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 РSuites 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 music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.

Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.

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