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The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr ‎- Jazz, Jazz, Jazz (2018)

Posted By: delpotro
The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr ‎- Jazz, Jazz, Jazz (2018)

The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr ‎- Jazz, Jazz, Jazz (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 317 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 120 Mb | Covers included | 00:43:58
World, Jazz-Funk | Label: Habibi Funk Records

I heard about Seif Abu Bakr and The Scorpions for the first time maybe 3-4 years ago. Their album “Jazz, Jazz Jazz” ended up on my radar because of an eBay auction; it might have been the first auction for this particular album on the platform. While the bids kept on rising daily up to a staggering 1000$, if I recall correctly, I was intrigued about the snippet preview bits of the music on this album as well as by the impressive artwork. This album happens to be my first conscious connection with Sudanese music. Habibi Funk must have already existed for a year or so but I had not yet come across any recording from Sudan that I felt fitting in the context we set for our self. I remember I did some quick research in the aftermath of the auction (which I obviously did not win) to gather some information about the band but apart from some vague bits and pieces I could not find anything.

Natacha Atlas - Mish Maoul (2006) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Natacha Atlas - Mish Maoul (2006) [Re-Up]

Natacha Atlas - Mish Maoul (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Label: Mantra Records | # MNTCD 1038 | Time: 00:51:27
Worldbeat, Ethnic Pop, Middle Eastern, Electronic

Even when paying homage to the Moroccan music she grew up with, vocalist Natacha Atlas can't help but let the multicultural and modern seep in. With bossa nova, Western pop, and just a thin slice of electronica figuring into the mix, the "back to my roots" album Mish Maoul is a rich collection of music that doesn't sound decorated but natural coming from an artist who prides herself in being a musical nomad. Easy to believe a nomad's memories of her homeland would be foggy and sentimental, and easy to believe the modern nomad's soundtrack would sound something like this – only something like this because this is far and away Atlas' most personal album. Suitably, she seems totally in charge of its construction, making interesting production choices with the help of Temple of Sound, Timothy Whelan, and others. For someone who has worked with Transglobal Underground, Art of Trance, and Jah Wobble in the past, the restraint Atlas uses on the rhythmic and ritualistic "Hayati Inta" is surprising and creates an intoxicating tension with only a slight bit of electric guitar revealing this isn't a field recording.

Various Artists - Arabic Cafe (2020)

Posted By: ciklon5
Various Artists - Arabic Cafe (2020)

Various Artists - Arabic Cafe (2020)
FLAC tracks | 1:07:34 | 421 Mb
Genre: Arabic Music, World / Label: ARC Music

Be transported to the cafés of Arabia with chilled grooves from across the region. This mostly acoustic set is performed by top musicians from Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.

Yasmine Hamdan - Yasmine Hamdan (2012) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Yasmine Hamdan - Yasmine Hamdan (2012) [Re-Up]

Yasmine Hamdan - Yasmine Hamdan (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 89 Mb | Scans ~ 189 Mb
Label: Kwaidan Records | # KW032 | Time: 00:38:39
Ethnic Fusion, Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo

An underground icon throughout the Arab world, vocalist Yasmine Hamdan presents her mesmerizing debut solo album - an elegant mutant strain of electro folk, inspired by various Middle eastern traditions - written and produced in collaboration with Marc Collin of Nouvelle Vague. Yasmine first became known with Soapkills, the duo she founded in Beirut, which was probably the first indie/electronic band to appear in the Middle East. The music of Soapkills quickly became the soundtrack to the vibrant, young arts scene which developed in postwar Lebanon and elsewhere in the Arab world. On moving to Paris Yasmine worked with CocoRosie and French electronic music producer Mirwais. The inspiration for the melodies and the lyrics of her music comes from the great Arab women singers of the mid-20th century and the mischievous sensuality and the subtle, ironic social criticism which pervades their lyrics. Yasmine's vocals are connected to traditions of Arabic music but the structures and arrangements of the songs are very remote from its codes.

The Three Kawkabani Brothers & Hassan Al Zabeede - Music from Yemen Arabia (2018)

Posted By: aasana
The Three Kawkabani Brothers & Hassan Al Zabeede - Music from Yemen Arabia (2018)

The Three Kawkabani Brothers & Hassan Al Zabeede - Music from Yemen Arabia (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:35:43 | 535,31 MB
World, Ethnic, Arabic | Label: Sub Rosa Label

These songs originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej and the port of Aden. Samar is the delicious, luxury time when people gather for relaxation, refreshment and music.

Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]

Posted By: Designol
Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD) [Re-Up]

Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.46 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Complete Scans
Genre: Worldbeat, Ethnic Pop, Middle Eastern Traditions | Time: 05:42:29

Collection includes: Im Nin 'alu (Played In Full Mix) (1987) Maxi-Single; Shaday (1988); 5 Tracks (1989) Japan Only EP; Desert Wind (1989); Kirya (1992); Ofra Haza (1997); Forever Ofra Haza: Her Greatest Songs Remixed (2008).

Mano Negra - Best Of Mano Negra (1998)

Posted By: Designol
Mano Negra - Best Of Mano Negra (1998)

Mano Negra - Best Of Mano Negra (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 449 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Label: Virgin | # 7243 8 46684 2 6 | Time: 01:05:49
World Fusion, French Rock, Rock en Español, Alternative Latin, Ethno-Punk

Best of Mano Negra is a compilation album by Mano Negra, released in 1998. It included their greatest hits from 1988 to 1994. Mano Negra (complete Spanish name: La Mano Negra, sometimes nicknamed La Mano in France) was a music group active from 1987 to 1995 and fronted by Manu Chao. The group was founded in Paris by Chao, his brother (Antoine) and cousin (Santiago), all born of Spanish parents with partly Cuban roots. Their songs were mostly in Spanish, English and French, often switching from one language to the other in the same song or in the middle of a sentence or title (e.g. "Puta's Fever"). They also had a hit song in Arabic. They are considered pioneers of world fusion. Mano Negra incorporated an impressive array of musical styles: punk rock, flamenco, ska, salsa, French chanson, hip hop, raï, rockabilly, reggae and African rhythms.

Dalida - The Queen (2003)

Posted By: popsakov
Dalida - The Queen (2003)

Dalida - The Queen (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 583 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 203 Mb
Scans Included | 01:14:15 | 3% Recovery
Pop, World, Latin, Disco, Euro House | Orlando / Barclay / Universal Music #980 956-4

Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti, professionally known as Dalida, was a French singer and actress, born in Egypt to Italian parents. She won the Miss Egypt beauty contest in 1954 and began a 31-year singing career in 1956, selling 170 million albums and singles worldwide. Dalida earned 45 gold record awards and a pair of platinum records for her sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Japan, and was the first singer to receive a diamond disc.. A superstar in France and much of the rest of Europe, Dalida enjoyed hit records in three different decades. In 1981, Dalida celebrated 25 years of her career. On 18 March, the first night of her seventh and last Olympia concert residency, Orlando awarded Dalida with a Diamond Disk for Lifetime Achievement and 45 million units sold. The event was a live transmission. It is also the first time in world history that the term "diamond disk" was used and awarded to a singer. In 1999, RIAA introduced a new diamond award, inspired by Dalida's achievement.

Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada (2016) {Glitterbeat}

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Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada (2016) {Glitterbeat}

Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada (2016) {Glitterbeat}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 424MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 89MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Music, African Music, Desert Blues

Raised in a refugee camp in Algeria, Aziza Brahim embodies and mourns the displacement of North Africa’s Sahrawi people. Her ascent has been steady rather than spectacular, her breakthrough coming with 2014’s Soutak, an elegant acoustic set that drew from her adopted Barcelona home. Here, Brahim embraces the electric desert blues popularised by Tinariwen and Tamikrest (with whom she shares producer Chris Eckman). It’s a buoyant sound – Brahim’s voice is too airy for drones and chants – led by rolling pieces such as Calles de Dajla and followed by slow, contemplative blues. At its heart is a title track grieving for the exiled thousands stranded in an inhospitable tract of Western Sahara, whose only escape is “music and imagination”.

No Blues - Best of 10 Years Arabicana (2016)

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No Blues - Best of 10 Years Arabicana (2016)

No Blues - Best of 10 Years Arabicana (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 292 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 112 MB | 43:14
Genre: World, Blues, Rock, Folk | Label: Continental Record Services

Specializing in a unique worldbeat hybrid of American folk, blues, and the rhythmically unfixed Middle Eastern traditional style known as taqsim, Netherlands-based No Blues call what they play "Arabicana," and it's an apt term. Essentially a trio of American, Middle Eastern, and Dutch musicians, with ex-Deirdre and W.A.T. member Ad Van Meurs on guitar, Haytham Safia on oud, and former Marbletones member Anne-Maarten Van Heuvelen on bass, No Blues also featured percussionist Osama Maleegi, vocalist Ankie Keultjes, and drummer Eric Vanderlest on 2005's Farewell Shalabiye and 2007's Ya Dunya (which also included a prominent and active guest spot from Tracy Bonham on violin and vocals).

Various Artists - De Kaboul à Bamako (2019)

Posted By: aasana
Various Artists - De Kaboul à Bamako (2019)

Mahwash - De Kaboul à Bamako (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:00:42 | 345,95 MB
Accord Croisés | Label: Accord Croisés

« From Kabul to Bamako » is a project on the theme of exile, forced departure, but also new beginnings. If these two cities are separated by thousands of kilometers, they are not connected by a road, but by a community, by similar destinies. This musical project explores the various memories and identities of exiled artists that managed to keep their cultural heritage as a unique baggage. Through their art, their home country resides in their heart.

Oum - Daba (2019)

Posted By: aasana
Oum - Daba (2019)

Oum - Daba (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) booklet | 00:49:51 | 295,47 MB
Folk, World, & Country | Label: Lof Music\\MDC

Daba means ‘Now’ in Moroccan. Giving this title to her third album is, for Oum, all about linking yesterday’s experience to the one determined by the present moment. In this ‘now’, the singer, having achieved a certain artistic maturity, is able to mix traditional Arab and Sahraoui elements with discreet borrowings from more contemporary aesthetics – soul, jazz and electronic trance.

Denis Raisin Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Laudes: Confréries d'Orient et d'Occident (2009)

Posted By: ArlegZ
Denis Raisin Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Laudes: Confréries d'Orient et d'Occident (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 76:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090901 | Recorded: 2008

In the margin of official religious institutions, Catholic confraternities and Muslim orders offered a mystical experience. Music played an important role in their rituals, as a way of access to God. Simple, repetitive, haunting, this music sung in groups during processions or devotional meetings was intended to place the assembly in a state of ecstatic trance.

Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (Habibi Funk 010)

Posted By: aasana
Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (Habibi Funk 010)

Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (Habibi Funk 010) (2019)
World; Arabic Music; Funk, Jazz | 00:35:03 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 230,33 MB
Label: HABIBI Funk Records

The completely unknown debut album of Issam Hajali (Ferkat Al Ard) fuses jazz and folk with Arabic and Iranian influences into unique beauty. Originally released in a limited run of 75 cassette tape copies.

Omar Souleyman - Shlon (2019)

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Omar Souleyman - Shlon (2019)

Omar Souleyman - Shlon (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:35:15 | 82 Mb
World, Dabke, Electronic | Label: Mad Decent

Omar Souleyman turns out another brilliant batch of club-ready turns on EDM powerhouse Mad Decent. Getting back to the type of fire found on his Sublime Frequencies and Sham Palace turns following years of Four Tet-produced missteps, ‘Shlon’ is delivered hot and direct in the vein of 2017’s ‘To Dyria, With Love’ with 6 tracks of whirlwind microtonal synth licks, stentorian vox and driving machine rhythms. ’Salon’ sets it off with slow donks and line-dancing claps, ’Shi Tridin’ steps it up with a wild mix of Euro-house swagger and blazing synth crossfire, and ‘Mawwal’ makes room for dry-iced, beat-less slow jam in the titular style of sung poetry. ‘About Zilif’ is the BIG one though, featuring Rizan Sa’id slinging wild drums and scything riffs compatible with electro chaabi, and ‘Layle’ nearly hits Psy-trance levels of yoghurt-weaving club actio.