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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.

Ofra Haza - Ya Ba Ye (US CD5) (1989) {Sire} **[RE-UP]**

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Ofra Haza - Ya Ba Ye (US CD5) (1989) {Sire} **[RE-UP]**

Ofra Haza - Ya Ba Ye (US CD5) (1989) {Sire}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 225 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 79 mb
Genre: world, dance

Ya Ba Ye is the 1989 single by the late singer Ofra Haza. This was the first single from her album Desert Wind. This was a Sire presentation.

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 | Scans included | Time: 00:56:47
Ethnic Fusion, North African Folk, Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Wrasse | # WRASS 061

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.

Mawaran - La Yarana (2017)

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Mawaran - La Yarana (2017)

Mawaran - La Yarana (2017)
XLD | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:53:33 | 271,39 MB
World | Label: Troba Vox

Mawaran, chant – Pierre Blanchut, santur – Brahim Dhour, oud violon – Florent Rousset, percussion
Une voix libanaise, grave, profonde, celle de Mawaran, formé dans la pure tradition arabo-andalouse du Moyen-Orient. Compositeur, poète, sont art est né dans les souterrains de la guerre. Il a grandi dans l’exil. Entouré d’instruments classiques d’orient, il crée un climat entre méditation et énergie exultante. Son chant se fraie entre ces deux pôles, le chemin du dévoilement de la conscience, il crie l’impatience des corps en une quête libératoire.

Assala Nasri - Mohtamma Bel Tafaseel (2017) {Rotana}

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Assala Nasri - Mohtamma Bel Tafaseel (2017) {Rotana}

Assala Nasri - Mohtamma Bel Tafaseel (2017) {Rotana}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 120 mb
Genre: world

Mohtamma Bel Tafaseel is the 2017 disc by Syrian singer Assala Nasri. This was released on the Rotana label.

Mishari Alafasy - Qalbi Muhammad (2016) {Sense Inc.}

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Mishari Alafasy - Qalbi Muhammad (2016) {Sense Inc.}

Mishari Alafasy - Qalbi Muhammad (2016) {Sense Inc.}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 166 mb
Genre: world

Qalbi Muhammad is the 2016 disc by Kuwaiti preacher, imam, quran reciter and nasheed artist Mishari Alafasy (مشاري بن راشد العفاسي). This was released on the Sense Inc. label.

Yara - Meaazabni Al Hawa (2017) {Watary}

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Yara - Meaazabni Al Hawa (2017) {Watary}

Yara - Meaazabni Al Hawa (2017) {Watary}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 77 mb
Genre: world

Meaazabni Al Hawa is the 2017 disc by Lebanese pop singer كارلا نزيه البرقاشي‎ (Carla Nazīh al-Birqāši), better known under the mononym Yara. This was released on the Watary label.

DAM - Ben Haana Wa Maana (2019)

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DAM - Ben Haana Wa Maana (2019)

DAM - Ben Haana Wa Maana (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:46:43 | 299,90 MB
World; Arabic; Hip Hop | Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited

Ben Haana Wa Maana is DAM's third studio album. DAM fuse traditional Middle Eastern sounds, rhythm and intonation of Arabic-language rap and the unmistakably hip-hop attitude. Formed in 1999 DAM were one of the first acts to popularise rapping in Arabic (although they also rap in English and Hebrew) and have since become renowned for their unique fusion of East and West which combines Arabic percussion rhythms, Middle Eastern melodies and urban hip-hop. Their first single Min Irhabi ('Who's the terrorist?') racked up over 1 million downloads and brought the group to the attention of young people across the Middle East for both their distinctive musical style and the political and humanitarian subtext.

Sabry Mosbah - Mes racines (2017)

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Sabry Mosbah - Mes racines (2017)

Sabry Mosbah - Mes racines (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:39:57 | 231,27 MB
Electronic, World, Africa | Label: Accords Croises

Sabry Mosbah, fils du célèbre chanteur et compositeur Slah Mosbah, est considéré comme l’un des leaders de la nouvelle scène tunisienne émergente. L’album Asly (« Mes racines ») nous plonge dans une ambiance presque mythique, conforme aux visions entachées d’exotisme qui se propagent encore par-delà les rivages méditerranéens. Le métissage est présent dans toutes les étapes de ce disque, depuis sa conception entre Paris, Tunis et Bruxelles, jusqu’à son essence même, qui mélange le rock avec diverses formes de musiques populaires tunisiennes. L’artiste aux influences multiples oscille délicatement entre les sonorités actuelles d’une guitare fretless et de grosses basses envoûtantes posées sur des rythmiques puissantes et profondes, propices à la transe.

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

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.

LiRaz - Naz (2018)

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LiRaz - Naz (2018)

Liraz - Naz (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:30:06 | 166,39 MB
african, electronic, world beats, downtempo | Label: Dead Sea Recordings

Sidestepping between Iran and Israel, singer and fim star Liraz drops her new album, playing with past and present, where the role of women in society takes centre stage.

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.

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.

Victoria Hanna - Victoria Hanna: Victoria Hanna (2017; 2018)

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Victoria Hanna - Victoria Hanna: Victoria Hanna (2017; 2018)

Victoria Hanna - Victoria Hanna (2017; 2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:37:36 | 201,21 MB
World, Folk, Israel | Label: Self Records

Victoria Hanna was brought up in an ultra-Orthodox Mizrahi Jewish family in Jerusalem by an Egyptian rabbi father and a Persian mother. She stuttered as a child. She was born in and lives in Jerusalem, and has three children.