Artist Profiles: Adel Shams Eddine

Adel Shams Eddine
Adel Shams Eddine

Adel Shams Eddine (also spelled Adel Shams El Din) was born in Cairo in 1950, but is currently living in France. He has been one of the mainstays of the Al-Kindi Ensemble ever since it was created, and indeed he has become indispensable as an accompanist. His total mastery of even the most complex rhythmic cycles have made him a much respected performer on the riqq (tambourine).

Discography:

The Aleppian Music Room

Takasim & Sufi Chants

Parfums Ottomans

Aleppian Sufi Trance

Whirling Dervishes of Damascus

Arab music from the time of the Crusades.

Wasla – Suites musicales égyptiennes (Buda Musique)

Forty Rhythms From the Middle (Buda Musique)

Tambour Quartet (Buda Musique)

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.

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