giovedì 18 maggio 2017

The Musical Heritage of Morocco : Souad Ahmed سعاد أحمد




Souad Ahmed سعاد أحمد - Shufu Habibi شوفو حبيبي - Ana Ma'ak انا معاك




Casaphone CSP 1061

Side A  Shufu Habibi شوفو حبيبي
Side B  Ana Ma'ak  انا معاك 

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Souad Ahmed سعاد أحمد - Arjana fa li'aly ارجانا فا لعالي - Mansakshy مانساكشي




                                      


Casaphone CSP1078

Side A   Arjana fa li'aly  ارجانا فا لعالي
Side B   Mansakshy  مانساكشي 

HERE


Souad Ahmed سعاد أحمد - Hub al roumman حب الرمال - Shuini fik شويني فيك





Casaphone CSP 1184

Side A  Hub al roumman  حب الرمال
Side B  Shuini fik   شويني فيك

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Souad Ahmed سعاد أحمد - 'adhabni ez zine عذبني الزين - Ez za'araya الزعرية




Casaphone CSP 1197


Side A    'adhabni ez zine  عذبني الزين
Side B    Ez za'araya  الزعرية

HERE

lunedì 15 maggio 2017

The Musical Heritage of Morocco : Fatima Kobass فاطمة كوباص




Fatima Kobass فاطمة كوباص - Libgha Habibou اللي بغا حبيبو - La Tansani لا تنساني




Sawt Agadir SA18128 Standard


Side A Libgha Habibou اللي بغا حبيبو
Side B La Tansani لا تنساني


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Fatima Kobass فاطمة كوباص - Al Chaykha Fatima Kobass الشيخة فاطمة كوباص



                             


TCK 674

A1 Fine Lahbab فين لحباب
A2 Ya Bidaoua يا بيضاوا
B1 Hajaj al Madina حجاج المدينة 

B2 Madha Jrite ماذا جريت

HERE


The Musical Heritage of Morocco : Fatima Zahafa فاطمة الزحافة






Fatima Zahafa was a great Moroccan singer originally from Settat. Her fame is to be attributed, in ddition to the numerous songs engraved during her career, to the great success obtained by the song "Zaoiua" made in 1965. The Zouia (a Muslim religious building) to which the song refers is that of the town Of Sidi Smaïl located not far from Settat.
Though suffering from a serious disability, the singer did not spare and has been constantly performing during her life at celebrations, weddings and official events in her hometown.
As has often happened to other Moroccan artists she died in a state of extreme poverty in complete denial of the great artistic contribution she has given to her country







Fatima Zahafa è stata una grandissima cantante marocchina originaria della città di Settat. La sua fama è da imputarsi, oltre che alle numerose canzoni incise nel corso della sua carriera, al grande successo ottenuto dal brano “ Zaoiua” realizzato nel 1965. La Zouia ( un edificio religioso musulmano) a cui fa riferimento il brano è quella della cittadina di Sidi Smaïl situata non lontano da Settat.
Pur se affetta da una grave disabilità la cantante non si risparmiata e si è esibita costantemente nel corso della sua vita in feste, matrimoni ed eventi ufficiali della sua città natale.
Come molto spesso è capitato ad altri artisti marocchini è deceduta in una condizione di estrema povertà in totale spregio al grande contributo artistico che ha dato alla sua terra.





Fatma Zahafa فاطمة الزحافة - Khaïfa Nablik خايفة نبليك / Sidi Habibi سيدي حبيبي




Koutoubiaphone KTP 1421A/B


Side A Khaïfa Nablik خايفة نبليك

Side B Sidi Habibi سيدي حبيبي

HERE



Fatma Zahafa فاطمة الزحافة - Ben Achir بن عاشير / Moulay Amer مولاي اعمر




Koutoubiaphone KTP 1351



Side A Ben Achir بن عاشير
Side B Moulay Amer مولاي اعمر


HERE




Fatma Zahafa فاطمة الزحافة - Fine Ayamou فين ايامو




Koutoubiaphone  KTP 1369 A/B


Side A Fine Ayamou فين ايامو
Side B Fine Ayamou فين ايامو

HERE




Fatma Zahafa فاطمة الزحافة - Habibi ana حبيبي أنا





Koutoubiaphone KTP 1370 A/B


Side A Habibi ana حبيبي أنا

Side B Habibi ana حبيبي أنا 

HERE




Fatma Zahafa فاطمة الزحافة - Saidi السعدي




Orikaphone OK 45. 432 A/B


Side A Saidi السعدي
Side B Saidi السعدي
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Fatma Zahafa فاطمة الزحافة - Zaouia الزاوية




Side A Zaouia الزاوية
Side B Zaouia الزاوية

 HERE

lunedì 1 maggio 2017

The Nile Project








Nile Project is, as the name suggests, a project that brings together various artists from various African countries such as Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda.

Through an innovative approach combining music and education, the Nile Project addresses the cultural and environmental challenges that are at the root of conflicts along the banks of the Nile. It is not therefore a simple musical group, but a real active collective for the safeguarding and the human and cultural development of the interested populations which, according to the group's words, "inspires, educates and exhorts Nile citizens to work together To promote the sustainability of their river's ecosystem. "

On their beautiful site (
http://nileproject.org), you can find detailed information about the project's goals and the results already achieved as well as all the details about the music group.

From the strictly musical point of view, the group produced in 2013 a first live album entitled "Aswan", followed by a second album titled "Jinja" in 2017. For some time, the third album is expected to be "Tana".

The project for the album "Jinja" was attended by:



Dawit Seyoum ( Ethiopia )
Dina El Wedidi /( Egypt )
Hany Bedair (Egypt )
Jorga Mesfin /(Ethiopia)
Kasiva Mutua (Kenya )
Meklit Hadero (Ethiopia )
Micheal Bazibu (Uganda )
Mohamed Abozekry (Egypt )
Nader Elshaer ( Egypt )
Sarah Abunama-Elgadi (Sudan )
Selamnesh Zemene (Ethiopia )
Sophie Nzayisenga (Rwanda )
Steven Sogo (Burundi ) 















Nile Project è , come afferma il nome, un progetto che riunisce   artisti provenienti da vari paesi africani quali Burundi, Egitto, Etiopia, Kenya, Ruanda, Sudan e Uganda.


Attraverso un approccio innovativo che unisce musica e istruzione il Nile Project affronta le sfide culturali e ambientali che sono alla alla radice dei conflitti lungo le sponde del Nilo. Non si tratta quindi di un semplice gruppo musicale ma di un vero e proprio collettivo attivo per la salvaguardia e lo sviluppo umano e culturale delle popolazioni interessate che , secondo le parole del gruppo, “ ispira, istruisce ed esorta i cittadini del Nilo a lavorare insieme per promuovere la sostenibilità dell'ecosistema del loro fiume”.

Sul loro bel sito ( http://nileproject.org) si possono trovare informazioni dettagliate circa i propositi del progetto e i risultati già raggiunti oltre che tutti i dettagli inerenti il gruppo musicale.

Sotto il profilo strettamente musicale il gruppo ha realizzato nel 2013 un primo album registrato dal vivo intitolato “Aswan “ al quale è seguito nel 2017 un secondo album intitolato “ Jinja” . Da qualche tempo è attesa la realizzazione del terzo album il cui ttolo sarà “ Tana”.

Al progetto per l’album “ Jinja” hanno partecipato :


Dawit Seyoum ( Etiopia )
Dina El Wedidi ( Egitto )
Hany Bedair (Egitto )
Jorga Mesfin /(Ethiopia)
Kasiva Mutua (Kenya )
Meklit Hadero ( Etiopia )
Micheal Bazibu (Uganda )
Mohamed Abozekry (Egitto )
Nader Elshaer ( Egitto )
Sarah Abunama-Elgadi (Sudan )
Selamnesh Zemene ( Etiopia )
Sophie Nzayisenga (Ruanda )
Steven Sogo (Burundi )










 The Nile Project - Aswan



01 Shagwab
02 Salaam Nubia
03 Ami ya Gamal
04 Tezeta
05 Zegiewh06 Omha
07 Aysh
08 Neel
09 St Yared of Axum
10 Kulina Wahed
11 Sematimba ne Kikwabanga
12 Takasim Oud
13 Ya Ganouby
14 Sekota
15 Guyala

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 The Nile Project - Jinja



01 Inganji
02 Allah Baqy
03 Ya Abai Wuha
04 Omwiga
05 Uruzi Nil
06 Dil Mahbuby
07 Tenseo
08 Marigarita
09 Biwelewele 

10 Mulunge Munange

HERE

domenica 30 aprile 2017

Baligh Hamdi بليغ حمدي






Baligh Hamdi (7 October 1931 – 17 September 1993) was an Egyptian composer who created hit songs for many prominent Arabic singers, especially during the 1960s and 1970s

Born Baligh Abdel Hamid Hamdi Morsi on 7 October 1931 Shubra district of Cairo. His father was a professor of physics at King Fuad I University (now Cairo University). He learned to play the violin at age nine, and the oud two or three years later. He took music lessons with a variety of teachers throughout childhood and teenage years. He became a professional musician in 1954 at age 22. Immediately prior to that, he had been a law student, and he chose to not complete the studies for the law degree.

He started his musician career as singer. But very soon he turned to composing, and his compositions got good acceptance in the mid-1950s. In the late 1950s, the then-famous Oum Kalthoum sang his composition "Hob Eih" and it was a hit. Some other of Baligh Hamdi's early compositional successes include "Why no", sung by Faydah Kamel, the song "Ma Thbinish Be Al Shakl Dah (Don't love me like that)" by Fayza Ahmed and the song "Tkhounoh ([How do you] Betray [my heart])" by Abdel Halim Hafez. For the next two decades he was one of the most popular, successful, and productive composers in the Arab world.

Baligh Hamdi frequently said that he drew upon musical ideas and aesthetics in Egyptian folk melodies and rhythms in composing his songs. He also drew on ideas that were floating around in the contemporary music of his time. His sound has a classical flavor due to the heavy use of the string orchestra. But he also made some use of electronic keyboards and guitars in harmony with the strings, or alternating with the strings, in many songs.

His best work is published as recordings under the name of the singer. The singers include Oum Kalthoum, Abdel Halim Hafez, Shadia, Layla Murad, Najat Al Saghira, Fayza Ahmed, Warda (he was married to Warda for about a decade), Sabah (Sabah married seven times, and he was one of her husbands), and other singers.


Presented to Abdel Halim Hafez some of the finest music since the end of the sixties and even the mid-seventies of them (Gana El Howa/ El Toba / Mououd / Sawah / Tkhounoh / Habibaty Man Takon / Maddah El Kamar / Zay El Howa / Hawel Teftikerni / Ay demat Hozn / Ada El Nahar / Fedai / Ash Elly Kal).

Presented to singer Warda Al-Jazairia, including the Ghent (Khaleek Hena / Low Salok / Black Eyes / Mali / Dandanah / Ashtrony / Hekaity ma el zaman).

Baligh Hamdi contributed in one way or another the development and revival of the musical theater provided most of the work: Operetta "Egypt Bride," and the operetta "Tmarahnp", "Yassin, I have," also wrote several songs, including: (Love that was - I Bahqk of Mayada Al Henawy), and "Bawadaak" rose to as defined by discovering many of the singers and the singers, especially from Arab countries.

Hamdi eloquent cooperation with Abdel Rahman el-Abnudi and Mohamed Rushdie introduced in the early sixties with all types of Egyptian folklore providing a set number of songs together, including (Adaweya / Baladiat / Wasai Llnoor), also provid to Mohammed Rushdie others (METI Ashofak/Ala el Ramla / Moghram Sabiah/ Tayer Ya-hwa).

He was the discoverer of Afaf Radi.

He produced music for many films, plays and television soap operas and radio mention the film (Something of Fear / Sons of Silence / Old Time / Ah Ya Leil Ya Zaman / City Lights) and dramas (RIA and Sekina / Almedk Alley) and sitcoms (gate-Halawani ).

He was one of the most frequent composer for songs for Egypt and his love to it, even he sang some of it personally (Uday El Nahar / El Bondokia Atkelmt / Law Aadit / Abarna El Hazimah / Fedai / Besm El Lah / Ya Habibty Ya Masr / Ash Elly Kal ).



(Source : Wikipedia)




 


ولد بليغ عبد الحميد حمدي مرسي في حى شبرا – من جذور تمتد لصعيد مصر – فى 7 أكتوبر 1932 ، و كان والده يعمل أستاذا للفيزياء فى كليه العلوم بجامعه فؤادالأول ( جامعه القاهرة حاليا) 

بدأ شغفه بالموسيقى يظهر منذ الصغر ، حيث أتقن العزف على العود ، ولم يكن يتعدى التاسعة من العمر ، وفى سن الثانية عشر حاول الالتحاق بمعهد فؤاد الأول للموسيقى ، إلا أن سنه الصغير حال دون ذلك

التحق بمدرسه شبرا الثانوية ، فى الوقت الذي كان يدرس فيه أصول الموسيقى فى مدرسه عبد الحفيظ إمام للموسيقى الشرقية ، ثم تتلمذ بعد ذلك على يد درويش الحريري و تعرف من خلاله على الموشحات العربية

بعدانتهاء الدراسة الثانوية، التحق بليغ بكلية الحقوق و درس – فى نفس الوقت - الموسيقى بشكل أكاديمى في معهد فؤاد الأول للموسيقى ( معهد الموسيقى العربية حاليا)

كان السيد ( محمد حسن الشجاعى) مستشار الإذاعة المصرية في ذلك الوقت يرى أن بليغ يصلح لأن يكون مغنيا ،وأقنعه بترك دراسة الحقوق ومحاوله احتراف الغناء ، وعهد إليه بالغناء في بعض برامج الإذاعة وبالفعل سجل بليغ أربع أغنيات للإذاعة من ألحان عبد العظيم محمد / رؤوف ذهني/ محمد عمر و فؤاد حلمي

وكان تفكير بليغ متجها صوب مجال موسيقى آخر ، ألا و هو مجال التلحين – و ليس الغناء – و لحن فى عام 1954– بناء على هذا التفكير– أغنيتين لفايدة كامل- زميلته السابقة في كليه الحقوق- هما ( ليه لأ – ليه فاتنى ليه ) وذلك من خلال فرقه ساعة لقلبك


توطدت علاقته بالفنان العظيم (محمد فوزي) ، الذي أعطاه فرصه التلحين لكبار المطربين والمطربات من خلال شركه (مصرفون) التي كان يملكها ، و فى عام 1957 قدم بليغ أولى ألحانه لعبد الحليم حافظ (تخونوه) والتي كان من المفترض أن تغنيها ليلى مراد فى البداية


كانت النقلة النوعية لبليغ عندما التقى بسيده الغناء العربي أم كلثوم ، التي اختارته من بين عشرين ملحن شاب على الساحة وقتها ليكون مرحله متطورة بعيدا عن السنباطى ، و كان عام 1959 هو عام فاصل فى حياه بليغ الفنية حيث قدم لكوكب الشرق أولى ألحانه ( حب إيه ) و كانت بداية مشوار طويل من الألحان الخالدة و الموسيقى الأسطورية امتدت من عام 1959 حتى عام1973 و شملت الأغنيات التالية ( حب إيه / ظلمنا الحب / أنساك يا سلام / كل ليله و كل يوم / بعيد عنك/ فات المعاد / ألف ليله وليله / الحب كله / و أخيرا حكم علينا الهوى ) إلى جانب أغنيه وطنيه وحيده بعنوان ( إنا فدائيون)

تعانقت أنغام بليغ الساحرة مع صوت حليم الشجي منذ نهاية الستينات وحتى منتصف السبعينات ليقدما معا مجموعه من أروع الأغنيات العربية نذكر منها على سبيل المثال لا الحصر ( جانا الهوى / الهوى هوايا / توبة / على حسب وداد قلبي/ موعود / مداح القمر / زى الهوى / حاول تفتكرني / أي دمعة حزن لا / حبيبتي من تكون/ سواح / تخونوه / خسارة )

التقى بليغ حمدي بالثنائي محمد رشدي و الأبنودي فى مطلع الستينات وبدأ تفكيره يتجه صوب التراث وكنوز الموسيقى الفلكلورية فعني بتقديم الفلكلور المصري بكافه أنواعه وأرتامه و جمله اللحنية الشجية في صوره عصريه بعد إدخال لمساته الساحرة عليه فقدم فى هذا الإطار لمحمد رشدي من كلمات الأبنودي ( عدويه / بلديات / وسع للنور ) و من كلمات آخرين (ميتى أشوفك / مغرم صبابة / طاير يا هوى/ على الرملة/تغريبه ) وغيرها

تزوج من الفنانة ( ورده ) بعد قصه حب عنيفة ، و قدم لها ما يزيد على الثمانين لحنا - صارت فيما بعد التاريخ الحقيقي لورده - نذكر منها ( خليك هنا / لوسألوك/ مالي / دندنة / العيون السود / اشتروني / والله يا مصر زمان / معجزه / ولاد الحلال/ حكايتي مع الزمان/ احضنوا الأيام ) وغيرها الكثير .. إلا انه تم الانفصال بينهما بعد زواج دام ما يقرب من السبع سنوات و بعد رحله فنيه هامه

تغنى بألحانه الخلابة جميع المطربين و المطربات الذين كانوا على الساحة وقتها ، و تحمل بمفرده عبء التلحين لجميع الأصوات لمده تزيد على العشر سنوات آثر فيها الملحنون الكبار الصمت و الاكتفاء بما قدموه فى مراحل سابقه

تعاون بليغ مع الفنانة شاديه في عده أعمال خالدة تنوعت ما بين أعمال فلكلورية و عاطفية و وطنيه ، نذكر منها على سبيل المثال لا الحصر (والنبي وحشتنا / اسمر و طيب يا عنب / زفه البرتقال / الحنة / قولوا لعين الشمس / عطشان يا صبايا / خلاص مسافر / و الله يازمن / حبيبتي يا مصر / أدخلوهاسالمين/ آخر ليلة/ خدني معاك/ مكسوفة) و الأغنية الأشهر في تاريخ شاديه( ياأسمراني اللون ) من الفلكلور الشامي

تعاون بليغ أيضا مع الفنانة نجاه و قدم لها عده أغاني رائعة ( أنا بستناك / كل شيء راح / الطير المسافر / سلم على / ليله من الليالي / حلاوة الحب/ نسى/ في وسط الطريق و غيرهم )

و كان للفنانة صباح نصيب كبير أيضا ، نذكر مثلا ( عاشقه و غلبانه / يانا يانا / زى العسل / جاني و طلب السماح / أمورتى الحلوة/ كل حب و انت طيب )

اهتم بليغ خلال مشواره الفني بالمسرح الغنائي و قدم عده مسرحيات غنائية و أوبريتات استعراضيه كان أهمها ( مهر العروسة / تمر حنة / ياسين ولدى ) و الملحمة الوطنية (جميله) من أشعار الشاعر المصري الكبير / كامل الشناوي

وضع بليغ الموسيقى التصويرية لكثير من الأفلام و المسرحيات والمسلسلات التلفزيونية و الإذاعية فنذكر على صعيد الأفلام الملحمة" الكورالية " (شئ من الخوف) و (أبناء الصمت / آه يا ليل يا زمن / أضواء المدينة / العمر لحظه/ الأبرياء/ الزمار / إحنا بتوع الأتوبيس / دنيا عبد الجبار) ، و من المسرحيات (ريا و سكينه / زقاق المدق) والتي قام بتلحين أغانيها أيضا، وكانت آخر أعماله الموسيقى التصويرية والألحان للمسلسل المصري الشهير (بوابه الحلواني )

كانت لبليغ أياد بيضاء على صعيد الإيقاعات و الأرتام الموسيقية ، فقد استخدم خلال مشواره الفني الطويل معظم الإيقاعات المصرية و العربية المعروفة ،وكان له السبق فى ابتداع العديد من الإيقاعات المركبة و التي استخدمها آخرين بعده

كذلك اهتم بليغ بتطوير أداء الكورس و الأصوات البشرية المصاحبة للمطرب .. فأدخل - لأول مره - الأصوات البشرية في سياق الأغنية ذاتها لتعبر عن دراما النص ، وأفرد لها مساحات عده فى ألحانه الغزيرة , وكتب جملا خاصة بها بعيده عن الجمل الموسيقية التي يؤديها المطرب .. وله السبق فى إقناع كوكب الشرق أم كلثوم باستخدام الكورال فى إحدى أغنياتها العاطفية و هي أغنيه ( حكم علينا الهوى ) ، و كانت آخر أغنيه تؤديها

تميز بليغ بموهبة متدفقة في التلحين ، و ثراء لحني و موسيقى لافت للنظر ، حيث أتم ما يقرب من الألف و خمسمائة لحن من كافه الأشكال والقوالب الموسيقية التي انتشرت في عصره من أغنيات عاميه و قصائد واوبريتات و موسيقى تصويرية للأفلام و المسرحيات، و ذلك كله فى عمر فني قصير بالقياس لغزاره ألحانه

تميز بليغ أيضا من الناحية الموسيقية ، بقدرته على وضع أي صوت يلحن له فى الإطار الموسيقى الصحيح ، و الذي يبرز إمكانيات المطرب الصوتية وشخصيته الفنية على النحو السليم ، مما يصل به – وبالأغنية بالطبع – إلى وجدان و أذهان المستمعين من أقصر الطرق .. و لهذا ظلت دائما أعمال بليغ لكافه المطربين و المطربات بمثابة ( أعمالهم الخالدة ) و التي ارتبطت في أذهان الجماهير بأسمائهم

يعتبر بليغ من أكثر الفنانين المصريين وطنيه و إخلاصا و حبا إلى درجه الهيام لمصر و أهلها و نيلها ، و له مواقف وطنيه لا تنسى في أثناء فترات النكسة و الاستنزاف وحرب أكتوبر و على امتداد حياته بشكل عام ، وكان من أغزر الموسيقيين تلحينا لمصر و فى عشق مصر و وزع ألحانه هذه على جميع المطربين و غنى و كتب بعضها بنفسه ، و نذكر من هذه الألحان على سبيل المثال ( عدى النهار / البندقية اتكلمت / فدائي / عاش اللي قال / بسم الله / أنا على الربابة / عبرنا الهزيمة / يا حبيبتي يا مصر / والله يا مصر زمان / رغم البعد عنك / لو عديت ) و غيرها الكثير

تميز بليغ بموهبة شعرية رقيقه ، إضافة لعبقريته الموسيقية بالطبع وكتب العديد من الأغنيات تحت اسم ابن النيل ثم باسمه و شارك فى كتابه العديدمن الأغنيات الأخرى التي قام بتلحينها

قدم العديد من الأصوات –و هى نقطه تحسب له بشده – نذكر منهم على سبيل المثال : ( عفاف راضى / ميادة الحناوى / على الحجار / سميرة سعيد / لطيفه ) وغيرهم الكثير

كانت آخر أحلام بليغ الموسيقية ، عمل أوبرا مصريه ضخمه عن قصه (اخناتون) تقدم على مسارح وأوبرات العالم المتحضر ، وتفتح الباب للموسيقى الشرقية نحو الانطلاق لآفاق عالميه لا تحدها قيود محليه إلا أن القدر لم يمهله لتحقيق هذا العمل العظيم

توفى بليغ فى 12 سبتمبر 1993 ، عن عمر يناهز 61 عاما ، و نعته الأهرام فى صبيحة اليوم التالي بقولها ( مات ملك الموسيقى ) ، و أعلنت وزاره المالية المصرية أنها بصدد طبع عملة تذكاريه باسمه إلاأن ذلك لم يحدث حتى لحظه كتابه هذه السطور








 



 Baligh Hamdi (7 ottobre 1931 - 17 settembre 1993) è stato un compositore egiziano che ha realizzato brani di grandi successo  per i più grandi e conosciuti interpreti della canzone araba  tra gli anni  '60 e '70.

Nato   il 7 ottobre 1931, nel quartiere di  Shubra al Cairo il suo vero nome era  Baligh Abdel Hamid Hamdi Morsi . Figlio di un  professore di fisica presso l'Università del Re Fuad I (ora Università del Cairo), ha imparato a suonare il violino all'età di nove anni e l'oud due o tre anni dopo.  Durante l’infanzia e nel corso degli anni adolescenziali ha seguito  lezioni di musica  sotto la guida di vari insegnanti . Iscrittosi in un primo momento al corso di laurea di legge ha abbandonato l’idea ed è divenuto musicista professionista nel 1954 all’età di 22 anni.
Ha iniziato la sua carriera nel campo della musica  come cantante  su impulso di   Mohamed Hassan Alhjaay , consulente presso la radio nazionale egiziana , che gli permise di registrare quattro brani  composti da Abdel Azim Mohamed, Mohammad Omar e Fouad Helmy  , ma ben presto finì per dedicarsi esclusivamente alla composizione , attività che gli ha reso moltissime soddisfazioni .

Si può affermare che il consolidamento della sua carriera avvenne quando, alla fine degli anni '50,  la famosa Umm Kolthoum cantò la sua composizione "Hob Eih" che divenne immediatamente  un successo.

Per tutti gli anni ‘60 e ‘70 è stato uno dei  compositori più prodittivi e di successo  di tutto il mondo  arabo . I suoi brani sono stati interpretrati da Faydah Kamel, Fayza AhmedAbdel Halim Hafez, Umm Kolthoum,  Shadia, Layla Murad, Najat Al Saghira, Warda (con la quale è stato sposato per circa un decennio ) e Sabah ( Tra i sette mariti avuti dalla cantante figura anche Baligh Hamdi).

In qualche modo il lavoro di Baligh Hamdi può essere visto come un evoluzione dell’opera di Mohamed Abdel Wahab.  Del grande compositore mantiene l’attitudine classica , servendosi spesso di grandi orchestre e utilizzando forme estetiche appartenenti alle melodie popolari , ma aggiunge a ciò un gusto moderno adottando  idee musicali appartenenti al suo tempo.

Nel corso degli anni ha prestato la sua opera in vari campi tra i quali il teatro, la radio, il cinema e la televisione  ed è stato scopritore di vari talenti vocali tra i quali spicca decisamente la bravissima cantante  Afaf Radi.


 





Baligh Hamdi بليغ حمدي - Le Monde Musical de Baligh Hamdi




A1  Souma
A2  Iskandarani
A3  Zamane
A4  Warda
A5  Arabesk
B1  Zouba
B2  Noussa
B3  Bambah
B4  Mizmar


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Baligh Hamdi بليغ حمدي - Love Story




A1  Love Story
A2  Salamat (Dreams Of Heart)

A3  Zai Elhawa( As Love)
A4  The Beloved Date
B1  Esmaouny (Hear Me)
B2  My Love Story
B3  Chika Chiko
B4  The Wanderer


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Baligh Hamdi بليغ حمدي ‎– The Baligh Hamdi's Music موسيقى بليغ حمدي




01 Gada غاده
02 Zouba زوبه
03 Amira أميره
04 Raqsat al Ghaziyya رقصه الغزيه
05 Hanam هانم
06 Tamurru Henna تمر حنه
07 Dandash دندش
08 Layali ليالي
09 Fatima فطومه
10 Sabrina صابرين
11 Sahara سحر
12 Hikayaty ma'a al Gharami حكايتي مع الغرام
13 Raqsat Sharqy رقص شرقى
14 Al shaima الشيماء
15 Al wadi al kabir الوادي الكبير


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Baligh Hamdi & Magid Khan ‎– Indo-Arabic Variations





A1 Gazairia
A2 Sahara
A3 Achark
B1 Lahore
B2 Ennai
B3 Magnouna

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Baligh Hamdi بليغ حمدي  - Resala men al ghorba رسالة من الغربة




01 Skoot We 3azab
02 Talet El Ghorba
03 Zy El Zaman
04 Wa7ashtiny Ya Masr


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Baligh Hamdi بليغ حمدي  -  Baligh Hamdi بليغ حمدي




01 Ya Leil El Ashqeen
02 Ya Fagr Nourak
03 Law Alby Kan Khaly
04 Ya Baky Mn Asa El Ayam
05 Mazlom Ya Tir

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mercoledì 5 aprile 2017

El Mahdy Jr.







Born in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, El-Mahdi Rezoug aka El Mahdy Jr. is a music producer dedicated to experiments in the field of electronic music and creator of true digital collages.

At the age of ten years, while civil war rages in Algeria, he moved with his family in Turkey in Konya, a city located in Anatolia.


In Turkey began his musical education by listening to his father's records (old Algerian music, devotional songs, Rai and Jamaican Dub) and starting to get interested in turkish folk heritage, Arabesk in particular. Once started the university, aided by the laptop's roommate, he starts making music mixing jungle and dubstep with samples of old Arab and Turkish music. He is very much influenced by the turkish Serhat Koksal that with his multimedia project 2 / 5BZ has already started in 1986 to investigate the commingling between electronic and popular music.



When the political situation in Algeria is more acceptable El-Mahdi returned home and began working as a translator for a construction company to facilitate dialogue between local Turkish workers and the enterprise. Successive goes in Burkina Faso, where large his wealth of musical knowledge coming into contact with the sounds of the Sahel and the Malian music.

He bedridden after falling with Malaria spends his days working on his laptop and creates songs that will make up his first album which will be released on vinyl in 2013 for the label Boomarm Nationheadquartered in Portland, Oregon.



Titled "The Spirit Of Fucked Up Places" album is based on two specific aesthetic guidelines underlying the El Mahdy philosophy, Dub and sampling.

While many Western artists use oriental sounds like a fetish, without the slightest awareness of their socio-cultural relevance, Rezoug fully understands the traditions that are the basis of the music he sampled. Each sound used comes from a careful examination of the surrounding reality and the songs are just that, sound murals inspired from everyday life and personal experience.
The result is an album composed of songs in which are mixed synthetic sounds very 80 years, bass reverberated, Gnawa music, Ottoman devotional songs, Rai, Arabesk and digital distortion.

The feedback received from the album and the need to produce in a more stimulating environment brings El Mahdy Jr. to move steadily in Turkey, in Istanbul this time.

2014 was a prolific year for this young Algerian artist.

Will be published the 10" " Raï Dubs "(always for Boomarm Nation) containing 4 tracks made with samples of old raï songs found on YouTube and on tapes found in car hired,The'Ep "Gasba Grime", published by the Swiss label Danse Noire, where El Mahdy Jr. processes the music of North Africa (the Gasba is a traditional wind instrument of the Maghreb) to an ultra-modern processing and a 7 "containing the songs "Last Breath" and "Last Deal" for the label ZamZam Sounds.

In 2015, for the Discrepant Records released the album titled "Ghost Tapes", made up of two long songs that dig deep into the artist's personal sound space with the intention, according to the author's words, to "interpret the ghosts cultural around us to understand the differences between place and space ''

In 2016 is published the Mixtape printed on cassette from Boomarm Nation entitled "Die Before You Die".
A sort of detail behind the scenes containing sounds that will inspire the next job.

Titled "Time to Sell the Golden Teeth" , released in 2017 , is the second work on the long distance for El Mahdy Jr. The album continues his cultural discourse based on a nomadic music evolving sounds that draws inspiration from the cultural background of the author and the difficulty of living in a capitalist world increasingly loud and hostile.









 



Nato a Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, El-Mahdi Rezoug in arte El Mahdy Jr. è un produttore musicale dedito a sperimentazioni nel campo della musica elettronica e creatore di veri e propri collages digitali.

All’età di dieci anni, mentre in Algeria infuria la guerra civile, si trasferisce con la famiglia in Turchia a Konya , città situata in Anatolia.

In Turchia inizia la sua formazione musicale ascoltando i dischi del padre ( vecchia musica algerina, canti devozionali , Rai e Dub Giamaicano) e attingendo al patrimonio popolare turco, Arabesk in particolare. Una volta iniziata l’università , complice il computer portatile del compagno di stanza, inizia a fare musica mescolando ritmiche jungle e dubstep con campioni di vecchie musiche arabe e turche. Viene molto influenzato dall’artista turco Serhat Koksal che con il suo progetto multimediale 2 / 5BZ ha iniziato già dal 1986 ad indagare le commistioni tra elettronica e musica popolare.

Quando in Algeria la situazione politica si fa più accettabile El-Mahdi torna in patria ed inizia a lavorare come traduttore in una società di costruzioni per facilitare il dialogo tra i lavoratori turchi locali e limpresa. Succesivamente si reca , sempre per lavoro, in Burkina Faso dove ampia il suo bagaglio di conoscenze musicali entrando in contatto con i suoni del Sahel e la musica del Mali.

Costretto a letto dopo essersi ammalato di Malaria trascorre le giornate a lavorare sul suo portatile e crea i brani che andranno a comporre il suo primo album che uscirà in vinile nel 2013 per l’etichetta Boomarm Nation
con sede a Portland, Oregon.

Intitolato “ The Spirit Of Fucked Up Places” l’album si sviluppa seguendo le due precise direttive estetiche alla base della filosofia di El Mahdy, il Dub ed il campionamento.

Mentre molti artisti occidentali utilizzano le sonorità orientali come un feticcio , senza aver la minima consapevolezza della loro rilevanza socio culturale , Rezoug comprende pienamente le tradizioni che sono alla base delle musiche da lui campionate. Ogni suono utilizzato proviene da un attento esame della realtà circostante ed i brani rappresentano proprio questo , degli affreschi sonori isprirati dalla vita quotidiana e dall’esperienza personale. 


Il risultato è un disco composto da brani nei quali sono mescolate sonorità sintetiche molto anni ‘80, bassi riverberati, musica Gnawa, canti devozionali ottomani, Rai , Arabesk e distorsioni digitali .

Il riscontro positivo ricevuto dall’album e la necessità di produrre in un ambiente più stimolante porta El Mahdy Jr. a trasferirsi stabilmente in Turchia, a Istanbul questa volta.

Il 2014 è un anno prolifico per questo giovane artista algerino . Vengono infatti pubblicati il 10” “ Raï Dubs “ ( sempre per la Boomarm Nation) contenente 4 brani realizzati con campioni di vecchie canzoni raï trovate su YouTube e su nastri rinvenuti in auto prese a noleggio, l’ Ep “Gasba Grime”, pubblicato per l’etichetta Svizzera Danse Noire , nel quale El Mahdy Jr. sottopone la musica del Nord Africa ( la Gasba è un tipico strumento a fiato dell’area del Maghreb) ad un trattamento ultramoderno e un 7” contenente i brani “Last Breath “ e “Last Deal “ per l’etichetta ZamZam Sounds.

Nel 2015 , per la Discrepant Records pubblica l’album intitolato “ Ghost Tapes”, composto da due lunghi brani che scavano nel profondo lo spazio sonoro personale dell’artista con l’intenzione, secondo le parole dell’autore , di “ interpretare i fantasmi culturali che ci circondano per capire le differenze tra luogo e spazio ''

Nel 2016 viene pubblicato il Mixtape stampato su cassetta dalla Boomarm Nation intitolato “ Die Before You Die” . Una sorta di dettagliato dietro le quinte contenente i suoni che ispireranno il successivo lavoro .


Intitolato “ Time to Sell the Golden Teeth “ esce nel 2017 il secondo lavoro sulla lunga distanza di El Mahdy Jr. che continua il suo discorso culturale basato su di una musica nomade in continua evoluzione che attinge ispirazione dai suoni della formazione culturale dell’autore e dalla fatica di vivere in un mondo capitalista sempre più forte e ostile.












El Mahdy Jr - The Spirit Of Fucked Up Places





A1 Phantomatik
A2 Gravity
A3 Coins & Diamonds
A4 Douga Douga
B1 Zalim Delay
B2 Permanent Defeat
B3 From Hate To Smoke
B4 Phantomatik (Alter Echo & E3 Remix)

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El Mahdy Jr. ‎– Raï Dubs



                                           


A1 El Mahdy Jr. & Gulls Disco Maghreb
A2 Disco Maghreb - (Alter Echo Version)
B1 El Mahdy Jr. & XJ - R4 Dub
B2 El Mahdy Jr. & XJ - Peugeot 504 (Gulls Mix)

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El Mahdy Jr. ‎ - Gasba Grime



                                                  


A1 Zarga .
A2 Gasba Grime
A3 Lost Bridge
B4 Crack-Addicted Bellydancer  

B5 Lost Bridge (Killing Sound Version)


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El Mahdy Jr. ‎– Last Breath  / Last Deal


                                                  


A Last Breath
B Last Deal


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El Mahdy Jr - Ghost Tapes

 
                                                   
Untilted A
Untilted A

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 El Mahdy Jr. ‎– Die Before You Die Mixtape




Side A
Side B


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El Mahdy Jr - Time to Sell the Golden Teeth




                                                

01 Revolt Yourself 

02 Time to Sell the Golden Teeth
03 Primitive Methods
04 Perfectly Chased
05 Baat'in - (Featuring HAMORABI 13th IMAM)
06 Eternal Here and Now
07 Perishan
08 Passenger  

09 Bare Feet 
10 Ashik


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lunedì 27 marzo 2017

Dissidenten ديسيدنتن






 



Dissidenten are a German rock band known for their collaborations with Middle Eastern, African and Indian musicians. In a 1988 article for The New York Times, music critic Stephen Holden acknowledged the band as being among the leaders of what he termed "the 'world beat' movement ... in which ethnic styles are contemporized with electronic dance rhythms"-



1981/83: Around 1981, "Embryo's Dissidenten" were founded in India by Friedemann "Friedo" Josch (b 21 July 1952, Mainz, wind instruments, keyboards) and former Embryo band members Uwe "Uve" Müllrich (b 7 December 1947, Rügen, bass, oud, guitar, vocals) and Michael Wehmeyer (keyboards,piano). Still in 1981, Marlon Klein (b 13 December 1957, Herford, drums, perc, keyboards, vocals) replaced Wehmeyer, and the band renamed themselves to Dissidenten. 


1982/83:  they founded their own record label Exil in Berlin.

Following a one-year tour of Asia, the group decided to stay in India to produce their first album Germanistan, with the help of the Karnataka College of Percussion, female singer R.A. Ramamani and percussionist Ramesh Shotham. The live line-up was joined by Indian pianist Louis Banks and American saxophonist Charlie Mariano. Concerts in Calcutta, Madrid, Casablanca and Stockholm are documented on the live album Germanistan Tour 83.


1984/85: Concerts worldwide. Having toured North Africa, Dissidenten set up camp in Tangier, Morocco. Composer and author Paul Bowles and Tangier’s musical godfather Abdesalam Akaaboune introduce the group to Moroccan musicians Jil Jilala, Nas El Ghiwane, Lem Chaheb and the like. Dissidenten’s third album SAHARA ELEKTRIK is recorded in Tangier with Lem Chaheb and their outstanding leader Cherif Lamrani. FATA MORGANA – the album’s hit song becomes famous not only in North Africa but as a top dance floor success in Europe and South America. 250,000 people see and hear Dissidenten live during a three-week tour of Spain. British DJ, John Peel, features the group in his legendary BBC program. ‘Dissimania’ -initially started out in the Mediterranean basin and spreads via England to Canada and the US. Dissidenten make it to the top of independent charts worldwide. Concert for German TV-WDR at the famous Rock Palast is televised live all over Europe.



1986/88: Concerts worldwide. Dissidenten move to Spain. The album LIFE AT THE PYRAMIDS is recorded in Madrid, Tunis and Tangier and includes Dissidenten’s hit song and video clip TELEPHONE ARAB. With a cover version of Telephone Arab, Egyptian superstar Mohammed Mounir makes it number one all over the Arab world. Dissidenten tour major places in Europe and North America as well as North Africa and Asia. One of these legendary concerts at New York’s packed Palladium is recorded for the album DISSIDENTEN LIVE IN NEW YORK. The song Fata Morgana from the 1984 album Sahara Elektrik becomes a major hit in Brazil and South America. 10 years later it will have sold more than 1.5 million copies in Brazil alone. Dissidenten play the title song for the famous tele novela Sassa Ricando. Today Dissidenten still enjoys a strong following in Brazil.

1989/91: Morocco: Recordings with the Royal Orchestra of Rabat for the album OUT OF THIS WORLD, featuring singer Mahmoud Saadi of Morocco’s legendary Nas el Ghiwane and the incredible talents of Cherif Lamrani on mandolin cello. 1989 OUT OF THIS WORLD is released worldwide. The video for the album’s title song was filmed and produced by Dissidenten in East Berlin – just before and during the time the Berlin Wall came down. Concerts in North America follow and Dissidenten start recording for the yet unpublished album REAL AMERICAN MUSIC in the Five Nations Indian Reserve near Toronto. The album includes Native American Indian musicians with whom the band became friends and worked with while touring Canada.


1992/95: Concerts worldwide. Recordings in Mumbay Bangalore for the album THE JUNGLE BOOK – an artistic reunion with many musicians and friends from the group’s past years working and touring all over India. Most of them have become internationally acclaimed by now. Ramesh Shotham, R.A. Ramamani, Karnataka College of Percussion, Louis Banks and Trilok Gurtu to name a few. European radio DJs vote Dissidenten second place amongst 800 albums in their annual European World Music Charts. DJ Sven Väth remixes the single-release JUNGLE BOOK PART II from the THE JUNGLE BOOK and thus introduces the “Love- and Trance-Generation” to Dissidenten.


1996/99: INSTINCTIVE TRAVELER recorded in Hawaii, India, Canada, Morocco, Spain and Germany featuring the charismatic voice of Bajka and Germany’s Manfred Schoof on trumpet. This highly esteemed album incorprates Dissidenten’s decades of experiences in almost every corner of the sounding globe. Instinctive Traveler is a time-travel between the various planets of Dissidenten’s unique musical universe. Hawaiian singers meet Basque accordionists, Native American vocals, Arabic court musicians and Celtic drone as well as South Indian chanting and European Zeitgeist. Dissidenten live – featuring Izaline Calister, Noujoum Ouazza, Manickam Yogeswaran, Charlie Mariano and Manu Gallo of Zap Mama- play Europe’s biggest festivals including two times at Glastonbury, Montreux Jazz Festival and Denmark’s Roskylde. Highlights from each of these shows are released on the album LIVE IN EUROPE.


2000: Dissidenten are exploring yet another musical world. Teaming up with composer, Gordon Sherwood, and video artist, Stefanie Seidl, they create the “Documentary Opera” THE MEMORY OF THE WATERS, first performed at “Internationales Donau Festival Ulm” for German National Radio SWR by the Bratislava Sinfonic Orchestra & Choir: Director, Peter Feranec, and featuring Charlie Mariano, Noujoum Ouazza, Manickam Yogeswaran, Barbara Buchholz and Tomás San Miguel – more than 100 musicians on stage. Between 2000 and 2005 THE MEMORY OF THE WATERS is performed by various orchestras all over Europe. LA MEMORIA DE LAS AGUAS, the Spanish version, is performed with conductor Tomás Garrido and the Orchestra & Choir Pamplona for the Festivales de Navarra – broadcast by Spanish National Radio live nationwide. World Exhibition Expo 2000 Hannover: In collaboration with German sculptor Albert Hien, Dissidenten compose and perform a piece for 96 Bavarian brass bands and a sound installation incorporating the sound of bells from 96 different Bavarian cathedrals and churches.



2001/05: 20 years around the world: Dissidenten once again call upon friends and collaborators to celebrate the anniversary. The album 2001: A WORLD BEAT ODYSSEY, gathers some of Europe’s most famed DJs: Badmarsh, Tricatel, Ravi Bal, Shantel, Deep-Dive-Corp, Lelonek, Kulisch & Vana and Slop Shop to remix nine tracks from almost all musical phases of Dissidenten. In 2003 the remix collection is completed with the album DISSIDENTEN REMIX.ED 2.O: A NEW WORLD ODYSSEY. At Womex 2001 in Rotterdam Dissidenten present their project IN 80 NIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD – including various DJs, VJ Annahd and Andreas Leifeld, which later is performed live all over Europe.


2006/07: Dissidenten are touring North Africa with Moroccan heroes Jil Jilala. Between concerts they work together in Tangier and Casablanca to complete the new DISSIDENTEN//JIL JILALA album »TANGER SESSIONS«. 2007: The band composes and arranges the musical program at the final party of Germany’s spectacular CREOLE-Award for World Music. French/German TV ARTE and German TV WDR broadcast a lengthy feature about Dissidenten’s Moroccan experiences


2008: The album »TANGER SESSIONS« is released. Concerts in Europe and North Africa from April onward. The debut concert in Germany is broadcast live and online by German National Radio SWR in April 2008

2009: Dissidenten tour Europe from Finland to Spain with »TANGER SESSIONS«. The line up includes guitar heroes Roman Bunka of Embryo / Mohamed Mounir and Henning Rümenap from the Guano Apes.

2010: Sees Dissidenten performing at the two biggest African festivals L’BOULEVARD in Casablanca (featuring CREATEUROPE fashion design award winner Amine Bendriouich, and Morocco’s DJ MOOD plus MCs Flip & Flo) and the MAWAZINE FESTIVAL in Rabat, (feat. JIL JILALA). Later in the year, concerts in Russia, North America and Europe are scheduled.

2011: The band is on the road in Europe and Morocco. In Casablanca, Fes and Rabat they reunite with Morocco’s cult band Lem Chaheb, with whom in the 80s they shared the worldwide success of the ground breaking album SAHARA ELEKTRIK. In July Dissidenten are headlining Portugal’s prestigious Sines Festival, in August they play in England at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Womad Festival. The concert is broadcast live by BBC. In fall the band returns to Morocco for more concerts.



2012: Dissidenten receive Germany’s prestigious ‘International Praetorius Music Peace Award’. They were asked to put together a live acoustic set for the occasion, taking a retrospective look back over the band’s unique history. This gave them the idea of doing a tour featuring unplugged versions of their greatest hits. One concert was recorded and broadcast by the German National Radio. The rest of the year they appeared at various Festivals in Europe.


2013: On the final date of the tour which mainly included Portugal, Morocco, Austria, and Germany, the trio record a spontaneous concert for friends on the banks of Berlin’s River Spree, along with musical guests who have been part of the long Dissidenten story. This led to the production of the album HOW LONG IS NOW? – Dissidenten Unplugged Live in Berlin, which presents another unexplored perspective of the group. Since they have been a Berlin band from the beginning, this album is also an homage to their home town.



2014: Except for occasional festival appearances (i.e. Bundeskunsthalle Bonn Festival) Dissidenten spends the year mainly working on the album THE MEMORY OF THE WATERS – Dissidenten by Gordon Sherwood recorded live at the Bruckner Festival Linz/Austria. Back in summer 1997 Dissidenten met the American composer and world traveller Gordon Sherwood in Tanger/Morocco brought together via their mutual friend writer/composer Paul Bowles. A new and inspired friendship began. The Memory Of The Waters bears witness to the years Dissidenten and Sherwood spent travelling and working together.


2015: Sees Dissidenten on tour – together with their long time friend Mohamed Mounir- at various Festivals in Europe (Afrika Festival Würzburg, Vienna and Munich as well as the Nuremberg Bardentreffen with more than 240,000 spectators). For many years Dissidenten and Mounir have been close friends. He has played and recorded a variety of their songs and Dissidenten’s guitarist Roman Bunka has been a member of Mounir’s band since the 80s. In 2015 they are joining together live on stage. Mounir is an iconic Egyptian singer and film star. From Alexandria to Aswan, the voice of Mohamed Mounir is as familiar to Egyptians as that of a brother or father or closest of friends. His warm, sweet contralto is an integral part of Egypt’s soundscape, blasting day and night from countless CD-selling kiosks, sidewalk cafés and automobiles

In November 2015 Dissidenten headline at the German “CREOLE“ meeting in Karlsruhe, shortly after they performed a sold out concert in their old adopted hometown Tangier and at “Visa For Music“ in Rabat, Morocco where they were granted the “VISA FOR MUSIC-AWARD“ as an hommage to their inspired collaborations with Moroccan musicians. As the Jury states: “Modern Music in Morocco began over thirty years ago with Dissidenten“.



N.B.

The realization of this post has been possible thanks to the great job of Reda Boudemala which has recovered all the 
albums of the group .









 

 


I Dissidenten sono una rock band tedesca molto nota in virtù di un esperienza pluridecennale di collaborazioni avute con musicisti medio orientali, africani e indiani. In un articolo apparso nel 1998  sul  New York Times, il critico musicale Stephen Holden riconosce alla band il titolo di leader di quello che ha definito "world beat movement ", genere musicale nel quali vari stili etnici vengono inglobati a ritmi dance ed elettronici.

Il gruppo nasce nel 1981 in India e vanta tra i suoi componenti membri dissidenti, da qui il nome, del gruppo tedesco Embryo. Tra i partecipanti al primo nucleo del progetto vi sono : Friedemann "Friedo" Josch (strumenti a fiato, tastiere) , Uwe "Uve" Müllrich ( contrabbasso, oud, chitarra, voce) e Michael Wehmeyer (tastiere, pianoforte) , sostituito quasi subito da Marlon Klein ( tamburi, perc, tastiere, voce). Con questa formazione il gruppo da vita a Berlino la propria casa discografica chiamata Exil .

Dopo un tour in Asia durato un anno, il gruppo decide di rimanere in India per produrre il primo album che sarà intitolato “ Germanistan”. A questo primo lavoro collaborano il Karnataka College of Percussion,la cantante R.A. Ramamani e il percussionista Ramesh Shotham. Durante le esecuzioni dal vivo alla line up si aggiungeranno il pianista Louis Banks e il sassofonista Charlie Mariano. I Concerti a Calcutta, Madrid, Casablanca e Stoccolma saranno  documentati dal  disco dal vivo “Germanistan Tour 83”.

Nel corso di un tour in Nord Africa, grazie al contributo dello scrittore Paul Bowles, il gruppo entra in contatto con i gruppi marocchini Jil Jilala, Nass El Ghiwane  e Lemchaheb. Proprio con questi ultimi viene registarto a Tangeri il secondo lavoro della band intitolato “Sahara Elektrik” contenente il brano Fata Morgana che diventerà un successo in tutta l’area del Maghreb, in Europa e Sud America. La fama del gruppo inizia a diffondersi e 250.000 persone ascolteranno la musica della band  tedesca nel corso di un tour di tre settimane in Spagna. 

L’ambientazione nord africana fornirà l’ispirazione anche per i tre album successivi . “Life at the Pyramids”,uscito nel 1985, verrà  registrato tra Madrid, Tunisi e Tangeri e conterrà il brano “Telephone Arab” , cover della canzone del famoso cantante egiziano Mohammed Mounir . A questo seguiranno gli album “ Arab Shadows” , pubblicato nel 1986 , e “Out of this world” , pubblicato nel 1989, per il quale la band si avvarrà del sostegno della Royal Orchestra di Rabat, del cantante Mahmoud Saadi appartenente alla leggendaria band marocchina Nas el Ghiwane e delle incredibili doti di Cherif Lamrani membro del gruppo Lemchaheb.

Life at the Pyramids line up

Nel corso del tour Nord americano si stabiliranno accordi per la realizzazione di un album contenente musica registrata nella riserva indiana delle cinque nazioni situata nei pressi di Toronto, in Canada. Il lavoro, registrato con il contributo di musicisti nativi americani , purtroppo non vedrà la luce ( almeno sino ad ora).



Sarà invece dato alle stampe nel 1991 l’album intitolato “ Live in New York” che documenta una parte del lungo tour americano .

Gli anni ‘90 rappresentano per la band tedesca un ritorno al passato che porterà alla riunione con amici lontani. Registrato a Mumbai,  l’album “ The jungle Book”, uscito nel 1993, segna il ritorno alle sonorità indiane . Per la realizzazione di questo lavoro il gruppo si avvarrà nuovamente della collaborazione del Karnataka College of Percussion, di R.A. Ramamani oltre che di Ramesh Shotham, Louis Banks e Trilok Gurtu .


R.A. Ramamani
 Decenni di esperienza saranno messi a frutto con il lavoro rilasciato nel 1997 intitolato “Istinctive traveler”. Registrato tra Hawaii, India, Canada, Marocco, Spagna e Germania con il contributo vocale della cantante indiana Bajka e dell’arte del trombettista tedesco Manfred Schoof ,“Istinctive Traveler” rappresenta la summa di tutto il lavoro realizzato nel corso degli anni da questo strano combo. Un viaggio nello spazio e nel tempo nel quale convivono cantanti hawaiane, fisarmonicisti baschi, voci dei nativi americani, musicisti di corte arabi, armonie celtiche e suoni dell’India sud.

Agli inizi del 2000  la band si dedicherà alla realizzazione della musica per un opera documentario intitolata “ The memory of the waters” in collaborazione con il compositore Gordon Sherwood e la video artista Stefanie Seidl. L’opera sara presentata in occasione dell '“Internationales Donau Festival Ulm” eseguita dall’ Orchestra Sinfonica di Bratislava e verrà eseguita ,tra il 2000 ed il 2005, da varie orchestre in tutta Europa.

Per  commemorare un ventennio di carriera  il gruppo inviterà nel 2001 amici e collaboratori a celebrare l’evento con l’album “A world beat odissey” contenente remix di vecchi brani trattati da alcuni dei DJ più conosciuti del mondo. L’esperienza sarà ripresa nel 2003 con l’album “ A new world odissey”.

Nel 2006 il gruppo torna a collaborare stabilmente con  gli artisti marocchini. Questa volta il sodalizio viene stretto con il gruppo Jill Jilala. Con loro la band intraprende un tour in Nord Africa e registra , tra tangeri e Casablanca “ le musiche che andranno a formare l’album uscito nel 2008 con il titolo “Tanger Session” accreditato ad entrambi i gruppi.
Il disco sarà portato in tour in tutto il mondo ed otterrà vari riconiscimenti contribuendo alla riscoperta della bellissima musica della band marocchina. 


I Dissidenten proseguiranno la loro opera con concerti ai quattro angoli del globo partecipando a vari festival dell’area del Maghreb. Nel 2013 realizzeranno un album intitolato “How Long Is Now?” registrato unplugged a Berlino che li vede alle prese con il loro patrimonio musicale proposto in chiave acustica.


N.B

La realizzazione di questo post è stata possibile grazie al grande lavoro di Reda Boudemala che si è fatto carico del lavoro di recupero degli album del gruppo.









Dissidenten  & Karnataka College Of Percussion ‎– Germanistan – I Wish I Could Stay Far Away





01 Normade Har 
02 Memories Of Chilli 
03 Germanistan  
04 Konnakhol  
05 Veena Vadini 
06 Turn On The Light  
07 Tala Tarangini  
08 Mani 
09 India Morsing 
10 Nalina Kanti 
11 Morning Dance


 HERE


Dissidenten & Lemchaheb ‎– Sahara Electric





01 Inshalla 
02 Fata Morgana  
03 El Mounadi (The Desert Life)  
04 Sahara Electric 
05 Casablanca (Wacha Wacha)

HERE

or
HERE



Dissidenten ‎– Casablanca



01 Casablanca
02 Allal
03 Trust Allah - but watch your camel

 HERE




Dissidenten ‎– Life At The Pyramids



 01 Sultan Swing
 02 Mata Hari
 03 Telephone Arab
 04 Blue Nile
 05 At the Pyramids
 07 Roots of Tanger
 08 Do the Pharaoo
 09 Song for Winnie Mandela

 HERE


Dissidenten ‎– Arab Shadows



 
01 Bajka's gnaoui

02 The good old days of tomorrow are now
03 Inshallah
04 Allal
05 Zain
06 Sahara elektrik
07 Shadows go arab
08 Cherif

 HERE




Dissidenten ‎– Out Of This World




01 Three Fish In the Desert

02 Cairo By Night
03 Walking The Camel
04 Shake the Sheikh
05 The Dreams And The Loaf Of Bread
06 Grand Babylon Hotel
07 Out Of This World
08 Radio Arabia
09 Urban Dervish (Featuring – Paul Bowles)
10 This Is Not America

 HERE




Dissidenten ‎– The Jungle Book




01 Bombay Street-Sound

02  Love Supreme
03 Maharajas' Ox-Cart
04  Lost Hindu-Tapes
05  Jungle-Book Part I
06  Jungle-Book Part II (Trance Version)
07  Sound Of Wate
08  Monsoon
09 All India Radio10 - Gondagaon
11  Path Of Rhythm
12  Puja-Celebration
13  Light Of Love


 HERE




Dissidenten Feat. Bajka ‎– Instinctive Traveler




 01 Taste Of Melon
 02 Instinctive Traveler 
 03 Broken Moon
 04 Dreamcatcher
 05 Blue World
 06 Seek To Sigh
 07 Lobster Song
 08 Shine On Me
 09 Live And Experience
 10 Never Say No
 11 The World Is Like A Mirror

 HERE




 DISSIDENTEN & Jil Jilala جيل جلالة - Tanger Sessions 




01 Akaaboune's homage
02 Morock'n roll
03 Gun factory
04 Fata Morgana (Tangier Version)
05 Song 4 a rainbow
06 Truth is the only religion
07 The world is a mirror
08 Morock'n Roll II  (Kasbah Version)


HERE

HERE Tangeri Session Remixed 





Dissidenten ‎– How Long Is Now? - Unplugged Live In Berlin




 01 At The Pyramids
 02 Song 4 A Rainbow
 03  Morock'n Roll
 04 Sultan Swing
 05 Telephone Arab
 06 All India Radio
 07 Akaaboune's Homage
 08 Fata Morgana
 09 Mani
 10 Lost Hindu Tapes
 11 Jungle Book
 12 Gun Factory
 13 Light Of Love


 HERE





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