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Old 07-21-2015, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yeah I went there... Hopefully in the correct forum

My favorite non-Brit pop falls into the Middle Eastern category (Greek bellydance music included). Seems to have a higher bioresonance than much of the American pop Ive heard.

Now USUALLY if I listen to Middle Eastern music, I forgo pop altogether and prefer a good darbuka solo (minus the vocals). But something about EL Leilah by Diaa is just so fun and multidimensional. I think it's Turkish but could be mistaken.

(And before anyone asks... No I don't remember the name of the dancer pictured, but know she's been active for at least ten years... This picture seems to get copy/pasted on all things "bellydance")


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Okay trying a different vid, same song:

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It seems to be in arabic, so it's not turkish.


I don't listen to much music that could be called pop.
Tlahoun Gessesse might be. Anyway, he's awesome.
I love his soulful singing.





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I only know this one song but I enjoy it quite a bit...

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It seems to be in arabic, so it's not turkish.


I don't listen to much music that could be called pop.
Tlahoun Gessesse might be. Anyway, he's awesome.
I love his soulful singing.






Love the vocals; however the background music seems to be a chaotic distraction from his amazing range at best, and at worst... reminescent of a restaurant serving day old Eboli virus.
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This has a really nice tempo, ethereal but steady... It's something i'd listen to while relaxing into a yoga pose or something... However, the lyrics do nothing for me, which is usually the case for me when it comes to international pop (excluding Britpop of course); maybe that's why I like Greek and middle eastern music so much, I have no clue what they're saying lol.
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I jut realized that I gave opposite reviews to both those posts
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Love the vocals; however the background music seems to be a chaotic distraction from his amazing range at best, and at worst... reminescent of a restaurant serving day old Eboli virus.
Woah, that's harsh.
I think it pretty cool and funky actually.
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I'm the complete opposite of ChelseaDagger. It's the background music that I really like in your clips, grindy. Their sound reminds me of that Dylan line, "Cracked bells and washed-out horns blow into my face with scorn." Tlahoun's voice I found a bit grating, I'm afraid. Do you think his backing band ever escaped him for a recording; I bet that would sound wonderful!

This is a song I like for very superficial reasons; the title, the video, and the sexy way she sings, "Ah-Ha". Well, that's the only bit I understand.



A couple of old international pop threads if anyone is interested:-

http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...nal-hi-fi.html

http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...-pop-week.html
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I'm the complete opposite of ChelseaDagger. It's the background music that I really like in your clips, grindy. Their sound reminds me of that Dylan line, "Cracked bells and washed-out horns blow into my face with scorn." Tlahoun's voice I found a bit grating, I'm afraid. Do you think his backing band ever escaped him for a recording; I bet that would sound wonderful!

This is a song I like for very superficial reasons; the title, the video, and the sexy way she sings, "Ah-Ha". Well, that's the only bit I understand.



A couple of old international pop threads if anyone is interested:-

http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...nal-hi-fi.html

http://www.musicbanter.com/country-f...-pop-week.html
I wondered the same thing at some point, not because I don't like the voice, but because I was looking to harvest some samples. No luck there.
But there is some great instrumental (or mostly instrumental) ethiopian music to be checked out.
Do you know Mulatu Astatke?

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