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    El Khat's 'Saadia Jefferson' deconstructs Yemeni traditions; dismantling lyrics, melodies and compositions from Yemeni folk songs. From this, the band is able to delve into uncharted musical territory, updating Yemen’s ancient culture. Using an orchestra of instruments old and new, many repurposed from junk objects and turned into instruments that...
    In the summer of 1986, inspired by gypsies from Turkey and the Balkan region, a Kurdish immigrant and six Austrians locked themselves in a small rehearsal room in Vienna's 5th district. What came out of these sessions sounded rather unusual for the local music scene. Using songs from the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East as a vehicle for improvisations...
    Habibi Funk reissue the debut solo LP from Lebanese composer and musician Issam Hajali. Hajali might be most known for being the singer and main composer of the Lebanese band Ferkat Al Ard, who are behind some of the most sought after Lebanese records of all time. "Mouasalat Ila Jacad El Ard" was a cassette only release, so this is it's first time on...
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    A dizzying spin on disco pop, recorded in Iran during last moments before the 1979 revolution. Hamlet Minassian’s solo masterpiece is a testament to the Middle East’s forgotten dance music culture. This six-song, 44-minute LP hybridises a 'Euro' attitude with traditional Armenian songwriting creating hypnotic disco/proto-house music, seemingly beamed...
    **Features the cult, Lebanese disco classic, 'Al Bosta'. Composed and arranged by the great, Ziad Rahbani!** Essential reissue reissue of 1978's 'Wahdon' by famous Middle Eastern diva, Fairuz. Composed and arranged by Ziad Rahbani and recorded during the legendary, 'Abu Ali' sessions.
    Debora Ipekel's and Ece Duzgit's Zel Zele imprint follows up on their reissue of the incredible 'Bermuda Seytan Ucgeni' by Umit Aksu Orkestrası. For the label's second release, Zel Zele focus on the contemporary Turkish music of Mavi Gunes 69, who are Osman Murat Ertel, frontman and co-founder of Istanbul’s cult psychedelic folk band BaBa ZuLa and...
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    Finders Keepers proudly present these previously unheard demo recordings, recorded following the demise of Turkish percussionist Durul Gence’s ill-fated Asia Minor Mission (AMM) group.Sourced from the original tapes taken from Durul Gence’s personal archive. Recommended
    Killer Turkish pysch-funk/rock via Glitterbeat! The band's second album 'Gece' establishes the band in the Anatolian rock and folk tradition and key to the emergent global psych-rock scene!
    The visionary Turkish percussionist and the great South African bassist were introduced by Don Cherry in 1969, when Dyani moved to Sweden after the break-up of The Blue Notes. They worked together regularly over the next decade, starting out with Cherry in the Eternal Ethnic Music trio. Recorded in Istanbul in 1976; originally released in an edition...
    Iranian rock guitarist and singer Kourosh Yaghmaei latest album, banned in his country, released to the world at last. It has been 13 years in the making due to being banned from releasing music in his own country and a lack of producers. International attention was brought to him with the 2011 release of his album Back to the Brink, a compilation...
    The second album from Karaca, released in 1974. Fusing Turkish folk with big ol' bass lines and fuzzy Turkish rock. Karaca once led Istanbul's music fans through a period of violent political turmoil. Karaca reworked traditional folk lyrics with molten electric bass lines that played up both a poet's broiling righteousness and also his listeners'...