Sunday 23 January 2011

Arabic Tango

There is a whole wide world of sounds beyond the West and thank God, thank Allah for that.

Most non Westerners have no problem listening to Western rhythms, but the opposite is not true. Th Western culturally conditioned ear can only listen to its own echoes - most of the time some cheap crass that goes under the name of a musical hit.

I wish to ram the difference in, very much and gladly so.

Hence this beautiful rendition by Sumaya Baalbaki of an old Arabic song. Not too sure if the original is Asmahan, AbdelWahab or Farid Atrach. Does not matter, what matters is Vive la Difference.