Sayed Darwish (سيد درويش) – Arabesque

( egypt , 1975 , Columbia )

posted on 27 / 04 / 2022

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Arabesque”, a dope Oriental Belly Dance Jazz instrumental Piano track with a funky swing, originally written by Sayed Darwish ( سيد درويش) a legendary Egyptian composer and singer, considered as the father of Egyptian popular music and that put music to the Egyptian national anthem “Bilady, Bilady, Bilady“, adapted from a famous speech by Mustafa Kamil (مصطفى كامل).

This track is taken from an ultra hard to find LP, never properly commercialized, only promotionally released in the 70s for tourist purposes, offered to the visitors of the great pyramid of Giza & Cairo’s Egyptian museum to make them discover Egyptian music – Enjoy !

Sayed Darwish (سيد درويش) – Arabesque (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

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

Armand de Preseau

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut)

( Egypt , 1975 , Columbia )

posted on 13 / 05 / 2020

For today, I wanted to present you one of my favorite Egyptian LP, “Egypt – A Holiday Souvenir“, issued in the 1970’s on the EMI label and that was offered to tourists visiting the mystic country of Egypt.

All the tracks on this LP are winners, and it contains one astonishing Oriental Jazz Groove track, “Amber of the Nile“, by the Egyptian Jazz musician Salah Ragab (or Rageb), an Egyptian Jazz Player, backed with the Cairo Jazz Band.

This tune is actually a different version of his well known “Egypt Strut” track that some of you may you, a longer and more jazzy one that exists only on this compilation (and that is faaar better according to me) – Enjoy !

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut)

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Have a nice wednesday, see you on sunday !

Armand de Preseau

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