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Various Artists / Sahara Lounge
Album:Sahara Lounge Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:01/2004
Label:Putumayo World Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-04-26 Pull Date:2004-06-28 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:27 Jun20 Jun13 Jun6 Jun30 May23 May16 May9 May

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 18 Jul 19:Global Ginga
Global Ginga
4.Wed, 08 Feb 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Wed, 16 Jan 19:Xris
Cafe Nakhil
5.Tue, 10 Feb 15:Ramzi Salti
3.Mon, 31 Jul 17:Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour
6.Tue, 19 Nov 13:Sunshine
Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-04-28 
Chill-remixed-mideast pop. Yet another Putumayo compilation. This one is all about mid east pop (Egypt, Lebanon, UAE, Algeria,…) remixed with chill-electronica beats. Mellow, subdued, you feel like invading a small country when this thing is over. Most tracks are decent but not very interesting. Take one at a time, if you want to chill. 1,12 are better.
1. ** Instrumental. Santur lead, trip-hop beats.
2. * Spanish influences, Arab female vocals, nice slow table groove.
3. Heavier drum beat, male vocals.
4. Female vocals, slightly more traditional instrumentation.
5. One of the most over-sampled songs in the history of Arab music. This remix does not do it much good. Male vocals.
6. * Subdued Dub from Lebanon.
7. * Another bass-y track, female vocals, flute bridge, strings.
8. Male vocals.
9. * Trip-hop, Turkish lyrics, Jazzy short guitar solo.
10. Non-standard male vocals, mellow Egyptian pop remixed.
11. * Instrumental. Bass line, electric and acoustic guitar, ambient, very slight “Sahara” touches.
12. ** Mellow funk groove, female French vocals, mix of traditional and less-traditional instrumentation (sax solo).

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Sharif Shiraz
2.Yazbeck, Nabiha Astahel
3.El Idrissi, Bahia Arhil
4.Nasri, Maya Khallini Biljao
5.El Harrachi, Dahmane Ya Rayah
6.Soap Kills DUB4ME
7.Nickodemus W/Carol C Cleopatra in New York
8.Habeeb, Yasser Elama
9.Ersahin, Ilhan Fly
10.Jasmon W/Mohammed Mounir Hanina
11.Adams, Justin Desert Road
12.Farroukh, Toufic Lili S'en Fout