Hossam Ramzy Classical Egyptian Dance

Arc Music has maintained a roots/traditional approach to the world’s musical heritage. Percussionist/producer Hossam Ramzy (Peter Gabriel, Page & Plant, the Gypsy Kings) has produced a music series displaying authentic culture from various North African traditions. Classical Egyptian Dance, as the title suggests, is rhythm-heavy and easy to imagine choreographed for a dancer. The quartertone accordion and bamboo flutes add tight Middle Eastern harmonies overtop Ramsy's ever-present drums and the album's old world charm isn't compromised at all by the addition of modern instruments like keyboards and bass. Classical Egyptian Dance will be of interest to fans of world music that tire of wading through the myriad compilations of global club-ready dance mixes. (Arc)