Omar El Shariyi - Oriental Music

Omar El Shariyi - Oriental Music

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A much sought-after reissue of the cult Egyptian instrumental classic. Such strong vibes.


Sought-after cult classic instrumental LP by legendary Egyptian musician Omar El Shariyi (aka Ammar El Sherei), first released on Soutelphan in 1976, is reissued by Wewantsounds on vinyl for the first time ever.

Here, the iconic Egyptian musician and composer masterfully interprets six classic compositions by another Egyptian legend, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, in his own hypnotic way. Including "Ana Wehabieby" (aka Ana Wa Habibi), "Ya Wabour Koly" and the "Ahwak" made famous by such talents as Abdel Halim Hafez or Fairuz. Using early electronic keyboards like the Steelphon S900 or the Farfisa as seen on the album cover, El Sherei creates beautifully hypnotic instrumentals that blend together traditional melodies with modern instrumentation, adding jazz and pop elements in the mix.

Achieving cult status over the years with Arabic music collectors and vinyl diggers, 'Oriental Music' is now a sought-after album which command high prices on the international scene.

This re-issue series of Arabic music is curated by Lebanese-born Arabic music expert Mario Choueiry (Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris). As always this has been newly remastered and comes in original artwork.

1. Ana We Habieby
2. Etmakhtary Yekhel
3. Ah ! Mennak
4. Gafnoho
5. Yawabor Kolly
6. Ahwak
Artist: Omar El Shariyi
Label: Wewantsounds
Catalogue: WWSLP46
Barcode: 3700604729846
Format: LP
Release Date: 30th October 2020

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