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Putumayo Presents: Arabic Groove


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Putumayo World Music was established in 1993 to introduce people to other cultures through great international music. The label grew out of the Putumayo clothing company, founded by Dan Storper in 1975 and sold in 1997. Putumayo has become known for its upbeat, melodic compilations of world and American roots music characterized by the company’s motto: “Guaranteed to make you feel ... Read more in Amazon's Putumayo Presents Store

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  • Audio CD (12 Jun 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Putumayo
  • ASIN: B00005J6WU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,354 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Moi et Toi - Abdel Ali Slimani
2. Galbi - Abdy
3. Leiley (Transglobal Underground Mix) - Dania
4. Amarain - Amr Diab
5. Intil Waheeda - Hisham Abbas
6. Hely Meli - Hamid el Shaeri
7. Mani - Fadela & Sahraoui
8. Kidda - Natacha Atlas
9. Mauvais Sang - Khaled
10. Ne Me Jugez Pas (Volodia Remix) - Sawt el Atlas
11. L’Histoire - Cheb Tarik

Product Description

Arabic Groove is a cool collection of upbeat tracks from North Africa and the Middle East. The collection reveals the ways funk, hip-hop and dance have blended with Arabic music to create exciting new sounds. The album features internationally recognized artists such as Khaled (Algeria), Natacha Atlas (Egypt/UK), and Amr Diab (Egypt), are included alongside regional stars Dania (Lebanon), Hamid El Shaeri (Libya), Hisham Abbas (Egypt), and Fadela & Sahraoui (Algeria). Cheb Tarik (Algeria), Sawt El Atlas (Morocco) and Abdy (Morocco). Arabic Groove also features the previously unreleased track "Moi et Toi (You and Me)" by Algerian funkateer Abdel Ali Slimani.

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By "jerczy" on 24 Dec 2001
Format: Audio CD
If you like dance music, buy this CD.If you like Arabic music, buy this CD.If you like Arabic dance music, buy this CD & give it to your best friend.This is one of those collections you just can't keep still to. So if you like a good yodel while driving, peeling your spuds, or simply grooving round the carpet in your underpants, then this is for you.Khaled is exceptional, but the other guys are good too.Best introduction to the current Arabic scene there is.Buy it!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By BermondseyStu on 12 Feb 2007
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If Elissa, a phenominal arabic, singer baited my affection for arabic influenced music, then this album reeled me in. It is an interesting and beautiful compiliation driven by arabic beats and layers of rythmn. I think this album is quite rare, so much of the mass market cafe blah blah is bland and tedious, this album is not. It feels like the real thing. Upbeat contemporary rythmns are supported by traditional beats and excellent arabic vocals that are beautifully put together. Its a cliche i know, but you will fall in love with this cd and it will lift your spirits and you will bounce around when you do the hovvering, or whatever it is that you do.

Listen to it more than once...it took me two or three hearings before i realised just how stunning it is.

If you only buy one arabic cd in your life then get this one, if you buy two, then get this one and Bastanak by Elissa (if you can find it)

be careful tho you will end up becoming hooked and you will then end up buying loads of arabic cds...welcome to my world!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By I. Horswell VINE VOICE on 11 Mar 2003
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I bought this album about a year ago and still love it. Its a blend of traditional arabic sound and modern beat which makes it irresistable to gyrate to. Some beautiful vocals and instrumentals but more than anything else just plain sensual (think bedouins tents and women covering all but their eyes with a scarf!).
It makes me want to bellydance just thinking about it!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Eve on 27 Jun 2005
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I bought this based on the previous reviews and I'm pleased I did. I bought it primarily for my tribal bellydance practice and just love it. If you are a tribal dancer looking for Arabic sounds with a contemporary feel this CD may be for you. Great rhythms to dance to, sensual vocals from Natacha Atlas.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Boof TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 2 Feb 2008
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I bought this CD some years ago after it was playing as background music in a shop and I had to ask what it was. In the 90's I spent a few years travelling in the middle east and north Africa and this transported me straight back there and I fell in love with the sound all over again.

This really is one of the best CD's I own and I can listen to it over and over again; it's so upbeat and vibrant. It's a collection of contemporary artists from Morocco to Egypt (and most places inbetween) and is such a tonic to listen to. It's fresh, catchy and (at the risk of sounding old) the title Arabic Groove is really apt as it really is groovy!

I just love it! Highly recommended.
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