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Hossam Ramzy

Bedouin Tribal Dance (ARC Music, 2007)

Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy is doing an outstanding job by introducing international audiences to the rich variety of Egyptian music. On  Bedouin Tribal Dance, Ramzy performs with some of the finest Bedouin musicians, including Shebi Abdalla on magrouna, Sabri Messaed on second magrouna, Mohammed Shebl on 3rd magrouna, Reda Sobhy on rebaba, Ahmed Kabaraty on percusssion, Sayed Ramadan on rebaba, Omar Khairy on duffs and Ragab El Haddad on mazhar. The vocals are by Yasmin Saied and Mostafa Abdalla.

The pieces selected for this recording are lively Bedouin wedding songs arranged by Ramzy. In most of the pieces there is a hypnotic magrouna melody leading the way, accompanied by the fiddling on the rebabas, percussion and hand clapping percussion.


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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 and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (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.