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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.

Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)

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Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)

Fatma Said - El Nour (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 240 Mb | Total time: 64:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029523360 | Recorded: 2019

The young Egyptian soprano Fatma Said, praised for the luminosity and rich colours of her voice, makes her recording debut for Warner Classics with El Nour. Her enticing and absorbing recital programme crosses cultures, combining art songs by French, Spanish and Egyptian composers with Egyptian folk songs and popular songs from the Middle East. As she explains, “‘El Nour’ in Arabic means ‘the light’, and this album sheds light on how music that has been interpreted many times can be perceived in a different light. The idea is to connect three cultures – Arabic, French and Spanish – and to show how much, despite cultural, geographical and historical differences, they have in common when it comes to music”.

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

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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).

Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim - Majoun (1997)

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Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim - Majoun (1997)

Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim - Majoun (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:20
Ethnic Fusion, Ambient, Worldbeat, Experimental | Label: Sony Classical | # SK 62721

This feast for the ears almost defies classification. Richard Horowitz is probably best known for his award-winning score to the Bernardo Bertolucci movie, The Sheltering Sky. Featured on the album is Tehran singer Sussan Deyhim; her voice is extremely expressive in an "x-tatic" Middle Eastern style, with its distinctive embellishments and phrasing. Horowitz takes recordings of her voice and layers it in subtle yet exotic tapestries and harmonies. This is not the ripoff sampling done so often on ambient dance albums. Deyhim's voice is the center of the compositions, and her artistry is always honored. At times, her combined voices sound like the Manhattan Transfer, but when the title track features 84 recombined samples of her voice, the result is very unique. Although the sound processing is important, the album features many live musicians, including world music expert Jaron Lanier and members of the Moroccan National Radio and Television Orchestra. Majoun offers layers upon veils of mysteries and never stoops to trite Middle Eastern musical clichés. Highly recommended.

Youssou N'Dour - Birth of a Star: 11 Giant Dakar Hits (2001)

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Youssou N'Dour - Birth of a Star: 11 Giant Dakar Hits (2001)

Youssou N'Dour - Birth of a Star: 11 Giant Dakar Hits (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 446 Mb | Total time: 72:17 | Scans included
Folk, World & Country | Label: Manteca | # MANTCD025

Taken from material released in the '80s by the French Melodie label, these pieces were recorded before N'Dour became a major international star (as the title indicates). As such, he was making music for the home market, which wanted its mbalax sound hard – and that's what he gave them. He was still putting the elements together, but the basic components were in place – the rhythm and that remarkable high griot voice, then at its raw best. It's interesting to compare "Alboury" in this version to the one on Set, several years later. There's a pumping energy here that has become channeled on the later recording – maybe not as focused, but with a flavor of youth that's undeniable. And that energy transmits itself through all these tracks.

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - Buddha-Bar: Best Of By Ravin (2013) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 482 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb | 03:30:48
Lounge, Chillout, Ethnic, Ambient | Label: George 5 Records | # 3285232 - WAG377

Buddha-Bar, creator of Lounge music, is releasing its first Best Of album. Born in 1996, Buddha-Bar has become a Lounge temple of excellence. It is the first restaurant to blend gastronomy and music thus setting itself as THE creator of Lounge Music. Now with more than 30 references in its catalogue, a wealth of 20 years of experience and around twenty venues worldwide, Buddha-Bar unveils its first Best Of compilation of the Buddha-Bar music series, beautifully wrapped and signed by Ravin. Carefully selected over the years, this triple album cd takes us to a bold journey to various musical cultures. From Middle East, India, passing by Africa and South American, the master “Ravin” promises hours of escape and serenity. Listen to all the classics that have set Buddha-Bar as a world leading reference in Lounge & Electronic music: Karunesh, Arno Elias, Koop, Nickodemus, Laidback, Parov Stellar, Hess is more… “Buddha-Bar Best Of” by Ravin, beyond a cd, is already a must-have reference.

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.

Yosefa - Yosefa (1993)

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Yosefa - Yosefa (1993)

Yosefa - Yosefa (1993)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 167 Mb
Full Scans | 00:40:37 | RAR 5% Recovery
World, Folk, Electronic, Worldbeat, Dance | Oasis Productions Ltd. #7201-2

Yosefa Dahari is an Israeli singer born of Yemeni and Moroccan parents. Her style blends world beat electronic dance music beats with traditional singing styles of the Morocco and Yemen. Born Yosefa Dahari, she lives in Israel. Her recordings include Middle Eastern instruments such as the kanun, oud, zourna, darbouka and tin drum, as well as European instruments. Her style has been characterized as following in the tradition of the late Yemeni-Israeli singer Ofra Haza.

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.

VA - Just Say Mao (Volume III Of Just Say Yes) (1989) {Sire} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Just Say Mao (Volume III Of Just Say Yes) (1989) {Sire} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Just Say Mao (Volume III Of Just Say Yes) (1989) {Sire}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 566 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 233 mb
Genre: synth pop, dance pop, alternative, world, hip-hop, rap, rock, country

Just Say Mao is the third installment of Sire Records' compilation series Just Say Yes, released in 1989. This one features material from Depeche Mode, Ofra Haza, Lou Reed, Erasure, k.d. lang, Morrissey and many more.