Rough Guide to Latin Arabia

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The connection between Latin and North African and Middle Eastern music predates the success of Shakira. You can find it first with the Islamic conquest of Spain, where the cultures first mixed, and it's evident in the music of Spain's Radio Tarifa (whose singer, Benjamin Escoriza, has a track here, infused with flamenco passion). But everything here crosses musical borders, like the cut from Emil Zrihan, which merges the sound of the Jewish cantor with flamenco in startling and superb fashion. Latin America gets a look through both Maurice el Medioni, the great Algerian pianist, where Arab and Cuban music come together in a gorgeously melodic fashion, and Rhany's take on...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The connection between Latin and North African and Middle Eastern music predates the success of Shakira. You can find it first with the Islamic conquest of Spain, where the cultures first mixed, and it's evident in the music of Spain's Radio Tarifa (whose singer, Benjamin Escoriza, has a track here, infused with flamenco passion). But everything here crosses musical borders, like the cut from Emil Zrihan, which merges the sound of the Jewish cantor with flamenco in startling and superb fashion. Latin America gets a look through both Maurice el Medioni, the great Algerian pianist, where Arab and Cuban music come together in a gorgeously melodic fashion, and Rhany's take on the Cuban standard "Chan Chan," which keeps the basis of the song intact but puts a completely different frame around it. Egyptian star Amr Diab shows himself to be Shakira's equal, just looking at the music from a different geographical perspective. Anyone who approaches this expecting a bunch of Shakira pop clones is going to be disappointed, but hopefully entertained, too. This far rootsier approach offers a musically satisfying approach to a fusion avenue that's existed for centuries, but which has never been really explored -- this makes a great first step.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/7/2006
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633117523
  • Catalog Number: 1175
  • Sales rank: 198,856

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Mambo el Soudani - Salamat (4:08)
  2. 2 Ya Nour el Ein (5:09)
  3. 3 Je Suis Naïf (4:38)
  4. 4 Chan Chan (4:04)
  5. 5 Alabina - Ishtar (3:54)
  6. 6 Ole Aman (6:27)
  7. 7 Macondo - Alfredo de la Fe (6:32)
  8. 8 Paquita La Guapa - Benjamin Escoriza (4:19)
  9. 9 Oran Oran - Roberto Rodriguez (8:40)
  10. 10 Mahani-Zin (10:11)
  11. 11 Ah Ghanilek (Et Je Chante, Yolé Canto) - Reines De Saba (6:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Emil Zrihan Track Performer
Benjamin Escoriza Track Performer
Omar Faruk Track Performer
Technical Credits
Brian Keane Arranger
Juan Alberto Arteche Composer
Arto Tuncboyaciyan Composer
Yossi Fine Arranger
Vincent Molino Composer
Samy Goz Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Pedro Maza Luaces Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Charles Abelan Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Phil Stanton Producer
Maurice el Medioni Composer
Jose Luis Castillo Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Ronny Gold Composer
Norbert Habib Arranger, Composer, Adaptation
Traditional Composer
Nili Belkind Liner Notes
Benjamin Escoriza Composer
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