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Various Artists / Rough Guide Arabia (Oxfam)
Album:Rough Guide Arabia (Oxfam) Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2003
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-12-16 Pull Date:2004-02-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:1 Feb4 Jan21 Dec

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 21 Mar 19:Xris
Cafe Nakhil
4.Thu, 25 Nov 04:DR D
Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
2.Sat, 05 Nov 11:Eme O
Music Casserole
5.Fri, 30 Jan 04:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Sat, 27 Nov 10:Rhonda Goodman
Rough Guides
6.Thu, 29 Jan 04:bossy

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-12-09 
A good introduction to the variety of music coming from the Arab world, with special attention paid to the oud. It’s a nice selection of sounds and styles and could make fans out of those who’ve never been exposed to Arabic music.

*1. Sweet, too short. A nice mid-tempo folk song.
2. Transglobal techno groove w/Atlas’s orgasmic vocals.
3. Interesting electro-gnawa w/male vocals.
*4. Very cool uptempo violin/oud/percussion jam.
5. Layers of percussion, female vocals, strings. Mid-tempo.
6. “The Boy George of Rai.” The techno buzz is distracting.
*7. Uptempo strings/perc/flute. Great oud playing, almost jazzy
8. Vocals/oud/perc. Nicely melodic..
*9. A catchy, mid-tempo blend of oud/vocals/perc.
10. A brassy, bouncy, band & male vox/chorus.
*11. Oud played Flamenco style. Unusual.
12. Female vocals, live audience sound. Just OK.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.El-Funoun Tulbah (Proposition)
2.Atlas, Natacha & Transglobal U Taal Zaman
3.Momo Agee Jump
4.Shaheen, Simon & Qantara Breeze in Bisaan
5.Fadl, Mahmoud & S.A. Greisha We Daret El Ayam
6.Abdou Mali Ha Mali
7.Abou Khalil, Rabih Remembering Machghara
8.El Harrachi, Dahmane Ya Rayah
9.Salim, Abdel Gadir Bitzid Min 'adhabi
10.Kuban, Ali Hassan Mabruk
11.Shamma, Naseer Min Ashur Ila Ishbiliya
12.Warda Dandana