Rough Guide to the Music of North Africa

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
This compilation focuses on the music of four countries -- Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, and Morocco. The focus is mainly on contemporary popular forms, but tosses in a bit of roots here and there. Rai is featured heavily throughout the album in its various incarnations from Cheb Mami to Cheb Khaled. Nubian music is also featured in multiple incarnations, from the brassy but relatively traditional work of Ali Hassan Kuban to the newer fusion-influenced Salamat. The beats of the Arab world are thoroughly showcased on this album, and anyone itching for a quick look into the genres of North Africa should pick up this album for its rather comprehensive coverage of the genres, as ...
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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
This compilation focuses on the music of four countries -- Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, and Morocco. The focus is mainly on contemporary popular forms, but tosses in a bit of roots here and there. Rai is featured heavily throughout the album in its various incarnations from Cheb Mami to Cheb Khaled. Nubian music is also featured in multiple incarnations, from the brassy but relatively traditional work of Ali Hassan Kuban to the newer fusion-influenced Salamat. The beats of the Arab world are thoroughly showcased on this album, and anyone itching for a quick look into the genres of North Africa should pick up this album for its rather comprehensive coverage of the genres, as well as relatively extensive liner notes on the histories of the various forms. The only notable omissions here would perhaps be the ritual music of the Gnawa of Marrakesh, but despite this minor missing detail, the album is a worthwhile listen for someone with any level of experience with the music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/1997
  • Label: World Music Network
  • UPC: 605633101126
  • Catalog Number: 1011

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 M'Hainek Ya Galbi (4:50)
  2. 2 Douni el Bladi (5:22)
  3. 3 Habibi (4:19)
  4. 4 Lama Bada Yata Sama (3:44)
  5. 5 Tahrimni Minnak (6:44)
  6. 6 Dannab (5:13)
  7. 7 Ashranda (4:53)
  8. 8 Mambo el Soudani (4:04)
  9. 9 Maqsoum (2:38)
  10. 10 Koubou Koubou - Khaled (7:40)
  11. 11 La Vérité (6:20)
  12. 12 Bechri Lina (7:04)
  13. 13 Vent de la Montagne/Six Sous (3:05)
  14. 14 Nikriz (5:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hamza el Din Track Performer
Chaba Fadela Track Performer
Cheb Kader Track Performer
Ali Hassan Kuban Track Performer
Cheb Mami Track Performer
Houria Aichi Track Performer
Hassan Erraji Track Performer
Cheb Sahraoui Track Performer
Abdel Karim el Kabli Track Performer
Abdel Aziz el Mubarak Track Performer
Salamat Track Performer
Adnan Sefiani Track Performer
Mahmoud Fadl Track Performer
Technical Credits
Hassan Erraji Arranger
Abdel Karim el Kabli Arranger
Sydney Thiam Arranger
Tom Andrews Contributor, Liner Note Adaptation
Djamel Ben Haj Khalifa Arranger
Mahmoud Fadl Arranger
David Lodge Writer
Andy Morgan Writer
Hossam Shaker Arranger
Houra Aïcha Adaptation
Said Nissia Arranger
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