Café Arabia [EMI]

Performers Various Artists

EMI Music Distribution | October 4, 1999 | Compact Disc

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Metro's world music compilations vary widely in quality. Some of them feature few or no original versions of the songs they collect, substituting cookie-cutter re-recordings that only give a feeling of what the music is like, instead of presenting the authentic music of the place the album supposedly celebrates. Caf‚ Arabia is one of the label's better collections, featuring original versions of songs by rai and Arabian pop artists including Cheikh Meftah, Cheb Khaled, and Cheikha Remitti. Not surprisingly, these acts provide some of the album's highlights, including Meftah's "Ainik," Khaled's "Chabrassi," and Remitti's "Guendouzi Mama," all of which have a traditional rai sound. Malik's "N'Touma" and Ha‹m's "Wahlaich," meanwhile, define the contemporary sound of rai pop. This musical generation gap may be a drawback for some listeners, though one could argue that it traces the history of rai's evolution. Either way, Caf‚ Arabia is a thoroughly enjoyable collection, and one of Metro's better offerings. ~ Heather Phares

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 4, 1999

Genre: Rai

Style: International

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: EMI Music Distribution

UPC: 094631088728

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Café Arabia [EMI]

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 4, 1999

Genre: Rai

Style: International

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Label Name: EMI Music Distribution

UPC: 094631088728


Title Track Time
1.Habbeytak - Fairuz --
2.Hawa Hawaya, El - Abdel Halim Hafez --
3.Walla Zaman - Warda --
4.Hallet Ya Rabee - Mohamed Abdel Wahab --
5.Khodni Ma'ak - Shadio --
6.Ward Gameil, El - Sayed Makawi --
7.Rah el Hawa - Layla Murad --
8.Asmar Aabar - Mohammed Abdo --
9.Mahla Eishat el Fallah - Najat --

Editorial Notes

Metro's world music compilations vary widely in quality. Some of them feature few or no original versions of the songs they collect, substituting cookie-cutter re-recordings that only give a feeling of what the music is like, instead of presenting the authentic music of the place the album supposedly celebrates. Caf‚ Arabia is one of the label's better collections, featuring original versions of songs by rai and Arabian pop artists including Cheikh Meftah, Cheb Khaled, and Cheikha Remitti. Not surprisingly, these acts provide some of the album's highlights, including Meftah's "Ainik," Khaled's "Chabrassi," and Remitti's "Guendouzi Mama," all of which have a traditional rai sound. Malik's "N'Touma" and Ha‹m's "Wahlaich," meanwhile, define the contemporary sound of rai pop. This musical generation gap may be a drawback for some listeners, though one could argue that it traces the history of rai's evolution. Either way, Caf‚ Arabia is a thoroughly enjoyable collection, and one of Metro's better offerings. ~ Heather Phares
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