Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla (Lebanon, 1975, EMI Voix De L’Orient)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alf Layla“, a classic Middle-Eastern song from the legendary Egyptian Diva Oum Koulsoum, covered here in a sublime psychedelic surf way by the magic guitars of Omar Khorshid – Enjoy, and belly-dance your Sultan !

Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla

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

Have a nice sunday !

This post is dedicated to all my Lebanese friends

Armand de Preseau

Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar (Lebanon, 1972, Voix De L’Orient Series)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nahna Wal Amar“, a reinterpretation of the song originally recorded in 1966 by the Lebanese Diva Fairuz and composed by the legendary Rahbani Brothers Assi & Mansour, covered here in a splendid Middle Eastern Jazzy way with Bossa Nova influences by the Lebanese piano composer Jacques Kodjan – Enjoy !

Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar

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

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane (Lebanon, 1974, Parlophone Voix de L’Orient Series)

Elias Rahbani, from Lebanon, is the youngest of the three Rahbani Brothers, well known for their contribution to the Lebanese – and more, Oriental – music scene.
His two older brothers, Assi and Mansour Rahbani, also known as “The Rahbani Brothers” (which Elias wasn’t be part of) were composers and songwriters, famous for their work with the Lebanese Diva, Fairuz (who was the wife of Assi).
Elias composed of over 700 songs, both in Eastern and Western styles.

This album is the 2nd volume of his masterpiece, “Mosaic of The Orient“, considered by many as Elias best album, a very eclectic instrumental record, with some psychedelic organ and bouzouk parts, oriental jazz and hip hoppy beats.

The cover art is designed by Nabil Mourani, who designed my favourite Oriental record covers (remember Babylon Mood by Munir Bachir ? That was him also !).

I decided to share with you “Lover’s Lane“, a beautiful melancholic organ ballad with a little psychedelic touch – Enjoy !
Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xhYC1Ca7UCQ

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Robert Maalouf – Ana Wil Leyl (Lebanon, 1986, EMI Voix de L’Orient)

Today, I wanted to share with you “Ana Wil Leyl“, a song by the Lebanese composer Robert Maalouf, with catchy drums and Oriental strings, high sample potential – Enjoy !!

Robert Maalouf – Ana Wil Leyl

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kkpq5Odkvwo

Armand