Jalilah's Raks Sharki 6 / In a Beirut Mood
Album: In a Beirut Mood   Collection:World
Artist:Jalilah's Raks Sharki 6   Added:Aug 2003
Label:Piranha Musik  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-27 Pull Date: 2003-12-29 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 21 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 30, 2018: Ad Hoc Variety Show
Tales of the Sahara
4. Nov 15, 2003: Morning Glory
Beirut Rhythms
2. Aug 10, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Tales of the Sahara
5. Nov 10, 2003: Fly By Night
Tales of the Sahara
3. Dec 20, 2003: Morning Glory
Beirut Rhythms
6. Nov 03, 2003: told ya so!
Beirut Rhythms

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-12-07
I started hearing this CD on my drive back home from KZSU, and the music had me belly-dancing in my seat all through the drive (there, I said it). Great, energetic, vibrant album of Lebanese music put out by Californian oriental dancer Jalilah of Mexican and German descent. This is her 6th album in a series of various kinds of Arabic music.

Track 1, Tales of the Sahara: Holy smokes this is amazing. Starts off on a fake dramatic note and then moves into some exquisitely complex arrangements.

Track 2, Beirut Rhythms: Cool drumming on various types of surfaces.

Track 3, Mizmar Jabali: High pitched pipe organ.

Track 4, Ali Nay: Slower track with flute and somber drumming.

Track 5, Lebanese Bouquet: Traditional Female (choral) vocals.

Track 6, Dance of the Country girls: Accordion and drum workout

Track 7, Kanoun Mood: Five minutes of solo kanoun playing (sounds like the dulcimer)

Track 8, The Fairy: Similar to 1, starts off dramatic and followed by various traditional instruments in a complex arrangement. Temp changes abruptly at 3:48 and 9:31. Warning: rather long.

Track Listing
1. Tales of the Sahara   5. Lebanese Bouquet
2. Beirut Rhythms   6. Rakset Banat Baladi
3. Mizmar Jabali   7. Kanoun Mood
4. Ali's Nay   8. Al-Houriyah