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The playlist: Middle Eastern and north African music – Al Namrood, Rizan Sa’id and more | Musique Non Stop

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The playlist: Middle Eastern and north African music – Al Namrood, Rizan Sa’id and more

In the latest of our playlist series, John Doran recommends Saudi Arabian black metal and Middle Eastern cosmic free jazz

To celebrate the recent Egyptian publication of book Seismographic Sounds – Visions of a New World, Norient label contributors Rami Abadir, Bosaina, Maha El Nabawi, Yara Mekawei, Angie Balata and Thomas Burkhalter have collected some of the most forward looking Cairene music from 2015. This gripping compilation includes the intense, bass-heavy 21st-century folk music of PanSTARRS, the amazing Hussein Sherbini (who I was lucky enough to catch playing a rare UK live set at Whitechapel Gallery recently) as well as our old friends Alif and Maurice Louca. There’s enough quality music for a full afternoon here (and keen-eared listeners may also hear the dulcet tones of Young Thug in there, meaning perhaps one of these tunes was actually recorded outside Cairo’s city limits).

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by John Doran via Electronic music | The Guardian