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Habibi Funk: An Eclectic Selection

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Habibi Funk is dedicated to re-releasing a style of music that historically never existed as a musical genre. They use the term to describe a certain sound that they like from the countries of the Arab world. The chosen songs were created in places quite far from another and under very different circumstances. Some were written and recorded during war times, others in exile. Despite the differences a musical connection exists between them. Essentially, the label are interested in the way in which artists from the Arab world mixed local and regional influences with musical interests that came from outside of the region. Often these influences might be come from Western popular music such as soul, pop and rock but it's not limited to that either. Some of the best tracks on the comp are best described as Arabic zouk (a genre originating from the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe) Algerian coladera (a popular musical style from the Cape Verdean islands) or Lebanese AOR, which means the process of musical influences displayed on this compilation is much more versatile than just taking Western music as a blueprint and translating it with a local accent.
The CD version comes with a 24 page booklet with liner notes, info about all artist and releases. The double vinyl will have a 12 page booklet in 12" size with the same content.


Bsslama Hbubti - Fadoul
Wang Dang - Bob Destiny
Unknown - Attarazat Addahabia
Mirza - Jalil Bennis Et Les Golden Hands
El Bomba - Sharhabeell Ahmed
Casablanca Shuffle - Belbao
Rouhi Ya Hafida - Mallek Mohamed
La Coladera - Freh Kodja
Al Asafir - Kamal Keila
Tape 19.11 - Ahmed Malik
Ayonha - Hamid El Shaeri
Bossa - Ahmed Malik
Games - Samir & Abboud
Sah - Al Massrieen
Lala Tibki - Gharbi Sadok & Georges Garzia
Soul Brother - Dalton

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