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Rhythms of the Nile
Hossam Ramzy
Rhythms of the Nile
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Hossam Ramzy
Title: Rhythms of the Nile
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arc Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 1/27/1998
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Africa, Middle East
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 743037142724

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Instructional and great at it!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This 2 cd set is an introduction to Egyptian dance rhythms (and sounds to an extent). All of the rhythms are in the track listings - so you should check it out. It includes a samaai which is a beautiful and less popular rhythm as well as all of the Egyptian classics. It does not include classic Turkish rhythms like karsilima or chiftitelli. Each track starts with Ramzy's voice explaining the rhythm and the liner notes include a very helpful musical notation version of most of the rhythms.This is definitely not a cd that you would want to perform to or probably even dance around your house to. The tracks are very repetitive, but that's the point! Ramzy is trying to drum into your head (pun intended) what the rhythms are, and it is sooo important for a dancer to understand them.I listened to this cd about a million times in preparation for a drum solo performance (of one of his Sabla Tolo songs - another great cd, by the way). The cd is not comprehensive; there are rhythms out there that he does not include - baladi would have been nice. But it is wonderful and useful for dancers and musicians. Don't buy it if you're looking for a fun intro into Middle Eastern music."
Name it right !!
SERENE | Singapore | 08/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is essentially an educational CD that introduces the various Middle Eastern percussion instruments and their rhythms to the absolute novice. Even if you are tone deaf, you should at least be able to hear the differences between the Masmoudi and the Malfuf and the Zaar .... and the repetitive nature of the CD merely serves to reinforce the lesson. But even if you don't get it at 1st go, try try again... the penny will drop one fine day!For those looking for nice "Oriental background music" this is not for you.For dancers....this is not really suitable for a choreographed show/ piece but it's still good for a workout ...those hip drops, that 3 step malfuf, the zaar moves...plenty to work on there. You could also work on your zill skills here by playing along."
I know my rhythms now!
Heather | Canada | 12/31/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was very pleased with this 2 CD set. The first one seemed to be intended for dancers and the second for musicians, but this dancer got FAR more benefit out of the second CD. The first one's rhythms sounded exactly like they would in a dance piece - which was bad news for me, because I couldn't pick out the details of each rhythm! The drummers' CD was far clearer and easier to understand.However, once I had the basics down from the drummers' CD, I was able to go back and easily recognize the various rhythms on the dancers' CD. I am also doing really well at recognizing rhythms in other pieces of dance music. I've wanted to learn this for a long time, and Hossam made it easy!"