Various Artists / Rough Guide Egypt
Album:Rough Guide Egypt Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Nov 2003
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-19 Pull Date:2004-09-19 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 19Sep 5Aug 22Aug 15Aug 8Aug 1Jul 25

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 14, 2015:1-14-2015
4.Sep 23, 2004:Sun in Libra Moon in Pisces
Jafnoho Allama El Ghazal
2.Nov 27, 2010:Rough Guides
Hayart Albi Maak
5.Sep 19, 2004:Oh Messy Life
3.Jun 05, 2006:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Ana Baashaq El Bahr
6.Sep 17, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum - Now With Extend-O Grip!

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-06-28 
World Music Network, 2003

A pretty good assortment of popular Egyptian music that does not neglect the unique sounds of Egypt’s Nubian/southern region. There are a few big contemporary pop hits, but they sound pretty weak when placed side by side with classic pop songs, traditional music, and new fusions. Poke around, there’s some good stuff here.

Fo’s Picks: 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 13

1. 5:30 – uptempo pop, smooth as butter, fem voc & a little guitar
2. 4:33 – another uptempo dance-pop number with guitar thrown in
3. 5:33 – slinky spy-movie ballad, breathy fem voc. Exactly the sort of track hipster electronica producers would try to imitate today.
4. 7:58 – sweeping orchestral tribute to great singer Oum Kalthoum
5. 5:33 – uptempo Nubian: multi-layered drums, horns, raw vocal
6. 6:59 – Nubian melody & group vocal enters a new-age/triphop zone
7. 4:28 – syrupy pop: cheesy synths derail an otherwise pretty ballad
8. 3:41 – midtempo pop ballad, silky male voc & catchy riffs
9. 5:52 – old, muddy vocal recording and newer, perky orchestra
10. 4:17 – live recording, passionate fem voc and lively orchestra
11. 6:16 – ah, a man and his oud (plus a drum). Simple and beautiful.
12. 8:26 – relaxed, with cheesy ‘60s organ, like lounge or film music.
13. 4:58 – classic café song for film, sort of a pan-Mediterranean feel

[ Fo ] – 6/28/2004

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.AnghamLeih Sebtaha
2.Diab, AmrAktar Wahed Beyhebak
3.El SaghiraAna Baashaq El Bahr
4.Fadl, Mahmoud/Salwa Abou GreisHayart Albi Maak
5.Kuban, Ali HassanHenna
6.Mounir, MohamedSala Fi Serri We Gahri
7.AnghamTedhak Alaia
8.Diab, AmrAgini Regeatelek
9.Abdel Wahab, MohamedJafnoho Allama El Ghazal
10.WardaWalaw Ennak Ya Habibi Beied
11.El Din, HamzaNabra (Gold Ore)
12.El Saghira, NagatAh Law Tearaf
13.Hafez, Abdel HalimAhwak