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Nadah El Shazly - Ahwar (2017)

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Nadah El Shazly - Ahwar (2017)

Nadah El Shazly - Ahwar (2017)
alternative, arabic, experimental | 37:56 min | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 222 MB
Label: Nawa Recordings

Starting out singing Misfits covers in a local punk band, then moving onto producing her own electronic tracks and making a name for herself in Cairo’s underground scene, Nadah El Shazly’s backstory is not that unusual. Her debut album on the other hand, is an entirely unexpected story.

Essam Rashad Classical Egyptian Dance (2017)

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Essam Rashad Classical Egyptian Dance (2017)

Essam Rashad Classical Egyptian Dance (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 52:25 | 126 Mb
Genre: Arabic, World Music, Dance / Label: ARC

This album features original Egyptian dance compositions as well as traditional pieces with a modern touch, by Essam Rashad (Cairo, Egypt). He learned music from his father in his childhood and in his twenties became a composer for the national Egyptian radio station. Later he joined the Egyptian National Orchestra as a specialist of the oud (lute). Info about the artist and the pieces.

Syriana - The Road To Damascus (2010) {Real World CDRW176}

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Syriana - The Road To Damascus (2010) {Real World CDRW176}

Syriana - The Road To Damascus (2010) {Real World CDRW176}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 377 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Real World Recordings | CDRW176
World / Electronic / Folk

Conceived in London and recorded in Damascus, this fascinating CD collection is a true fusion on many levels, traversing space and time, reinventing and subverting stereotypes, consciously marrying ancient Middle Eastern sounds with Parisian cafe music…The vocals are both stunning and spooky, the swirling music at once mysterious and totally accessible.

فيروز Fayrouz - Bebalee (2017)

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فيروز Fayrouz - Bebalee (2017)

Fayrouz - Bebalee (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 76 mb
Genre: world, folk, country

Bebalee is the 2017 album by singer Fayrouz. This was released by the Blue Note France via Decca.

Lena Chamamyan - Ghazl El Banat - Cotton Candy (2013)

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Lena Chamamyan - Ghazl El Banat - Cotton Candy (2013)

Lena Chamamyan - Ghazl El Banat - Cotton Candy (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 302.20 Mb | 53:00 | Covers
Oriental Jazz, World Music, Ethnic Jazz | Country: Syria, Armenia | Label: Forward Music

Syrian-Armenian musical trailblazer Lena Chamamyan is considered one of the best singers of her generation. A spirit of oriental jazz runs through her music – a fusion of traditional eastern songs from the Arab world and Armenia with western styles.

VA - Cafe Arabia (2017)

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VA - Cafe Arabia (2017)

VA - Cafe Arabia (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1:11:33 | 172 Mb
Genre: Lo-Fi, Ethnic, Downtempo / Label: Avatar Records

This label concocts a collection of laid-back music you can hear pumped out from street-side coffee-houses across North Africa and the Middle East. Sip the historic infusion with musical masters Radar, Angel Tears, B Line Brothers, Rhythm Vendors.

VA - Acid Arab Collections (2013)

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VA - Acid Arab Collections (2013)

VA - Acid Arab Collections (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:10:17 | 485 Mb
Electronic, World | Label: Versatile Records

After two successful vinyl EPs, the DJ and producer duo Acid Arab (Guido Minisky & Herve Carvalho) presents a 70-minute oriental journey with almost exclusively tracks by Pilooski, Omar Souleyman, I: Cube and other artists.

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.

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.

Omar Souleyman - Jazeera Nights (2010)

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Omar Souleyman - Jazeera Nights (2010)

Omar Souleyman - Jazeera Nights (2010)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:49:19 | 244 Mb
Electronic, Psychedelic Pop, World | Label: Sublime Frequencies

Another excellent Sublime Frequencies collection of Omar Souleyman's work, these very modern electronic Arabic folk songs were recorded live.

Mashrou' Leila - Ibn El Leil (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

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Mashrou' Leila - Ibn El Leil (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Mashrou' Leila - Ibn El Leil (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
alternative indie, world | 1:13:51 | MP3, 320 kbps | 171 MB
Label: Shoop! Shoop! Records

Mashrou' Leila are a five-strong indie band based in Beirut. Their rousing, sensual electro- pop anthems about political freedoms, LGBT rights, race, religion and modern Arabic identity have challenged the status quo of the Middle-Eastern pop industry.

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

Posted By: Designol
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.

VA - Anthology of Traditional Musics: The Yemenite Jews (1978)

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VA - Anthology of Traditional Musics: The Yemenite Jews (1978)

VA - Anthology of Traditional Musics: The Yemenite Jews (1978)
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Booklet included | 00:48:55
World, Ethnic Fusion, Jewish Folk, Diwan | Label: Auvidis/UNESCO | # D 8024

After the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem in 586 BCE, a group of Jews settled in Yemen. They remained in exile, sometimes prosperous but frequently persecuted, until the 19th century. They then began to return to what is now Israel, first in small numbers and later in an organized wave with the establishment of the Jewish state in 1948. They brought with them a rich heritage of religious, secular, and devotional (diwan) music, the last of which includes both religious and secular subjects. Every Jewish community in Yemen had it's own diwan, consisting of works from the renowned medieval Spanish poets of the Golden Age of Hebrew poetry, as well as original writings from community members. These poems, in the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic languages, were intended to be sung or chanted. According to the album's compiler Avner Bahat of the Jewish Music Research Centre, the Yemenite diwan is "the richest and most valuable of all." Eleven poems are presented in this 1976-77 recording.

Omar Souleyman - To Syria, With Love (2017)

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Omar Souleyman - To Syria, With Love (2017)

Omar Souleyman - To Syria, With Love (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:44:16 | 101 Mb
Psychedelic Pop, World | Label: Mad Decent

Omar Souleyman returns with a new album, To Syria, With Love, on June 2 (via Mad Decent). The follow-up to Bahdeni Nami, according to a press release, is a “personal ode” to Souleyman’s native country that eschews politics entirely. The record features keys by Hasan Alo and lyrics written by Souleyman’s longtime collaborator Shawah Al Ahmad.

Erik Truffaz - Face-a-Face (2006) {Blue Note}

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Erik Truffaz - Face-a-Face (2006) {Blue Note}

Erik Truffaz - Face-a-Face (2006)
2CD | EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 958 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 362 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 34 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, World Fusion | Blue Note / Capitol Music / EMI Music #094635705324

Eric Truffaz has covered a lot of ground - both literally and metaphorically - since releasing his first album on the Blue Note label in 1996. Recorded in several locations but cut to sound like a single concert, Face-a-Face reveals the success of this artist who, with consistency and determination, has travelled a long road to success that has been filled with detours, long stretches in the fast lane and occasional pit stops, but which has never veered away from the source of his originality and the happiness of his waking dream. For Truffaz, each concert is a chance to meet his public "face à face". And it's this exchange between musicians and their audiences - the source of his inspiration - that Truffaz has set out…