Cairo to Casablanca CD

Arabic Audio CDs


SKU: B000009Q7D Putumayo

Cairo to Casablanca CD - The music of North Africa is exhilarating. This Putumayo CD will transport you to a romantic world filled with uplifting songs and exotic melodies. North Africa has always been a source of fascination to people from other parts of the world, yet it remains one of the most misunderstood regions. Everyone from Emperors (Napoleon) to rock stars (The Rolling Stones & Led Zeppelin) have traveled to North Africa to explore and, in many cases, exploit the cultural and physical riches of this diverse and prolific region. While the terrain from Egypt to Morocco is arid and often barren, it supports one of the most musically fertile regions of the world. A rich classical tradition is joined by unique and surprisingly vibrant modern music evolving from traditional and folk expressions. From the bubbling funk of Algerian rai to the entrancing polyrhythms of the Moroccan Gnawa, sophisticated Egyptian pop to rootsy Nubian soul, the music of North Africa has much to offer.

The artists and songs are:
1. Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah
2. Ali Hassan Kuban - Mabrouk Wo Arisna
3. Khaled - Ki Kounti
4. Raina Rai - Dikra
5. Sharkiat - Nahawand
6. Idir - Zwit Rwit
7. Maurice El Médiouni - Ya Maalem
8. Rasha - Leali
9. Jamshied Sharifi & Hassan Hakmoun - Through The Veil
10. Kadda Cherif Hadria - Madanitche