26 May 2012, 16:13 by Erkan-Yilmaz
19 Mar 2009, 09:48 by websheldonHardly any of these have links that can be played on last.fm so sorry if anyone was wanting to listen!
1. Shigeru Umebayashi - Beauty Song (Jia Ren Qu)
Cue the mystical intro song.... ohooohoooohoooohoooohooohoooo *sandeep style bat*
2. Tinku - Takirikusunchis
Awww this song is so cute! It makes me want to be a traditional peruvian dancing and playing - love the energy in this song!
3. Bibi Ashupreet Kaur - Prabh Ji Toon Mero Sukhdaata
This is a religious sikh hymn - three tiny girls that tour around temples singing! It's about 9 minutes long... It was just got a movely relaxing feel to it...
4. The Idan Raichel Project - She'eriot Shel Ha'Chaim (Scraps of Life)
An Iranian guy with dreds! Gorgeous string part in this... hmmm i really wanted to say 'string riff' then but i'm sure that aint right!! ;-)
5. Shreya Goshai - Jadoo Hai Nasha Hai
There seem to be loads of versions of this song....and erm.... I'm not sure this is the best one....doh!
10 Mar 2007, 14:42 by chsfEgyptian "singer" Ruby (no, not the British alt.pop vixen) is no longer entitled to call herself that! Why? Because the Egyptian syndicate of musicians has cancelled her membership, which in turn means that she is not allowed to sing (in public) and get payed for it!
The syndicate has in the last few decades been - to put it mildly - hardly restrictive in accepting members, with basically every belly dancer and her grandmother being a member! But now they have started to purge their list of members, stating that they are trying to get rid off pesky cabaret performers whose only asset is their physical appearance. The likes of Maria (Maria Nalbandian), Dana (Dana Halabi), Haifa (Haifa Wehbe), Roula/Rola/Rolla/Roulla, Dominique (Dominique Hourani) and so on are mighty happy about not being Egyptian!
On an even worse turn of events, proper singer Sherien/Shereen is still being harassed by her former producer…