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Jalilah's Raks Sharki 6 / In a Beirut Mood
Album:In a Beirut Mood Collection:World
Artist:Jalilah's Raks Sharki 6 Added:08/2003
Label:Piranha Musik 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-10-27 Pull Date:2003-12-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:21 Dec16 Nov9 Nov2 Nov

 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