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Ancient Egypt
Ali Jihad Racy
Ancient Egypt
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
 
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Composed and performed on traditional Near Eastern instruments by accomplished Arab artist Ali Jihad Racy, this CD is a musical tribute to the ancient treasures and religious symbolism of the Egyptian Book of The Dead.

      
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All Artists: Ali Jihad Racy
Title: Ancient Egypt
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Lyrichord Discs Inc.
Original Release Date: 1/1/1992
Re-Release Date: 1/18/1993
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
Styles: Bluegrass, Traditional Folk, Africa, Middle East, Lebanon, Arabic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 744457734728, 744457734742

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Composed and performed on traditional Near Eastern instruments by accomplished Arab artist Ali Jihad Racy, this CD is a musical tribute to the ancient treasures and religious symbolism of the Egyptian Book of The Dead.

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CD Reviews

Mesmerizing and authentic
PamR | Oak Park, IL USA | 12/01/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was fortunate to hear this music while I was in Egypt on a cruise of the Nile. I disagree with those who feel it isn't authentic and doesn't use accurate instruments. Racy uses many ancient Egyptian instruments, even the sistrum, a kind of Egyptian tambourine you see depicted in the reliefs in the tombs. And to my ear, the haunting music calls up images of ancient processions and celebrations. I believe he's captured the essence of ancient Egypt and would recommend it highly. It's also good meditation music."
What Ancient Egypt's Music Truly Is
Christina Paul | Anamosa, IA USA | 06/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have many "Ancient Egyptian" themed CD's in my collection, but of all of them I enjoy this one the most because Ali Jihad Racy has endeavored to keep the music as close to what the ancients themselves would probably have done. Just to emphasize how good I feel this album is, I have an alarm clock that has a CD player - it is the one I put on nearly every night to relax, meditate or even fall asleep to. Racy has impeccibly researched the music and the effect is nothing less than phenomenal."
Ancient Egypt
Pamela S. Smith | United States | 01/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is the epitome of Ancient Egyptian Music. I have not purchased a finer CD than this! The use of traditional Middle Eastern instruments is what makes it so special, and it literally transports you back 3000 years to the Nile Valley. It says on the package that this music was played during the exhibit of King Tutankhamun so it is therefore very representational of music during the time of the ancient Egyptians. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who appreciates beautiful, mystical music."