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Gipsy Kings - Rare & Unplugged (2003)

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Gipsy Kings - Rare & Unplugged (2003)

Gipsy Kings - Rare & Unplugged (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 203 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 83 Mb | Scans included
Label: New Sound 2000 | # NFM015 | Time: 00:29:03
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion

The Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco to the world. The band started out in Arles, a village in southern France, during the '70s when brothers Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned flamenco artist Jose Reyes, teamed up with their cousins. Their eponymous 1988 album sold tremendously in France and appeared on the Top Ten album charts in 12 European countries, including England; in 1989, it spent 40 weeks on the U.S. charts and went gold, becoming one of the few Spanish albums to do so.

Osibisa - Happy Children (1973)

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Osibisa - Happy Children (1973)

Osibisa - Happy Children (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 85 Mb | Scans ~ 80 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-26863-2 | Time: 00:37:17
Afrobeat, High-Life, Afro-Pop, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock

Many bands were bringing international influences into rock in the early '70s, but no one fused funk, Afro-Cuban jazz and rock quite like Osibisa. Sophisticated horn arrangements, driving bass lines, African chants, tribal beats this 1973 LP is one of Osibisa's best: Take Your Trouble Go; Bassa Bassa; Happy Children; Fire, and more!

Gipsy Kings - Compas (1997)

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Gipsy Kings - Compas (1997)

Gipsy Kings - Compas (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 416 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans ~ 85 Mb
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 487993 2 | Time: 01:07:38

The Gipsy Kings' main strength is their consistency. Throughout their career, they have managed to craft an accessible, pop-oriented version of flamenco and gypsy music that also pushes boundaries. During it all, they recorded classy, satisfying albums like Compas. There's not much different about Compas, but since the album is so well made and enchanting, that isn't a curse; it's a blessing.

Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD)

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Ofra Haza - Albums & Singles Collection 1987-2008 (8CD)

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 1988; Shaday (1988); 5 Tracks (1989) Japan Only EP; Desert Wind (1989); Kirya (1992); Ofra Haza (1997); Forever Ofra Haza: Her Greatest Songs Remixed (2008).

Khaled - Sahra (1996)

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Khaled - Sahra (1996)

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.

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000) 3 CD Box Set

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Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits (2000) 3 CD Box Set

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.

Gipsy Kings - The Real... Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs

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Gipsy Kings - The Real... Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs

Gipsy Kings - The Real… Gipsy Kings, The Ultimate Collection (2014) 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 491 Mb | Scans included | 03:28:45
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion, Ethnic Pop | Label: Columbia/Sony | # 88875010792

The Gipsy Kings are a group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France, who perform in the Spanish language with an Andalusian accent. Although group members were born in France, their parents were mostly gitanos, Berber-Moroccan and Spanish gypsies who fled Catalonia during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. They are known for bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. The group originally called itself Los Reyes. Their music has a particular rumba flamenca style, with pop influences; many songs of the Gipsy Kings fit social dances, such as salsa and rumba. Their music has been described as a place where "Spanish flamenco and gypsy rhapsody meet salsa funk".

Gipsy Kings - Gipsy Kings (1987) [Re-Up]

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Gipsy Kings - Gipsy Kings (1987) [Re-Up]

Gipsy Kings - Gipsy Kings (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 279 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Label: Columbia/Sony/PEM | # 469123 2 | Time: 00:43:24
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion, Ethnic Pop

The mega-hit album that introduced the general public to the flamenco flavors, ebullient vocals and rushing rhythms of the Gypsies.

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

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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.

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.

Gipsy Kings - Allegria (1982)

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Gipsy Kings - Allegria (1982)

Gipsy Kings - Allegria (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Flamenco, Rumba Catalana, World Fusion | Label: Sony/Columbia | # 466762 2 | 00:38:50

Allegria was the first album the Gipsy Kings released under their own name. It consists primarily of more traditional flamenco-style pieces, featuring, of course, Tonino's otherworldly guitar. It includes two songs never released on a U.S. album (Pharaon and Recuerda) and the original acoustic version of Djobi Djoba. Note that this album and its successor, Luna de Fuego, are very different from the Gipsy Kings' later albums. They are both "unplugged" and have no instruments besides guitars, voices, and hand clapping.

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (2004) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

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Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (2004) 3 CD Set [Re-Up]

Ofra Haza - Greatest Hits: Volume 2 (2004) 3 CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.48 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 527 Mb | Scans ~ 414 Mb
Genre: Ethnic Pop, Worldbeat | Label: Hed-Arzi | # 64471 | Time: 03:49:28

Ofra Haza was quite possibly the most beloved singer in Israel's history, and one of Israel's most recognizable faces and voices worldwide. As a daughter of immigrants from Yemen's Jewish community and as an international superstar, she incorporated many styles into her repertoire. This wonderful collection contains 53 of her most popular songs in Hebrew, Arabic, and English.

Angelique Kidjo - Sings (2015) {FTN16042} [Proper]

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Angelique Kidjo - Sings (2015) {FTN16042} [Proper]

Angelique Kidjo - Sings (2015) {FTN16042}
EAC 1.5 | FLAC tracks level 6 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 251MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 106MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World, Ethnic, African

On March 31, 2015, Kidjo released her collaboration with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra. The album contains orchestral versions of 9 songs from previous albums and two original songs: Nanae and Otishe. All the songs are arranged by Gast Waltzing and David Laborier and the orchestra is conducted by Gast Waltzing. The Australian newspaper noted: "Kidjo opens what's arguably her most ambitious album by paying homage to her heroine, Miriam Makeba. None of her three previously released versions of Malaika can match the majesty and grandeur of this latest spine-tingling rendition, which features the singer in superlative voice (in Swahili) backed by the strings and wind instruments of the 110-piece Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Elsewhere, the consummate guitar playing of Kidjo's compatriot Lionel Loueke and Brazilian Romero Lubambo augment conductor-trumpeter Gast Waltzing's sumptuous arrangements.

Oonagh: Collection (2014 - 2015)

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Oonagh: Collection (2014 - 2015)

Oonagh: Collection (2014 - 2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | We Love Music | ~ 1364 or 461 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 265 Mb
Ethno-Pop / Folk / World / Fantasy Music

The stage name of German actress and musician Senta-Sofia Delliponti, Oonagh (the name is derived from a legendary faerie queen of Celtic origins) specializes in evocative, new age, Celtic-infused, fantasy dance-pop…