Album Remarks & Appraisals:
An album of soulful compositions with heartfelt melodies, each piece highlighting a particular Egyptian instrument. Following Hossam Ramzy's high standard in dance pieces it washes onto the shores of world music with a hypnotic and exotic flavor. Includes four bonus practice tracks for dancers, and explanations to each of the songs.
Personnel includes: Hossam Ramzy (percussion).
Personnel: Hossam Ramzy (percussion); Maged Sorour (dulcimer); Dr. Saad Mohammed Hassan (violin); Ibrahim (El Kawala) Fathy (bamboo flute); Samy El Bably (trumpet); Walid Fayed Mohammed Fayed (keyboards); Mohammed Ayyad (synthesizer).
Audio Mixer: Cameron McBride.
Liner Note Authors: Diz Heller; Hossam Ramzy.
Recording information: M. Sound Studios, Cairo; Mirage Studios, Cairo; Red Fort Studios, Southall, Middx, Uk.
Arranger: Hossam Ramzy.
An album of deliberately contrasting tones, where belladi rhythms intersect with jazz-influenced horns and Saudi musical structures. The percussion arrangements are a joy, while the lengthy tracks sway along with a sinuous, hypnotic grace. One of Ramzy's best releases. ~ Steven McDonald