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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.

VA - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (2021)

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VA - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (2021)

VA - Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection Of Music From The Arab World, Part 2 (2021)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 329 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 Mb | 00:52:03
World, Funk | Label: Habibi Funk Records

This compilation of songs is not meant as a historic reflection of popular music of the “Arab world.” It is a very personal selection of songs we grew to like at Habibi Funk. It is music that historically never existed as a unified musical genre. We think it’s important to make this distinction and to have the listener understand that the majority of the music on this compilation does not come from the highly famous names of the musical spectrum of North Africa and the Middle East. Instead, the final body compiled for this record consists of some – at least for us – nichey pearls and often overlooked artists; resulting in a diverse range of styles from Egyptian organ funk, disco sounds from Morocco, an example of the lively reggae scene of Libya, political songs from Lebanon, soundtrack music from Alge- ria, a musical union between Kenya and Oman, and much more.

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.

Mano Negra - Best Of Mano Negra (1998)

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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.

Silverfuchs - Teifl Eini (2021)

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Silverfuchs - Teifl Eini (2021)

Silverfuchs - Teifl Eini (2021)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 308 MB | Cover | 49:32 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 114 MB
Blues, Folk | Label: NRT-Records (Believe)

Mit „Teifl Eini“ veröffentlicht die österreichische Band Silverfuchs nicht nur ihr erstes Album, sondern zugleich auch eine gewisse Herausforderung für einen Musikrezensenten. Die Gruppe, die aus der Steiermark stammt und zu der Sepp Tieber-Kessler, Steve Muskatelz und Vlado Vesic gehören, siedelt sich musikalisch irgendwo zwischen Blues, Exerimental und Folk an und hat für ihr Erstlingswerk zwölf Titel eingespielt.

Souad Massi - Raoui (2001)

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Souad Massi - Raoui (2001)

Souad Massi - Raoui (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: Wrasse | # WRASS 061 | Time: 00:56:47 | Scans included
Ethnic Fusion, North African Folk, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Souad Massi is that rarest of Algerian performers – she doesn't sing rai music. But more than that, she's an accomplished singer/songwriter, a kind of North African Tracy Chapman, although she works in the Maghrebi genre of sha'bi as much as she does in folk music or soft rock. Electric guitars and touches of flamenco, oud, and the Arabic bass gimbri all help bring a real distinctiveness to her sound, which certainly has more in common with many American '60s protest singers than her contemporaries in Africa (indeed, to some she's Joan Baez reborn). Coke's production (he has worked with Ben Harper) is very sympathetic, bringing a live feel to the record ("Matebkiche" is, in fact, completely live). "Bladi" is a perfectly catchy song, its oud line deftly leading into Massi's smoky voice, and "Nekreh El Kelb" has a vital urgency.

Bab L' Bluz - Nayda! (2020)

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Bab L' Bluz - Nayda! (2020)

Bab L' Bluz - Nayda! (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 275 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 88 Mb | 00:38:15
World, Desert Blues, Female Vocal | Label: Real World Records

Through an arched gateway into the medina, inside a labyrinth of alleyways lined with shops selling spices and perfumed oils, rare vinyl and handmade instruments, comes the sound of the blues. Ancient and current, funky and rhythmic, buoyed by Arabic lyrics, soaring vocals and bass-heavy grooves, it seems to pulse from the heart of the Maghreb.

Black Level - Disco Action (vinyl rip) (1977) {Atlantic} **[RE-UP]**

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Black Level - Disco Action (vinyl rip) (1977) {Atlantic} **[RE-UP]**

Black Level - Disco Action (vinyl rip) (1977) {Atlantic}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 70 mb
Genre: disco, soul

Disco Action is a 1977 album by Black Level. Released on Atlantic Records only in Japan and Australia, none of the musicians credited on the album did anything else, so this is most likely a group of random musicians doing a disco album incognito to make the record label some disco money. It fits the mood of the time and a few of the songs are good enough for sampling usage, but it could have been any disco album made with any famous name slapped onto it. This one just happens to be by an unknown group of musicians who called themselves Black Level.

VA - Dubai Eklektic 1-3: Complied and Mixed by DJ Ravin and DJ Nicholas Sechaud (2010-2013) 6CD

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VA - Dubai Eklektic 1-3: Complied and Mixed by DJ Ravin and DJ Nicholas Sechaud (2010-2013) 6CD

VA - Dubai Eklektic 1-3: Complied and Mixed by DJ Ravin and DJ Nicholas Sechaud (2010-2013) 6CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 2.79 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 974 Mb | Scans ~ 143 Mb
Label: Avril Production | # AV1005, AV1114, AV1319 | Time: 07:06:19
Downtempo, House, Lounge, Ethnic Fusion

Dubai Eklektic By Ravin and Nicholas Sechaud Grosvenor House A Luxury Collection Hotel Dubai This title is linked to the impressive Grosvenor House Hotel, which stands like a monolith, competing for space in the Dubai skyline. DJ Ravin, part of the Buddha Bar Old Guard, knows his trade well and cuts some fine licks. Nicholas Sechaud backs Ravin up on the second disc, and his heritage comes from working as DJ in the fashion houses.

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.

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
Label: Luaka Bop, Warner Bros. | # 9362-45-211-2 | Time: 01:00:17
Worldbeat, Ethnic, North African

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.