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Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada (2016) {Glitterbeat}

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Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada (2016) {Glitterbeat}

Aziza Brahim - Abbar el Hamada (2016) {Glitterbeat}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 424MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 89MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: World Music, African Music, Desert Blues

Raised in a refugee camp in Algeria, Aziza Brahim embodies and mourns the displacement of North Africa’s Sahrawi people. Her ascent has been steady rather than spectacular, her breakthrough coming with 2014’s Soutak, an elegant acoustic set that drew from her adopted Barcelona home. Here, Brahim embraces the electric desert blues popularised by Tinariwen and Tamikrest (with whom she shares producer Chris Eckman). It’s a buoyant sound – Brahim’s voice is too airy for drones and chants – led by rolling pieces such as Calles de Dajla and followed by slow, contemplative blues. At its heart is a title track grieving for the exiled thousands stranded in an inhospitable tract of Western Sahara, whose only escape is “music and imagination”.

No Blues - Best of 10 Years Arabicana (2016)

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No Blues - Best of 10 Years Arabicana (2016)

No Blues - Best of 10 Years Arabicana (2016)
WEB | FLAC (tracks) - 292 MB | MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) - 112 MB | 43:14
Genre: World, Blues, Rock, Folk | Label: Continental Record Services

Specializing in a unique worldbeat hybrid of American folk, blues, and the rhythmically unfixed Middle Eastern traditional style known as taqsim, Netherlands-based No Blues call what they play "Arabicana," and it's an apt term. Essentially a trio of American, Middle Eastern, and Dutch musicians, with ex-Deirdre and W.A.T. member Ad Van Meurs on guitar, Haytham Safia on oud, and former Marbletones member Anne-Maarten Van Heuvelen on bass, No Blues also featured percussionist Osama Maleegi, vocalist Ankie Keultjes, and drummer Eric Vanderlest on 2005's Farewell Shalabiye and 2007's Ya Dunya (which also included a prominent and active guest spot from Tracy Bonham on violin and vocals).

Various Artists - De Kaboul à Bamako (2019)

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Various Artists - De Kaboul à Bamako (2019)

Mahwash - De Kaboul à Bamako (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 01:00:42 | 345,95 MB
Accord Croisés | Label: Accord Croisés

« From Kabul to Bamako » is a project on the theme of exile, forced departure, but also new beginnings. If these two cities are separated by thousands of kilometers, they are not connected by a road, but by a community, by similar destinies. This musical project explores the various memories and identities of exiled artists that managed to keep their cultural heritage as a unique baggage. Through their art, their home country resides in their heart.

Oum - Daba (2019)

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Oum - Daba (2019)

Oum - Daba (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) booklet | 00:49:51 | 295,47 MB
Folk, World, & Country | Label: Lof Music\\MDC

Daba means ‘Now’ in Moroccan. Giving this title to her third album is, for Oum, all about linking yesterday’s experience to the one determined by the present moment. In this ‘now’, the singer, having achieved a certain artistic maturity, is able to mix traditional Arab and Sahraoui elements with discreet borrowings from more contemporary aesthetics – soul, jazz and electronic trance.

Denis Raisin Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Laudes: Confréries d'Orient et d'Occident (2009)

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Denis Raisin Dadre, Doulce Mémoire - Laudes: Confréries d'Orient et d'Occident (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 392 Mb | Total time: 76:05 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Zig-Zag Territories | ZZT 090901 | Recorded: 2008

In the margin of official religious institutions, Catholic confraternities and Muslim orders offered a mystical experience. Music played an important role in their rituals, as a way of access to God. Simple, repetitive, haunting, this music sung in groups during processions or devotional meetings was intended to place the assembly in a state of ecstatic trance.

Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (Habibi Funk 010)

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Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (Habibi Funk 010)

Issam Hajali - Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard (Habibi Funk 010) (2019)
World; Arabic Music; Funk, Jazz | 00:35:03 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 230,33 MB
Label: HABIBI Funk Records

The completely unknown debut album of Issam Hajali (Ferkat Al Ard) fuses jazz and folk with Arabic and Iranian influences into unique beauty. Originally released in a limited run of 75 cassette tape copies.

Omar Souleyman - Shlon (2019)

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Omar Souleyman - Shlon (2019)

Omar Souleyman - Shlon (2019)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:35:15 | 82 Mb
World, Dabke, Electronic | Label: Mad Decent

Omar Souleyman turns out another brilliant batch of club-ready turns on EDM powerhouse Mad Decent. Getting back to the type of fire found on his Sublime Frequencies and Sham Palace turns following years of Four Tet-produced missteps, ‘Shlon’ is delivered hot and direct in the vein of 2017’s ‘To Dyria, With Love’ with 6 tracks of whirlwind microtonal synth licks, stentorian vox and driving machine rhythms. ’Salon’ sets it off with slow donks and line-dancing claps, ’Shi Tridin’ steps it up with a wild mix of Euro-house swagger and blazing synth crossfire, and ‘Mawwal’ makes room for dry-iced, beat-less slow jam in the titular style of sung poetry. ‘About Zilif’ is the BIG one though, featuring Rizan Sa’id slinging wild drums and scything riffs compatible with electro chaabi, and ‘Layle’ nearly hits Psy-trance levels of yoghurt-weaving club actio.

Aziza Brahim - Sahari (2019)

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Aziza Brahim - Sahari (2019)

Aziza Brahim - Sahari (2019)
Rock | 00:34:08 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 186,12 MB
Label: Glitterbeat Records

The acclaimed Saharawi singer-songwriter and activist Aziza Brahim, returns for her third Glitterbeat album. Produced in Barcelona by Aziza with Amparo Sánchez (Amparanoia, Calexico), â01CSahari"01D is her most adventuresome and sublime work to date.

Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020: Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria (2009)

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Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020: Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria (2009)

Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020: Folk and Pop Sounds of Syria (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 251 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 91 Mb | 00:39:46
World, Dabke, Psychedelic, Electronic | Label: Sublime Frequencies

Sublime Frequencies is pleased to present the second volume of Northeast Syrian dabke music from legendary vocalist Omar Souleyman and his group. This set was compiled by Mark Gergis to coincide with the Sublime Frequencies UK/European tour in May and June of 2009, featuring live performances by Omar Souleyman himself. Culled from dozens of cassettes recorded in Syria from 1999-2008, the music here is an extension of Omar's Highway to Hassake: Folk & Pop Sounds of Syria release, touching on some previously-unheard angles. Their trademark serpentine synthesizers, electrified bouzok (traditional stringed instrument) and driving rhythms forge a severe form of "new wave dabke" with a live energy and integrity that captures the essence of the Syrian Northeast; one-of-a-kind Syrian dabke party tunes, regional atabat-styled crooners, and unbelievable Iraqi party jams.

VA - Nova autour du monde (5CD, 2019)

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VA - Nova autour du monde (5CD, 2019)

VA - Nova autour du monde (5CD, 2019)
FLAC tracks | 5:11:56| 1,97 Gb
Genre: World; Folk; Electronic / Label: Nova Records

Fouilleuse et baroudeuse par essence, Radio Nova revient d’un nouveau voyage aux cinq coins du monde avec un coffret aux trésors, Nova autour du monde.Cinq CD pour explorer les mutations musicales contemporaines, celles qui agitent la planète d’un tropique à l’autre. Bienvenue dans ce tour du monde en 80 titres !Sortie le 8 novembre en coffret CD et digital, mais aussi dans une édition vinyle limitée avec poster.

Rodopi Ensemble - Thraki: Thrace – The Paths of Dionysus (2019)

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Rodopi Ensemble - Thraki: Thrace – The Paths of Dionysus (2019)

Rodopi Ensemble - Thraki: Thrace - The Paths of Dionoysus (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 00:40:49 | 237,17 MB
World, Ethnic, Folk | Label: ARC

Thrace, the place of Greek god Dionysus, has rich musical traditions fermented through thousands of years of its existence. The Rodopi mountains are a road between Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey where cultural borders blur into a multi-coloured mosaic of sounds. Clarinet, violin, kanun (Middle-Eastern zither), lute, toubeleki (Greek drum) and vocals are presented in this stunning album steeped in history.

Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons (1995) {Taang!}

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Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons (1995) {Taang!}

Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons (1995) {Taang!}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 300 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 106 mb
Genre: indie rock, shoegaze

They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salon is a 1995 album with a very long title but it is performed by a band whose name is very short: Swirlies. This was released by a recording label with an equally short name: Taang!

Da Lata - Birds (2019)

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Da Lata - Birds (2019)

Da Lata - Birds (2019)
World; Afro-Brazilian music | 00:37:55 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 240,24 MB
Label: Da Lata Music

Da Lata's highly anticipated fourth album Birds is a genre busting journey through London Afro-Brazilian soul music. The most homogeneous Da Lata record to date, Christian Franck has honed his craft and expanded his art to create a glowing testimony from the melting pot of the capital's musical life. Gathering his family of collaborators with diverse musical backgrounds in soul,jazz,and gospel as well as African and Brazilian forms, Birds is an album that finally lays waste to that tired idea of World music. There are tracks that are inspired by Chris' journeys to the source, there are elegant horn and woodwind arrangements recorded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, there are lyrics in different tongues, but this is a London record.

Tapan - Atlas (2019)

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Tapan - Atlas (2019)

Tapan - Atlas (2019)
World; Arabic Music | 00:31:18 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 189,22 MB
Label: Soundway Records

Soundway presents the unique results of a one-off 2018 meeting in Marrakech between Belgrade-based tribal/techno/industrial outfit Tapan and the nomadic Touareg electrified desert-blues group Generation Taragalte. A dark, desolate and potent collision of the electronic drone-jazz of Belgrade and the windswept, desiccated psych-guitar riffs of the Moroccan Sahara.

Various Artists - The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (2014)

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Various Artists - The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (2014)

Various Artists - The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue) | 02:03:10 | 673,11 MB
World; African Music | Label: World Music Network

Almost as big as the USA, the vast Sahara spans Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. Despite being the hottest desert on earth, it is home to millions of people whose diverse cultures and traditions create a vivid cultural landscape. This Rough Guide features the region’s best-loved artists as well as exploring beyond the arid sandscapes to reveal hidden Saharan sounds.