Wadi Hafla

Abdel Hazim

Wadi Hafla
Performed By Abdel Hazim
Album UPC 884502350937
CD Baby Track ID 6839673
Label Sahara productions
Released 2009-12-20
BPM 87
Rated 0
ISRC usx9p0945084
Year 2009
Spotify Plays 403
Writer Abdel Hazim
Pub Co Abdel Hazim
Composer Abdel Hazim
Clearance Sync & All Media Uses
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country Sudan


Abdel Hazim came across Sudanese music during his travels through Sudan and Egypt. Oudplayer Sadig Shiakh Eldin Gibril from Omdurman (Khartum) plays ud on 6 of the 7 tracks. His distinct style and sound made "Wadi hafla" an exceptional album.


With Ananta on trumpet (Gotan project, La Sieste du Dromadaire, The Scene, Ibrahim Ferrer), Iris Thissen on cello (Aranis, Scarabee, Issa Sow, Sweet coffee, Blunt) and Sadig Shiakh El-Din Gibril on oud, Abdel Hazim composed with "Wadi hafla" his most 'classic oriental' album up to now. Recorded and mastered in one of the most famous recording studios in Belgium, the ACE Studio the music is less fusion and tribal but nevertheless still has the magical Abdel Hazim touch. Perhaps the most fusion track is "Tahia Carioca in blue", bossa-nova jazz on a Chaleezji beat. Il faut le faire... Tadaru starts with a slow rembetica 9/8 beat but transforms into a beledi rhythm. Last track of the album - Raks Maxum - suits as a drumsolo for advanced dancers. Although Abdel Hazim's less experimental album, the music is still full of hidden surprises. Enjoy!

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