Best of Baladi and Saaidi – Double CD£8.99
This double CD is a must for all fans and connoisseurs of authentic Egyptian dance music!
Best of Abdul Halim Hafiz£8.50
Abdul Halim Hafiz lost both parents when he was very young. In the orphanage he received a very good musical education. In his late teens, Abdul Halim was enrolled into the Arabic Music Institute by his eldest brother from where he graduated as a classical oboe player.
The idea behind EGYPTIAN RAÏ is to use different types of sounds, rhythms, songs and feel, all from the Arab world.
It is my wish that anyone who listens to this album may get an eagle’s eye view over the Arab world. Looking down on it from great heights, one realizes that it is a world in its own right. It is at its best when it communicates with its own peoples as well as with other members of our Earth.” – Hossam Ramzy.
Baladi is the true dance of Egypt. The word means: “of the country, my
country, urbanized folk music, the dance of Egypt”. Hossam captures a
variety of styles and rhythms of Baladi. The pieces are especially meant
to augment practicing the dance. Baladi Plus is a great follow-up to
the album “Introduction to Egyptian Dance Rhythms”. Info about each of
the pieces in four languages.