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El Khalil, Oumeima / Zaman
Album:Zaman Collection:World
Artist:El Khalil, Oumeima Added:May 2013
Label:Forward Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-05-19 Pull Date:2013-07-21 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 21Jul 14Jul 7Jun 23Jun 16Jun 9Jun 2May 26

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 12, 2019:global sounds
Tabaa El Wosta
4.Jul 10, 2013:july-10-2013
Fi Akher Al Ashyaa
2.Apr 21, 2016:Melange
Fi Akher Al Ashyaa, Tabaa El Wosta
5.Jul 01, 2013:no way to say
Tabaa El Wosta
3.Jul 20, 2013:Music Casserole
Arifou Biladan
6.Jun 22, 2013:Music Casserole
Leh (Revisited)

Album Review
Ramzi Salti
Reviewed 2013-05-17 
This is a pleasant album by Oumeima (sometimes spelled Omeima) and follows her previous critically acclaimed album ‘Ya’ which got a lot of airplay on KZSU. Oumeima’s voice is still there, clear as a bell, but this CD seems more traditional than experimental.
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 are in Levantine dialect. Tracks 4, 5, 6, 9 are in Classical Arabic.
All tracks are FCC clean.

**1 Tabaa El Wosta 4:05 [The Middle Class] Best track on the album, mid tempo, satirical lyrics and commentary on class systems.
2 Niyalak 3:05 [Good for You] Slow ballad expressing the aloofness of the beloved.
3 Rasayel 4:11 [Letters] Sad song about loss of love and loss of one’s homeland.
4 Thilalouna 3:42 [Our Hills]. Classical Arabic poem/lyrics about Egypt
5 Hatha 5:31 Somewhat faster beat than most tracks; classical Arabic lyrics.
**6 Fi Akher Al Ashyaa 4:49 [The End of All Things] Mellow, soft melody and soothing, sad vocals. Classical Arabic.
7 Leh (Revisited) 3:51 [Why] This track was originally released on Oumeima’s previous album and here has been revamped and slowed down. Lebanese dialect.
8 Bint W Sabi 5:50 [A Girl and a Boy] Pleasant, mellow ballad in Lebanese dialect.
9 Arifou Biladan 4:41 [I Know Countries] A ballad that borders on a hymn. Picks up in middle with electric guitar which is startling. Classical Arabic.
**My faves: 1 and 6 (Ramzi Salti)

Track Listing
1.Tabaa El Wosta 5.Hatha
2.Niyalak 6.Fi Akher Al Ashyaa
3.Rasayel 7.Leh (Revisited)
4.Thilalouna 8.Bin W Sabi
 9.Arifou Biladan