One For Egypt
Revolution is in the air. I can’t help but feel inspired. I don’t have a ton of Egyptian or Middle-Eastern music, but I do have a few gems worth sharing. Recent events have also inspired me to knock out a simple disco edit of a Lebanese favorite of mine by Fairouz. I remember first hearing “Albostah” or “El-Bosta” (depending on translation) at my favorite NYC falafel spot and having the kebob-master write down the song name for me on a grease-stained napkin. Here’s to the dream of better days to come and in support of the peaceful struggles that continue throughout the Mid-East!
Fairouz : Albostah (Captain Planet Disco Edit)
bellydance meets Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards
Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band : Egypt Strut
this guy worked with Sun-Ra among others. Check out this whole album for more
Hossam Ramzy : Khusara Khusara
&Â Wana Be-ied Annak
sound familiar? Jay-Z is clearly a fan
Hyam Younes : Jeitili
from an amazing 7″ I found years ago
Yamin • February 19, 2011
Good ish, thanks!
T-CUP • February 21, 2011
Jo/No • March 11, 2011
These are some nice tunes for sure, thanks. I too felt inspired by the revolution’s going on and posted a few tracks by Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun. Check them out for some nice Libyan disco Ã¡ la 1983!