• CD Title: Flamenco Arabe 2
• Artist(s): Hossam Ramzy & Jose Luis Monton
• CD Code: EUCD2000
• Tracks: 14
• Playing Time: 56:30 min
• Booklet Pages: 32
• Booklet Description: Full colour booklet, 12
photos, detailed artists bio, explanations of
each track. CD comes with special
• Booklet Info in: English, German, French, Spanish
FLAMENCO ARABE 2 - A Captivating Crossover of Middle Eastern Sounds and Passionate Flamenco.
The long awaited follow up to our international best seller Flamenco Arabe released back in January 2003.
Flamenco Arabe 2 is a unique recording by master Egyptian percussionist, composer and arranger Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Ricky Martin, Chick Corea, Loreens McKennit, Rober Plant/Jimmy Page) - “Sultan of Swing” Rhythm (UK), and celebrated Spanish flamenco guitarist José Luis Montón -
“…a stunningly intuitive musician…” ABC (Spain)
This exhilarating CD fuses pulsating Arab rhythms and percussion with fiery Andalusian flamenco. The result is a captivating and romantic Spanish/Arabian sound.
Recorded in Egypt, Spain and UK, this album crosses all the barriers between the Middle Eastern sounds and the world of Flamenco music, song and dance. It attempts to bring history into the present. Moorish migrations, North African flavours, passionate flamenco with Egyptian tabla, palmas (clapping), oud, nay, guitar, qanun and violin solos that melt the heart.
The album features top-class musicians; María Toledo - vocals, Aziz Jorge - violin, Mohammed Fouda – nay, Mohammed Naiem and, Saber Abdel Sattar - qanun, Hazem Shaheen - oud, Miguel Rodrigañez - double bass, and Atef Sobhy - bass and programming,
Ossama Al Hendy - keyboards & bass and Wael Naggar – accordion.
“Composing, arranging and recording this album with Jose Luis was like being in “Groove Heaven”. I felt like I was having a celebration with angels, dancing to music and beats created from sounds collected from all corners of Earth and neighbouring planets.” – Hossam Ramzy.
1. A Caballo: Intro (José Luis Montón) - 1:09
2. A Caballo (On Horseback) (José Luis Montón) - 5:18
3. Awtar W' Haneen (Strings and Longing) (Hossam Ramzy) - 4:00
4. Nilo (Nile) (José Luis Montón) - 4:32
5. Men Teeba L' El Andalus (From Thebes to Andalusia) (Hossam Ramzy) - 6:00
6. La Casa de Barry: Intro (José Luis Montón) - 0:45
7. La Casa de Barry (Barry's House) (José Luis Montón) - 3:59
8. Sahret Ghawazy (Gypsy Night of Celebration) (Hossam Ramzy) - 4:57
9. Arena (Sand) (José Luis Montón) - 4:00
10. El Hombre y el Saidi: Intro (Hossam Ramzy) - 1:40
11. El Hombre y el Saidi (The Macho Man and the Saidi) (Hossam Ramzy) - 5:22
12. Pensando en ti (Thinking of You) (José Luis Montón) - 4:14
13. Amil (José Luis Montón) - 3:44
14. Trompetta (Baby Trumpet) (Hossam Ramzy) - 6:13