Hookah Cafe

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Triloka/Razor & Tie's Hookah Cafe, despite carrying one of the worst titles ever, is a decent compilation featuring ambient, trippy, and ultimately soothing music from North Africa and the Middle East. Designed with kicking back in mind, the disc includes selections from Steve Shehan and Youssef el Idrissi "Maktabi", Djivan Gasparyan and Michael Brook "Fallen Star", Kristi Stassinopoulou "Amorgos Passage", Hamza El Din "Anesigu", Jai Uttal "Madzoub," featuring Don Cherry, and Simon Shaheen and Quantara "Saraab". For those who are looking to combine relaxation with immersion in unfamiliar world music, this offers plenty on both ends. Apparently it helps if you like to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Triloka/Razor & Tie's Hookah Cafe, despite carrying one of the worst titles ever, is a decent compilation featuring ambient, trippy, and ultimately soothing music from North Africa and the Middle East. Designed with kicking back in mind, the disc includes selections from Steve Shehan and Youssef el Idrissi "Maktabi", Djivan Gasparyan and Michael Brook "Fallen Star", Kristi Stassinopoulou "Amorgos Passage", Hamza El Din "Anesigu", Jai Uttal "Madzoub," featuring Don Cherry, and Simon Shaheen and Quantara "Saraab". For those who are looking to combine relaxation with immersion in unfamiliar world music, this offers plenty on both ends. Apparently it helps if you like to get high.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/18/2003
  • Label: Triloka Records
  • UPC: 793018523424
  • Catalog Number: 82506
  • Sales rank: 332,248

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Amorgos Passage (4:54)
  2. 2 Tilela LL-Nocturnal Ritual (6:05)
  3. 3 Madgeula - Jai Uttal (7:01)
  4. 4 Anesigu - Hamza el Din (4:02)
  5. 5 Spiral Dance (5:55)
  6. 6 Emerald Minarets in a Sea of Stars - Hossam Ramzy (5:34)
  7. 7 Pukar - Najma (4:39)
  8. 8 Form 10 - Greg Ellis (3:59)
  9. 9 Saraab (4:33)
  10. 10 Mektabi (6:06)
  11. 11 Ehad - Zohar (6:12)
  12. 12 Ai Ondas (5:04)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Simon Shaheen Arranger
Mitchell Markus Producer
Paul Santos Producer
Azam Ali Arranger
Audrey Krauss Producer
Nancy Matter Mastering
Tom Frouge Producer
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