Boom Shinga Ling (CIA Records, 2006)
Oojami belongs to the same musical school as visionary groups TransGlobal Underground and Temple of Sound. That is, a combination of world beats with dancefloor electronica. In the case of Oojami, the main ingredients are Turkish music, specially belly dance music, and electronic grooves.
The musician behind the project is Necmi Cavli, from Turkey. On Boom Shinga Ling, Oojami uses musicians from 8 different cultural backgrounds. The result is an explosive mix of catchy songs with Turkish beats, ragga, electronic rhythms and dub. There is even a piece that resembles the sound of Afro Celt Sound System, combining belly dance music with Celtic fiddle.
Oojami is also a mesmerizing live act. The group combines belly dancers with Sufi dancing.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.