|On the same month of its release, “Immortal Egypt” won the highly sought after award BEST CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR by the New Age Magazine. This is the album that became the Bible for ALL Tribal Fusion Middle Eastern dancers around the world. Causing a major wave of interest from dancers in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Europe, UK, USA and South America alike.
Immortal Egypt is a deeper exploration of the Egyptian dance/Western contemporary theme running through the albums 'Pharaoh' and 'Eternal Egypt' by Phil Thornton and on which Hossam has collaborated as a percussionist. During the recording of 'Eternal Egypt' Hossam was able to take samples of work in progress to Cairo and overdub 'Kawala' flute and quarter tone Accordion.
On this album I was keen to use more Egyptian instruments as the “Eternal Egypt” session had gone so well. With this in mind, Hossam and I spent some time in Cairo during August 1997 recording overdubs using a wide range of traditional and modern Egyptian instruments including Violins, Nay, Kawala, Trumpet and Mizmars.
Haunting mixtures of rhythms and emotions that turned the music from a daring experiment to a new style of music that set itself as the new Mile Stone in the history of East meeting West collaborations. To write a review about this album and share your thoughts with other customers please scroll down the page.