• Tracks: 10
• Playing Time: 49:18 min
• Booklet Info in: English, Spanish, French, German
Ruby is a follow up to the mega successful, award winning album “Faddah” EUCD 1614. I was asked by many dancers around the world to create an album of similar style and quality musical compositions that were around the five minutes in length and still captures that spirit of the classical Egyptian Dance style of the 1970’s and 80’s in Cairo as well brings it all to the 21st century. Not an easy task to do, but here we have.
Ruby is based on the names and some characters of precious gem stones. I have even played up on some of the words to conjure up certain images I wanted to invoke in your mind.
Like “Faddah”, each composition from Ruby has a grand introduction followed by an intricate Baladi style melody within the composition. Sometimes a powerful Saidi section is introduced and much of my heartfelt emotions poured into the sound with the hope of seeing many of you dancing to it and making it come alive. This music is a revival of the times when the stellar names in the world of Egyptian dance such as Mona El Said, Gawaher, Suzie Khairy, Hala El Safy, Shushu
Amin, lucy and Azza Sherif enjoyed the throne as the queens of the Cairo dance club scene over the 70’s & 80’s.
VERY DANCEABLE. All done with YOU, the dancer, in mind.
…..With Lots of Rhythm, Hossam Ramzy
1. THE BLACK OPAL – 5:06
2. ZAPPHIRE OF LOVE – 5:03
3. RUBY – 6:20
4. A TURQUOISE SET IN A SILVER DREAM – 4:21
5. DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH – 5:02
6. TIGERS EYES – 4:41
7. THE PEARL IN MY HEART – 3:35
8. MOONSTONE – 6:30
9. AQUAMARINE OF THE SOUTH – 3.59
10. VISIONS FROM THE EMERALD WITHIN – 4:34