Oriental Dance from Lebanon

Oriental Dance from Lebanon

by Emad Sayyah
     
 
Emad Sayyah, a Lebanese performer based in Vienna, has previously released a handful of similar albums of belly dancing music in its various forms. That said, though, this album gives him the opportunity to spend a little more time updating the sound with some more contemporary musical motives as well as instrumentation. Luckily, he

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Emad Sayyah, a Lebanese performer based in Vienna, has previously released a handful of similar albums of belly dancing music in its various forms. That said, though, this album gives him the opportunity to spend a little more time updating the sound with some more contemporary musical motives as well as instrumentation. Luckily, he resisted the temptation to include electronic aspects in the music, instead bringing accordion, guitars, and a Turkish saz into the proceedings. The various instrumentalists are quite capable of the bouncing, lilting rhythms throughout, with special luminance on the part of the darbouka and qanun players. In truth, the average belly dancing albums are a dime a dozen. This one, though, has something additional to offer in its experimental nature -- something beyond the usual fare. For that alone, but also for the nice execution, give this one a spin.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/09/2005
Label:
Arc Music
UPC:
0743037194426
catalogNumber:
1944
Rank:
263523

Tracks

  1. Sharifa Zarifa (Sharifa Is Pretty)
  2. Ilak Habibi (For You, My Darling)
  3. Libnaniyye Haflitna (Lebanese Party)
  4. Aman Ya Albi (Watch Out, My Heart)
  5. Raksik Balsam Li Rouhi (Your Dance Is Balm for My Soul)
  6. Ihki Ya Darboukka (Speak, Darbouka)
  7. Ihdiina Basmi (Give Us a Smile)
  8. Salma
  9. Raks el Boubbou (Baby Belly Dance)
  10. Rakkesni Ta Hibbak (Dance with Me, So I Will Love You)
  11. Inti Zinitna (You Are Our Jewel)
  12. Mitlik Ma Saar (There Is No One Like You)
  13. Ghanni Ya Samra (Sing, Brown-Skinned Beauty)
  14. Mahla Raksik (Your Dance Is Beautiful)
  15. Raksa Wa Basma (A Dance and a Smile)
  16. Lahza Gamila (A Magic Moment)

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