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New Yasmina CD

I am totally LOVING the new cd. Lots of excellent and danceable tracks on there, and several that I know I will use for teaching, and for performance.

The majency is fun, and short enough to be readily usable within the guidelines of haflahs & showcases. There's Ahwak, which I'm *stonkingly* in love with and is going to be my new best friend. There's a Hoda Sinbati old school sha'abi Eyoun Remsh, which is also going on the Performance List.

There's Sharra el Fen, which is a baladi tableau, all about music, musical instruments, the music of the past and the music of now. I believe it's one that the Spirit of Egypt girls will be doing, and I will be fascinated to hear more about how that goes.

There is an Alexandrian Beach Tableau, of which I can claim a tiny tiny part in the genesis. Yasmina was explaining she was inspired to include Ala Shatt el Bahr el Howa, when she saw me dancing it last year (at Arabesque Nights, I think). It's a very different version, which I like. Again, I suspect this is one for the Spirit of Egypt show. I'm definitely considering going up to JoY, in order to watch it!

There's also a beautiful Accordeon baladi progression.

There's the song we worked on today, Ya Habibi Waheshni, which is a fabulously emotional and over the top Arabic love song.

Ans finally, there's a Samia Gamal song, that is very danceable to.

(There are also two, count them, two, drum solos. For those that care about drum solos.)



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Jul. 16th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Ooh, sounds tempting... what is it called?
Jul. 16th, 2012 09:12 am (UTC)
It means rare/precious things!
Jul. 16th, 2012 02:28 am (UTC)
Name of the cd and do you know if its downloadable? Sounds lovely and I want to check it out *grin*
Jul. 16th, 2012 09:30 am (UTC)
Nawander. No it's not downloadable, and I'm not sure whether you can get it in the States.
Jul. 16th, 2012 06:39 am (UTC)
Beachwear has been mentioned :) I should probably get myself a copy and start listening.
Jul. 16th, 2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Sounds fab indeed. Pity about wasting space on it with TWO drum solos. Everything else sounds great.
Jul. 16th, 2012 09:17 am (UTC)
I shall have to get myself a copy of that, I need more music if I am ever going to do the solo's Anna and Sabrina keep nagging me about ;)
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