Omar El Shariyi

Oriental Music

£23.99
  • Omar El Shariyi - Oriental Music
30th October 2020 / LP / Wewantsounds

Omar El Shariyi

Oriental Music

£23.99

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

This release is listed for pre order, with a scheduled release date of 30th October 2020. It is also listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during week of release. Please note, if you purchase any item that is a pre order, your order will ship once all of the items in that order are in stock. You can read more about our shipping policies here.
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
Format /LP
Released /30th October 2020
Catalogue / WWSLP46
Barcode / 3700604729846
Artist / Omar El Shariyi
Label /Wewantsounds
Genre / World Music
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