|Ramzy, Hossam / Bedouin Tribal Dance|
|Album:||Bedouin Tribal Dance||Collection:||World|
|Label:||Arc Music Inc.|
|Add Date:||2007-02-11||Pull Date:||2007-04-15||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||18 Mar||11 Mar||25 Feb||18 Feb|
|1.||Jan 06, 2016:||2016-1-6 |
|4.||Mar 16, 2007:||Carrots & Sticks... But Mostly Sticks |
|2.||Dec 31, 2014:||12-31-2014 |
Enta W'bas, Raqset Al-Hajjalah
|5.||Mar 13, 2007:||At the Cafe Bohemian |
|3.||Mar 10, 2008:||Emphysema For Emphasis |
|6.||Mar 08, 2007:||Sunshine ... in the Afternoon |
Ramzy, Hossam – Bedouin Tribal Dance|
Reviewed by Sadie O., 2/1/07
Traditional wedding/celebration music of the Egyptian Bedouins, as presented by the prolific musical chronicler Hossam Ramzy. Apparently the instruments consist of three horns, perhaps akin to the ney, with a drone (so almost all songs are like bagpipe tunes – if you can’t stand the sound of bagpipes, you probably won’t enjoy this!) and lots of hand drums. There are a male and a female singer, although most songs are instrumentals.
No FCCs – all in Arabic. Most sound frankly quite similar – I guess I like 10 best just because it’s a duet, which adds interest.
1. **Bagpipe-like horn solo, then downtempo percussion and horns – very sinuous instrumental.
2. **Similar instrumentation, but quite uptempo. Female vocals come in quite a ways along, call and response
3. **very familiar midtempo Egyptian-style bellydance beat, more horns, instrumental.
4. **similar beat but downtempo. Male vocals.
5. **slow and rather mournful-sounding horn intro, slow handdrum beat after 40 seconds, instrumental
6. ***drone/horn intro, then uptempo instrumental romp – conjures up a circle-dance-til-you-drop party.
7. **uptempo with some syncopation, female vocals.
8. **uptempo, male vocals
9. ***horn intro, then quite uptempo dance instrumental.
10. ***uptempo with lots of showy hand drum work, pleasant vocals, both male and female, love song.
|1.||Raqset Al-Hajjalah||6.||Shebi W'talhinah|
|2.||Enta W'bas||7.||Ghaly Al Ein|
|4.||Habbetik B'jnoon||9.||Al Majroodah|
|5.||Oyounik Ya Sattar||10.||Baly Mashghoul|