Ihsan Al-Munzer

Belly Dance Disco (Limited Gatefold) (194491268190)

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Belly Dance Disco (Limited Gatefold)

Ihsan Al-Munzer

BBE

194491268190

LPS 168144

194491268190

JAZZ

2

LP 33,04 €

2X CUT AT 45rpm

GATEFOLD EDITION

In late 70s and early 80s Beirut, Lebanese organist, composer and arranger Ihsan Al-Munzer made a series of pioneering synth-driven fusion albums that reimagined Middle Eastern music. The records came at a pivotal time in Lebanon’s musical history of avant garde experimentation that was blossoming, just as the country’s 15-year civil war took hold.

Ihsan Al-Munzer’s first release as a solo artist, ‘Belly Dance Disco’ aimed to fuse ‘Western’ modern music and bellydance to make it more accessible to the local audience in the late 1970s. “I wanted to put a mixture of European beat with Arabic percussion, but I made the European rhythm and harmony very easy to listen to for the Arabic ear – soft and understandable” says Al- Munzer.

PERSONNEL:

  • Ihsan Al Munzer - (bass, piano, organ, synthesizer)
  • Gyno NASR - (drums)
  • Nabil Ghazzawi - (guitar)
  • Setrak - (tabla)
  • Michael Baklook - (tamborine)
  • Moh. Labban - (violin)

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Girls Of Iskandariah
  • A2. Night Entertainer
  • A3. The Joy Of Lina
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Dance Of Tenderness
  • B2. Jamileh
  • SIDE C
  • C1. A New Candle
  • C2. Once A Year
  • SIDE D
  • D1. A Flower Of My Imagination
  • D2. A Night At The Station
  • D3. Love Of Laura