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Hamza El Din - Al Oud: Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia (1965) Reissue 1994

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Hamza El Din - Al Oud: Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia (1965) Reissue 1994

Hamza El Din - Al Oud: Instrumental and Vocal Music of Nubia (1965) Reissue 1994
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included | 00:47:24
World Music, Middle Eastern Folk, East African | Label: Vanguard | # 79194-2

His second album is similar in tone to his debut, featuring original compositions based on Nubian folk traditions, masterful oud playing, and soothing vocals. Serene and haunting, this was among the first world music recordings to make an international impact.

Ghalia Benali & Mâäk - MwSOUL (2017)

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Ghalia Benali & Mâäk - MwSOUL (2017)

Ghalia Benali & Mâäk - MwSOUL (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 46:22 min | 255 MB
African, Contemporary Jazz | Label: W.E.R.F.

It was during the revolution that people from all over the Middle East felt connected on a spiritual level no matter which country they came from. Tunisian-born and Brussels-based, Ghalia Benali, felt an otherworldly homogeneity with freedom seekers miles away and it felt as if she was destined for her new career venture. MwSOUL, which translates to "connected", was Benali's next music project. It is considered her most Sufi and spiritually oriented work. Most of the lyrics were written by her, yet the "MwSOUL" hit was written by the aspiring Egyptian poet, Abdallah Ghoneim.

Bargou 08 - Tarb (2017)

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Bargou 08 - Tarb (2017)

Bargou 08 - Targ (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & booklet | 42:41 min | 278 MB
world, africa, electronic, rock, psychedelic, traditional | Label: Glitterbeat Records

It’s the forgotten place. Lying between the mountains of northwest Tunisia and the Algerian border, the Bargou valley and the village named after it lie isolated, away from the world. It’s poor, barren country, but standing apart, Bargou has developed its own culture that had never been documented until Nidhal Yahyaoui began the task. Born in the valley, he grew up hearing his parents and family sing the songs that belong to the region, and he was determined that the music and traditions shouldn’t slip away into obscurity. With Targ, the album he’s made with his band Bargou 08, Yahyaoui has perfectly fused the past and the present to place Bargou on the map.

Kamilya Jubran - Habka (2017)

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Kamilya Jubran - Habka (2017)

Kamilya Jubran & Sarah Murcia - Habka (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & booklet | 40:49 min | 243 MB
World, Jazz | Label: L'Autre Distribution

Kamilya Jubran, chanteuse et oudiste, et Sarah Murcia, contrebassiste et compositrice, se rencontrent au sein de la formation palestinienne Sabreen où un langage commun se crée entre ces deux musiciennes férues d'aventures musicales singulières.

Alif - Aynama-Rtama (2015)

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Alif - Aynama-Rtama (2015)

Alif - Aynama-Rtama (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & booklet | 41:38 min | 286 MB
Jazz, Alternative Rock, Folk, Arabic | Label: Nawa Recordings

Alif is the collective sound of five musicians at the forefront of independent music in the Arab world. Conceived in 2012 and taking its name from the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, Alif features Khyam Allami (Oud), Tamer Abu Ghazaleh (Vocals/Buzuq), Bashar Farran (Bass), Maurice Louca (Keys/Electronics) and Khaled Yassine (Drums/Percussion).

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.

Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina (2016)

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Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina (2016)

Noura Mint Seymali - Arbina (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & booklet | 41:07 min | 289 MB
World, Ethnic, Folk, Africa | Label: Glitterbeat Records

Noura Mint Seymali hails from a Moorish musical dynasty in Mauritania, born into a prominent family of griot and choosing from an early age to embrace the artform that is its lifeblood. Yet traditional pedigree has proven but a stepping-stone for the work Noura and her band have embarked upon in recent years, simultaneously popularizing and reimagining Moorish music on the global stage, taking her family’s legacy to new heights as arguably Mauritania’s most widely exported musical act of all time.

VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs

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VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs

VA - Buddha-Bar XVII By DJ Ravin (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 972 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 357 Mb | Scans ~ 164 Mb
Label: George V Records | # 3322622 | Time: 02:36:04
Lounge, Chillout, Deep House, Ethnic Fusion

2015 two CD set. Buddha-Bar has set itself as a Lounge music pioneer since the 90's. Known and recognized in France and internationally, Buddha-Bar is the lounge music reference of talent spotters in lounge and electronic music. With a subtle mix of chill, deep and electronic music influences, Buddha-Bar XVII is no exception to the savoir-faire of the little Parisian label, George V Records. Drawing inspiration from Morocco, this opus promises warmth and sensuality to take you to an enchanting dream world. Bold mixes, hypnotic compositions and aesthetic arrangements are the key components of this new selection filled with emotions. Travel from the coasts to the middle of the desert and let yourself be carried away by the warm and soothing melodies that are the signature of the very first opus of the music collection.

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)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 1:13:51 | 424 MB
alternative indie, world | 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.

Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda - El Ndjoum (2018)

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Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda - El Ndjoum (2018)

Sofiane Saidi & Mazalda - El Ndjoum (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & Scans | 40:59 min | 274 MB
World, Africa, Arabic | Label: AIRFONO / Carton Records

Alors que les étoiles de Khaled, Mami ou Faudel semblent de plus en plus lointaines, que le raï se conjugue surtout au passé, un astre d’une lumière éclatante surgit des nuages. Comme les autres, il vient d’Orient, de Sidi Bel Abbès pour être exact, mais c’est ici, entre le cœur du 18e parisien et de la Croix-Rousse lyonnaise que son orbite s’est précisée. El Ndjoum (les étoiles), le nouvel album du chanteur Sofiane Saïdi accompagné du sextet Mazalda, sonne la résurrection du raï. Respectueux des grands anciens – Cheikha Rimitti, Raïna Raï ou Khaled – mais profondément actuelle, cette association dépoussière le genre et le rend à nouveau excitant.

VA - Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU - Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia (2018)

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VA - Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU - Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia (2018)

Various Artists - TAITU - Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s - 1970s Ethiopia (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 1:28:46 | 320 MB
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Modal, African | Label: BBE

Over the last decade, Lebanese DJ and traveling crate-digger has developed an obsession with the "golden age" of Ethiopian music in the late '60s and 1970s. Back then, Ethopian musicians developed a distinctive "Ethio" style that drew influences from a myriad of black American styles - most notably funk, soul, jazz, rhythm and blues, boogaloo and rock & roll - whilst remaining home-grown and East African in feel.

Rachid Taha - Zoom (2013)

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Rachid Taha - Zoom (2013)

Rachid Taha - Zoom (2013)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & booklet | 45:27 min | 528 MB
World, Arabic, Rock | Label: Naive

Avec Zoom, Rachid Taha signe un neuvième album poussant un peu plus loin ses pérégrinations au pays fou du rock'n'raï. Surtout un retour en force qui remet au premier plan l'ancien chanteur de carte de Séjour. Enregistré entre Paris et les studios Real World en Angleterre, avec Justin Adams (Juju,Triaboliques, Robert Plant) à la production, Zoom offre un impressionnant casting d'invités parmi lesquels l'ancien Clash Mick Jones, Brian Eno, Rodolphe Burger, la chanteuse de raï Cheba Fadela et Jeanne Added pour une démentielle reprise arabo-anglaise en duo du Now Or Never d'Elvis lui-même adapté du célèbre O Sole Moi.

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.

Ÿuma - Poussières d'Etoiles (2018)

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Ÿuma - Poussières d'Etoiles (2018)

Yuma - Poussières d'Etoiles (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) & booklet | 50:38 min | 267 MB
World, Ethnic, Folk | Label: L'Autre Distribution

ENTRE LES ANCIENS MYSTIQUES ORIENTAUX, LA FOLK SOUL ACOUSTIQUE, LA FEROCITE D UN DESERT BLUES ET LA FEBRILITE DE LA MUSIQUE NEO-ARABE ALTERNATIVE. - - - - Poussière d étoiles se dresse au carrefour de toutes ces influences. Sans doute, l intérêt que portent les artistes à la promotion de l universalité de la culture locale les pousse à faire évoluer celles-ci dans le sens de l ouverture. Quelques musiciens bretons viennent ici poser sobrement percussions, contrebasse, violoncelle et alto.

Bachar Mar-Khalifé - Ya Balad (2015)

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Bachar Mar-Khalifé - Ya Balad (2015)

Bachar Mar-Khalifé - Ya Balad (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+.log) | 47:33 min | 249 MB
experimental, jazz, post-rock, arabic | Label: Balcoon; InFiné éditions

Bachar Mar-Khalife is a French Lebanese singer, composer and a multi-instrumentalist. He has collaborated on many projects that fuse jazz, world music, electronic and hip-hop with artists as diverse as Bojan Z, Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano, Murcof and Kery James. Ya Balad ('O Homeland') is his third album and its central theme is Bachars' lost proximity with his native country Lebanon. He talks about the nostalgia that connects him to his roots and the loss of memory leading him onto a path of peregrination.