I only expect the best from Habibi Funk, and I am not disappointed. Ahmed Ben Ali is a Libyan musician who combines North African music with dub and reggae sensibilities. Four tracks of bumping groove.
Mohamed Mazouni was a suave, hip cat who was every bit as cool as Johnny Haliday and could have given a good run against Jacques Brel, but from more of a proto-hipster yé-yé angle. Born Bad Records has a treasure here, and they do a fine job explaining the importance of this release: Mazouni, a […]
Tanzania, as a whole, has amazing musical diversity. Siti & The Band hail from Zanzibar, and you can hear the deep Arabic influence in their music. From their Bandcamp website: Zanzibar, the mystic island and home to world renowned musicians Siti Binti Saad and Bi Kidude as well as the Festival Sauti za Busara and […]
Sub Rosa Records issues a magnificent collection of recordings done in Sanaa and Aden, Yemen’s first and second cities. The album was recorded in 1973 by Ragnar Johnson and Jessica Mayer, who did a stellar job making the original recordings sound so warm.
Fairouz is the nightingale of the Arab pop world. Here’s an album’s worth of hits for you to hear.