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Hamza El Din - Muwashshah (1995) [Reissue 2005]

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Hamza El Din - Muwashshah (1995) [Reissue 2005]

Hamza El Din - Muwashshah (1995) [Reissue 2005]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:30
World Music, Middle Eastern Folk, East African | Label: Alula | # ALU-5011

One of the many excellent albums he's recorded, Muwashshah offers abundant proof that when it comes to Middle Eastern and North African music, Hamza el Din is as impressive a musician as he is a singer. El Din's soulful vocals are something to treasure, but even if he did no singing whatsoever, his oud playing on hypnotic gems like "Assaramessuga," "Gala 2000," and "Bint Baladna" would make the CD worth the price of admission. The oud is a very recognizable lute that has been prominent in traditional Arabic music for centuries – anyone who has spent time listening to traditional Middle Eastern music has more than likely been exposed to the oud at some point – and el Din's mastery of it is undeniable. Thankfully, one doesn't have to choose between el Din's singing and his oud playing; both do their part to make Muwashshah the triumph that it is.

Sabry Mosbah - Mes racines (2017)

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Sabry Mosbah - Mes racines (2017)

Sabry Mosbah - Mes racines (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:39:57 | 231,27 MB
Electronic, World, Africa | Label: Accords Croises

Sabry Mosbah, fils du célèbre chanteur et compositeur Slah Mosbah, est considéré comme l’un des leaders de la nouvelle scène tunisienne émergente. L’album Asly (« Mes racines ») nous plonge dans une ambiance presque mythique, conforme aux visions entachées d’exotisme qui se propagent encore par-delà les rivages méditerranéens. Le métissage est présent dans toutes les étapes de ce disque, depuis sa conception entre Paris, Tunis et Bruxelles, jusqu’à son essence même, qui mélange le rock avec diverses formes de musiques populaires tunisiennes. L’artiste aux influences multiples oscille délicatement entre les sonorités actuelles d’une guitare fretless et de grosses basses envoûtantes posées sur des rythmiques puissantes et profondes, propices à la transe.

Ofra Haza - Fifty Gates Of Wisdom (Yemenite Songs) (1984) [Re-Up]

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Ofra Haza - Fifty Gates Of Wisdom (Yemenite Songs) (1984) [Re-Up]

Ofra Haza - Fifty Gates Of Wisdom (Yemenite Songs) (1984)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 93 Mb
Label: Shanachie | # 64002 | Time: 00:38:35 | Scans included
Ethnic Pop, Worldbeat, Middle Eastern Traditions

It would have been groundbreaking enough for the Israeli Ofra Haza to have performed an album of Yemeni Jewish songs. But when she and producer Bezalel Aloni added synthesizers, drum machines, and a generous helping of dance beats, they ended up creating one of the seminal records of world music–one of the very first ethno-techno releases whose reverberations extended into dance clubs around the globe, most especially with "Galbi." While its contemporary sound might make it seem shallow, there really is a lot of depth here, the lyrics coming from the poetry of 16th-century rabbi Shalom Shabazi. Along with fellow spirits like Dissidenten, Haza helped pave the way for Transglobal Underground, Natacha Atlas, and Banco de Gaia.

Djur Djura - Voice of Silence: Adventures in Afropea 2 - The Best of Djur Djura (1993) [Re-Up]

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Djur Djura - Voice of Silence: Adventures in Afropea 2 - The Best of Djur Djura (1993) [Re-Up]

Djur Djura - Voice of Silence: Adventures in Afropea 2 - The Best of Djur Djura (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included | 01:00:17
Worldbeat, Ethnic, North African | Label: Luaka Bop, Warner Bros. | # 9362-45-211-2

Collection of the finest work of the Algerian/French ensemble Djur Djura, compiled by David Byrne. The group's founder and focal point is Algerian-born vocalist Djura. Djura's music blends twining layers of vocals over flashing percussion and a blend of Eastern and Western instruments. Her words offer a profoundly emotional message of awareness and hope.

LiRaz - Naz (2018)

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LiRaz - Naz (2018)

Liraz - Naz (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:30:06 | 166,39 MB
african, electronic, world beats, downtempo | Label: Dead Sea Recordings

Sidestepping between Iran and Israel, singer and fim star Liraz drops her new album, playing with past and present, where the role of women in society takes centre stage.

Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)

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Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)

Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 361 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 101 Mb | 01:06:38
World Fusion, Ethnic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Jazzland | # 0602498772249

Singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef is one of the most appealing stars of world music, yet his music still resists categorisation within that vague genre. Last year we heard him in a "supergroup" with Omar Sosa and Anga Diaz, but he sounds more comfortable accompanied by the talented crop of Norwegian musicians loosely associated with "nu-jazz".
This cool style of playing, loose-limbed and hard-edged, provides the perfect backdrop to the Mediterranean warmth of Youssef's compositions. The most significant collaborator is producer-guitarist Eivind Aarset, who supplies backdrops of wide-ranging style and density, while remaining empathetic to Youssef's musical personality. Youssef can be deep, light-hearted, complex, funky and achingly romantic, sometimes all within one song. The album's pace is leisurely, full of atmosphere, groove and great playing, but rarely self-indulgent; you never forget whose album it is. By taking the most positive aspects of nu-jazz, Aarset and Youssef have forged a thrilling new sound that could make Divine Shadows a crossover hit.

Khaled - Sahra (1996) [Re-Up]

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Khaled - Sahra (1996) [Re-Up]

Khaled - Sahra (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 447 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
Raï, North African, World Fusion, Ethnic Pop | Label: Barclay | # 533 405-2 | 01:06:21

Sahra is a studio album from Algerian raï artist Khaled, released in 1996. It was the artist's biggest production to date, being co-produced by Philippe Eidel, Don Was, Jean-Jacques Goldman and Clive Hunt, and including performances by many other singers from around the world. It features what is perhaps Khaled's most popular song, "Aïcha". Most tracks are sung in Arabic, with a notable dosage of French. "Ki Kounti" is partially sung in Spanish as it features Mexican Rock vocalist Saúl Hernández from the reputable band Caifanes. The title track is named after Khaled's first daughter, Sarah, to whom the album is dedicated along with her mother, Samira.

Victoria Hanna - Victoria Hanna: Victoria Hanna (2017; 2018)

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Victoria Hanna - Victoria Hanna: Victoria Hanna (2017; 2018)

Victoria Hanna - Victoria Hanna (2017; 2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:37:36 | 201,21 MB
World, Folk, Israel | Label: Self Records

Victoria Hanna was brought up in an ultra-Orthodox Mizrahi Jewish family in Jerusalem by an Egyptian rabbi father and a Persian mother. She stuttered as a child. She was born in and lives in Jerusalem, and has three children.

Lemma, Souad Asla - Femmes artistes de la Saoura (2018)

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Lemma, Souad Asla - Femmes artistes de la Saoura (2018)

Lemma, Souad Asla - Femmes artistes de la Saoura (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:07:24 | 476 MB
World, Arabic, Folk, Blues | Label: Buda Musique

L’ensemble féminin Lemma, créé sous l’impulsion de Souad Asla, est originaire de la Saoura, le sud saharien de l’Algérie. La musique de la Saoura, tantôt lente et langoureuse, tantôt vive et chaloupée, demeure reconnaissable par le dépouillement de ses instruments et la place qu’occupe le corps. La voix et les mains restent les principaux instruments, auxquels se joignent les percussions. Grave ou trivial, le texte chante les amours déçues, les veilles insomniaques et les tourments, les élégies au Prophète et les invocations de sa famille. Les femmes artistes de Lemma ont été et seront invitées dans de nombreux festivals, en France et en Europe.

Gaye Su Akyol - İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (2018)

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Gaye Su Akyol - İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (2018)

Gaye Su Akyol - İstikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:43:02 | 256,17 MB
World, Arabic, Rock | Label: Glitterbeat

With the release of her first international album “Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu” (2016), Gaye Su Akyol established herself as one of Turkey’s most compelling young voices and most exhilarating sonic explorers. Her work as a singer-songwriter, producer and audio/visual conceptualist, simultaneously navigates the storied past, the hyper-connected present and the unscripted future.

Dur-Dur Band - Dur Dur of Somalia, Vol. 1 & 2 (2018)

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Dur-Dur Band - Dur Dur of Somalia, Vol. 1 & 2 (2018)

Dur-Dur Band - Dur Dur of Somalia, Vol. 1 & 2 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 484 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 247 Mb | 01:47:44
World, Funk | Label: Analog Africa

When Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb arrived in Mogadishu in November of 2016, he was informed by his host that he would have to be accompanied at all times by an armed escort while in the country. The next morning, a neighbour and former security guard put on a military uniform, borrowed an AK-47 from somewhere and escorted him to Via Roma, an historical street in the heart of Hamar-Weyne, the city's oldest district. Although previous Analog Africa releases have demonstrated a willingness to go more than the extra air-mile to track down the stories behind the music, the trip to Mogadishu was a musical journey of a different kind. It was the culmination of an odyssey that had started many years earlier.

VA - Buddha-Bar XVIII, by DJ Ravin and DJ Sam Popat (2016) 2 CDs

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VA - Buddha-Bar XVIII, by DJ Ravin and DJ Sam Popat (2016) 2 CDs

VA - Buddha-Bar XVIII, by DJ Ravin and DJ Sam Popat (2016) 2 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 910 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 332Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Lounge, Chillout, Deep House, Ethnic Fusion | George V Records | # 3335782 | 02:21:45

For the last 20 years, Spring time has always rhymed with Buddha-Bar. So don’t freak out Buddha-Bar lovers, 2016 will be no exception to this tradition. Behind this new opus, a duo featuring DJ Ravin and DJ Sam Popat, both resident DJ since the 90’s, who have proven their worth and stood the test of time over the years Ravin, passionated and pioneer of the Lounge music movement, will take you to a holistic and enchanting journey by signing the rich CD 1 charged with emotions. Sam, a Parisian heavy clubber, always looking for new music beats and trends will take you to his world infused with electro-ethic music with a CD 2 always more exciting and bold. Along this mystical adventure, discover the new tracks from Bombay Dub Orchestra, Ambray but also remixes exclusively created for the occasion by Fabrice Dayan, Dreamers Inc ou Dole and Kom.

V.A. - Buddha-Bar II (By Claude Challe) (2000) (Repost)

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V.A. - Buddha-Bar II (By Claude Challe) (2000) (Repost)

V.A. - Buddha Bar II (By Claude Challe) (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,01 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 345 MB | Covers - 179 MB
Genre: Chillout, Downtempo, Lounge, World | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Chall'OMusic/Wagram Music (3060852)

Claude Challe's Buddha-Bar, Vol. II compilation has elements of Far Eastern spirituality, African song, European electronica, and Spanish spice. The first album, Buddha-Bar, is very mellow for the most part. Deepak Chopra and Demi Moore, far and away the most recognizable names on the album, do a spoken word ditty on love and self-worth. People who are not fans of new age doctrine will appreciate artists such as Oliver Shanti and Consuelo Luz, both of whom contribute songs that manage to sound musical, spiritual and ethnic at once. The second album varies from hallucinatory to groovy to fairly high-energy. "Tears Inshalla" will appeal to fans of Eastern-influenced trance. Lyrics are of almost no importance on the album…

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000) 3 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 514 Mb | Scans ~ 540 Mb
Genre: Ethnic Pop, Worldbeat | Label: Hed-Arzi | # 64027 | Time: 03:45:05

This triple CD set came out on the heels of Ofra Haza's tragic death. It contains all her greatest hits in Hebrew, Yemenite/Arabic and English, and also songs that have never before appeared on an album. This is the ultimate collection of one of Israel's most beloved performers.

Ehsan Matoori ft. Mohsen Namjoo - Phantasm (2019)

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Ehsan Matoori ft. Mohsen Namjoo - Phantasm (2019)

Ehsan Matoori ft. Mohsen Namjoo - Phantasm (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 41:17 min | 237 MB
folk, world, persian, iranian | Label: Sheed Records

Ehsan Matoori is an Iranian Santoor Player who has performed with some well-known world music masters. He is also member of SMU world music ensemble.
Mohssen Namjoo's music is best known for two facts: combining Persian (Iranian) traditional music with western music (Jazz, Blues and Rock) leading to intelligently-arranged assimilative music and a whole new way of singing, latter being the point he has been very criticized upon.