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Talakik
     

Talakik

by Hakim
 
Hakim's third Western outing, following hard in the footsteps of his live album, is definitely a mixed bag. The tracks rooted in his native Egyptian sha'bi, like "El Salam" and "El Kalam Da Kebir," sizzle, while "Ya' Maya" is a track that takes him to the next level, with its stunning fusion of sha'bi rhythms and Egyptian classical music under a lyrical tale of hidden

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Hakim's third Western outing, following hard in the footsteps of his live album, is definitely a mixed bag. The tracks rooted in his native Egyptian sha'bi, like "El Salam" and "El Kalam Da Kebir," sizzle, while "Ya' Maya" is a track that takes him to the next level, with its stunning fusion of sha'bi rhythms and Egyptian classical music under a lyrical tale of hidden homesickness. And "Ya Albi," co-produced by Machete and Narada Michael Walden, uses a near-reggae beat to bring together the voices of Hakim and merengue star Olga Tanon, with some thick bass and an excellent Spanish rap from Kemo of Delinquent Habits. So far so good -- and the majority of the record is excellent. The problem comes when Walden has sole control of the board. He has his schtick, and it works well for him. The problem is, it wasn't made for Hakim, making tracks like "Feelin' Good" and "Aho Aho" into lightweight froth that diminishes the overall impact of the record and ruins its overall feel and continuity. Hakim remains a rising star, but for his own sake he needs to stay away from Walden in future.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2002
Label:
Ark 21
UPC:
0618685005328
catalogNumber:
850053
Rank:
41349

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Performance Credits

Hakim   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Olga Tañón   Vocals
Kemo   Rap
Narada Michael Walden   Drums,Keyboards
Keziah Jones   Guitar
Farouk Mohammed Hassan   Accordion
Timothy Whelan   Guitar
Shaker Ismaïl   Rababah
Andy Kremer   Bass Guitar
Dominique Grimaldi   Bass,Bass Guitar
Said el Artist   Percussion
Tamer Ghoneim   Violin
Medhat Abdel Samie   Violin
Hani Farahat   Violin

Technical Credits

Scott Gordon   Engineer
Scott Mathers   Engineer
Narada Michael Walden   Producer
Hamid El Shari   Producer
Antonio Hernandez   Producer
Hamid Mantu   Producer
Timothy Whelan   Producer
Hakim   Composer,Executive Producer
Nagah Abdel Hamid   Contributor
Araby   Executive Producer
Marc Welter   Engineer
Dale Voelker   Graphic Design
Martin Beal   Engineer
Mohamed Aly   Contributor
Sameh El Mazni   Engineer
Ihab Mahboub   Producer

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