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Saturday, 22 December 2007

Putumayo Presents: Sahara Lounge -:- Various Artists

Album :Putumayo Presents: Sahara Lounge

Artists : Various

Melodies :

01 Sharif - Shiraz (Iran-Usa)
02 Nabiha Yazbeck - Astahel (Lebanon)
03 Bahia El Idrissi - Arhil (Morocco)
04 Maya Nasri - Khallini Biljao (Lebanon)
05 Dahmane El Harrachi - Ya Rayah (Sonarremix) (Algeria)
06 Soap Kills - Dub4Me (Lebanon)
07 Nickodemus Ft. Carol C. - Cleopatra In New York (Zim Zam Mix) (Usa)
08 Yasser Habeeb - Elama (United Arab Emirates)
09 Ilhan Ersahin - Fly (Turkey)
10 Jasmon Ft. Mohammed Mounir - Hanina (Jasmon Mix) (Germany-Egypt)
11 Justin Adams - Desert Road (Uk)
12 Toufic Farroukh Ft. Yasmine Hamdam - Lili S'en Fout (Lebanon)
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If anyone can be seen to be involved in 'world music' , it certainly is Ali Bahia El Idrissi (Casablanca, Morocco). Idrissi is not only a talented singer, but also an accomplished percussionist, director, composer and songwriter. His musical career started in Morocco where he studied Andalucian singing. Idrissi specialised in soefi-singing, an art form made popular in the Western world by singers such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from Pakistan. In the past few years, Idrissi hasn't only performed as Cheb Mami's and Cheb Khaled's support act, but has also made several video clips with groups such as Casa Express, who have played on the Moroccan tv many times (and in Holland on a number of migrants' tv stations). Musicians which Idrissi has worked with recently include Rachid & Samir Laklifi and Mohammed Benchakhchakh.
In 1998 Idrissi worked together with sound artist Michel Banabila for the first time which resulted in the track 'Idrissi'. Banabila co-operated in the past with East meets West, Yasar Saka, Erkan Ogur, and Byzantium to name a few. Currently, he has already signed off on a respectable number of solo CD's including VoizNoiz-urban sound scapes. (Steamin. Soundworks 1999) which was received very well internationally.The co operation between Banabila and Idrissi was a success and resulted in new tracks recorded on the promotion CD 'Kawakib Al Maghred' produced by Banabila and published by the 'Zuid-Hollandse Popunie' .
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