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Arabic Groove Putumayo Presents

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Rock the Kasbah with this collection of contemporary music from North Africa and the Middle East


While not yet part of mainstream American music, Middle Eastern music, as evidenced by the rise of Algerian pop star Khaled in France, has sidled up to other club music forms in the hot spots of Paris, London, and elsewhere. To that end, Putumayo's Arabic Groove brings us up to date with their compilation, a jubilant sonic party rooted in ancient musical tradition and structure, steeped in the au courant flavors of hip-hop, R&B, and other urban western forms. Lebanese, Egyptian, Moroccan, and Algerian artists such as former Londoner Natacha Atlas (who has been featured with both Transglobal Underground and Jah Wobble) contribute 11 songs which lend themselves to sensual dance, exotic drink, and glamorous gatherings of multicultural hipsters. Traditional Arabic instruments such as the flute and oud blend with guitar, bass, and drums, laying down plenty of funk, fun, and full-on booty-shaking rhythms. A heady high point is the disco-nomad jam "Leiley," a Transglobal Underground remix of a hit by Lebanese songstress Dania. Arabic Groove is a feast of a sampler. --Paige La Grone

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Moi Et Toi - Abdel Ali Slimani
  2. Galbi - Abdy
  3. Leiley (Transglobal Underground Remix) - Dania
  4. Amarain - Amr Diab
  5. Intil Waheeda - Hisham Abbas
  6. Hely Meli - Hamid El Shaeri
  7. Mani - Fadela & Sahraoui
  8. Kidda - Natacha Atlas
  9. Mauvais Sang - Khaled
  10. Ne Me Jugez Pas (Volodia Remix) - Sawt El Atlas
  11. L'histoire - Cheb Tarik

Product details

  • Audio CD (June 12, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • ASIN: B00005J6WU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,010 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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