Monday, 28 February 2011

This Week's Picks (#33)

This week's picks were inspired by the recent revolution in Libya. Please enjoy this tribute to Libyan musicians!

"Hely Meli" - Hamid el Shaeri

Hamid el Shaeri is Libyan, though he now resides in Egypt. He is credited to be the founder of Egyptian jeel music. Jeel developed in the 1970s as an alternative to popular music at the time and has been called "new wave".

"Lesh Beta" - Mohammed Hassan

 While Mohammed Hassan is quoted to be one of Libya's most famous artists, it is impossible to find any information on him. So, I'm afraid you'll have to suffice just listening to the music. :)

"Soliel Soliel" - Ahmed Fakroun

I couldn't resist posting this track for the cheese-factor alone. Ahmed Fakroun is another of Libya's most famous musicians as he's quoted to be a pioneer of modern Arabic World Music. His influences include rai, Euro-pop and French art-rock.

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