Various Artists / North African Groove
Album:North African Groove Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:May 2005
Label:Putumayo World Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-07-10 Pull Date:2005-09-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Sep 11Sep 4Aug 28Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7Jul 31Jul 24

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 12, 2021:Cafe Nakhil (rebroadcast from Mar 28, 2019)
Nour El Ain, Dis-Moi Pourquoi
4.Dec 27, 2018:Hanging in the Bone Yard
Montuno Noreno
2.Jan 04, 2020:Hanging in the Boneyard
Montuno Noreno, Nour El Ain
5.May 24, 2018:At the Cafe Bohemian
On the Ride
3.Mar 28, 2019:Cafe Nakhil
Nour El Ain, Dis-Moi Pourquoi
6.May 17, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
On the Ride

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-07-07 
Mostly Rai (sort of Arabic rock) and al-jil (Egyptian party music), but with trans-global influences that range from flamenco to salsa, to funk, to blues. Hip-shaking, mostly uptempo tracks proving it really is a small world after all.

*1. Delicious Arab-Cuban fusion w/oud, horns, guitar. Dishy.
2. Slick Arabic pop groove w/fem vox, programming.
*3. Flamenco-esque guitar, male vox, upbeat al-jil jam.
4. Funky Euro-rai from Paris-based Faudel. Nicely done.
*5. Swinging Latin-infused dance w/piano/horns/perc/vox.
6. Sexy, midtempo fem vox w/strong Arabic beats. In French.
7. Mid/uptempo love song, male vox, coolly melodic.
8. Relaxed Arabic dance groove.
9. Funky rai w/horns/vox/strings/perc.
*10. Catchy midtempo sway w/help from Charles Aznavour.
11. Egyptian disco-infused dance. Um….well…whatever.
*12. Fun, lively dance groove that’s just way cool.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.JomedMontuno Noreno
2.Saeid, SamiraAal Eah
3.Amr DiabNour El Ain
4.FaudelSi Tu Le Veux
5.RhanyUn Mot De Toi
6.AminaDis-Moi Pourquoi
7.Cheb JilaniBahebbak
8.Hamid BaroudiSidi
10.Cheb MamiViens Habibi
11.Mounir, MohamedHanina
12.Eastenders Feat. Shady ShehaOn the Ride