Mohamed Asfour – Noura (محمد عصفور – نوره) (Egypt, 1969, Tarek Phone / اسطوانات طارق فون)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Noura” (نوره), a deep bewitching Middle-Eastern psychedelic Folk Jazz Funk Belly dance track with killer arabic grooves & awesome violin parts, recorded in the early 60s by the Egyptian composer & accordion player Mohamed Asfour (محمد عصفور) & that reminds me the best compositions from the other Egyptian legendary musician Baligh Hamdi (بليغ حمدي)- Enjoy !

Mohamed Asfour – Noura (محمد عصفور – نوره)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/r3T2oI9BMVY

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain (Lebanon, 1960s, Pianophon)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Ya Zain” (“آه يا زين“, that could be translated by “Oh you, handful person !“), a dope percussive Dabke (middle eastern drum) Folk track and a classic Arabic wedding song.

Said by many sources to be based on a portion of Turkish song “Muhabbet Bağına Girdim Bu Gece” originally recorded in the 40s by the musician Yesari Asim Arsoy, and covered a hundred of times through the years by many artists (Mohamed Qandeel, Sabah, Safiye Ayla, Omar Khorshid..), I decided to present you here my favorite version and probably one of its earliest in Arabic, the one recorded in the late 50s by the Lebanese composer Mohammed El-Bakkar and his Oriental Ensemble – Perfect to belly dance your dance floor, so.. enjoy Habibi !

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ewijvSFEiqo

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Baligh Hamdi – Zouba / بليغ حمدي – زوبة (Egypt, 1970s, La Voix Du Globe)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Zouba” (“زوبة” in Arabic), a beautiful deep Middle-Eastern Jazz track with with groovy organ & splendid violin parts from the legendary genius Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi (بليغ حمدي) – Enjoy !

Baligh Hamdi – Zouba / بليغ حمدي – زوبة

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/cX8sYCBL-GE

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Omar Khorshid – Beyni Ou Beynak (Lebanon, 1978, Voice Of Lebanon)

Favourite cover by the great Omar Khorshid of this all time Oriental classic tune, composed by the Rahbani Brothers, Beyni Ou Beynak (Me and You) is a very sweet and quiet ballad, with electric guitar, piano and mind-blowing organ parts – Close your eyes, and enjoy !
Omar Khorshid – Beyni Ou Beynak

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/FzxxKYNIMWw

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Les frères Mégri – El Harib (Morocco, 1971, Sudiphone)

For today, I wanted to share with you “El Harib“, a psychedelic progressive rock ballad with an oriental touch & beautiful haunted voices, recorded in 1971 by Mahmoud, Hassan & Younes Mégri, founders of the Moroccon band “Les frères Mégri” – Enjoy !

Les frères Mégri – El Harib

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/UiWut4v8xdE

All the best,

Armand

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands – Mirza (Morocco, 1967, Barclay)

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you “Mirza“, a cover of the famous song from the french singer Nino Ferrer, sung in arabic by Jalil Bennis, backed by the moroccon band “The Golden Hands” and recorded in 1967 in Casablanca – Different style but always on the groove, enjoy !

Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands – Mirza

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Z22UZn9TNWo

Best regards,

Armand

El Hadrmy and L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie – Kamlat (Mauritania, 1973, Morico Records)

Hello Everyone !

To end this week, I wanted to make you discover “Kamlat”, one song taken the first single of one of the most famous Mauritanian Singer, El Hadrmy, and his band, L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie.

This single is really rare and very hard to find (200 singles were pressed at the time !), one of the very few records from Mauritania.

The song presented here is a deep and slow psychedelic ballad that turns nervous from the middle of the track – hope you’ll like it !

El Hadrmy and L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie – Kamlat

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/gqslsM_jOHk

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand