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Kathy Young says ...
I don't really have a favorite artist. I like them all. All artists are unique and I love the different takes that all artists have to offer. I was brought up in an Arabic family and my Dad and my Uncles always provided us with Arabic entertainent at all of our family get togethers. Oh, how I miss those days!!
08/19/2012 7:54:58 AM CDT
Shelby Smith says ...
To answer you question about "Do you enjoy the music of North Africa and the Middle East?" The answer is yes. There are ten musicians in particular; Amr Diab, Elissa, Tamer Hosni, Mohamed Hamaki, Sherien, Mohamed Moneer, Mohamed Fouad, Ramy Sabry, Amr Mostafa, and Hosam Habib. I have all of Putumayo’s CD's with the exception of these two; Arabic Groove and Arabic Beat. I have never won anything In the past. How exhilarating it would be to actually win something like this!
08/19/2012 3:47:36 PM CDT
Shelby Smith says ...
To answer your question about "Do you enjoy the music of North Africa and the Middle East?" The answer is yes. There are ten musicians in particular; Amr Diab, Elissa, Tamer Hosni, Mohamed Hamaki, Sherien, Mohamed Moneer, Mohamed Fouad, Ramy Sabry, Amr Mostafa, and Hosam Habib. I have all of Putumayo’s CD's with the exception of these two; Arabic Groove and Arabic Beat. I have never won anything In the past. How exhilarating it would be to actually win something like this!
08/19/2012 3:48:13 PM CDT
Beth Ceron says ...
I'm a big fan of Whole Foods and Putumayo! African and Arabic music is also among my favorite sounds to relax and move to! : ) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is my current favorite Arabic musician, and my favorite regional African music is music from Senegal, which is in the Northwest coast of Africa, with Cheikh Loh being my favorite musician to listen to so far, from that region. I'd love to hear more music from Africa's northern coasts and from elsewhere on the continent. It would be a great alternative to actually visiting the lands and mingling with the local folks, which I hope to do one day! Best wishes and enjoyment to the winner/s of Whole Foods and Putumayo's Arabic Beat and Arabic Groove CD giveaway contest--they're sure to be gems!
08/19/2012 9:19:06 PM CDT
Judee says ...
I luv Alabina she encompasses different languages in her music such as Spanish French Arabic and hebrew. She also adds some gitano rhythm to her music just like the gypsy kings. I also like andy he has great belly dancing music.
08/20/2012 10:27:33 AM CDT
Courtney says ...
I've been dating my boyfriend, a Tunisian, for three years and for three years I've fallen more and more in love with his country and culture. The people, the food, the zest for life and, of course, the music. It's upbeat and unique, just like the people of Tunisia. My favorite performer is Fairuz. I always think of how my boyfriend's mum will hum Fairuz' songs while doing chores or driving with us in the car. Makes me smile and brings me back to my happy times visiting her and the rest of his family :)
08/20/2012 12:14:54 PM CDT
Erin says ...
I would love to have some Arabic music in my collection!
08/20/2012 12:24:46 PM CDT
Linda Trzybinski says ...
I love all of Putumayo's recordings and especially Arabic Groove! I used to be a middle eastern dancer and still automatically start to move when I hear Arabic rhythms. It sounds like Arabic Beat is going to be a new favorite and a fusion of Eastern and Western music.
08/21/2012 2:36:22 PM CDT
Elizabeth C. says ...
I enjoy North Africa but have never heard Arabic/Middle Eastern music. I'd be interested in checking it out. I've had a taste for world music ever since happening upon a CD of Celtic music.
08/21/2012 6:42:26 PM CDT
Elizabeth DeLeon Howard says ...
I am a Putumayo CD collector, albeit, I have not yet heard this one, I am anxious to hear it. If I were so fortunate to win this CD, I would gift it to my Soul & Grooves instructor named Catherine here in Sugar Land's Life Time Fitness and purchase one for myself. I am sure she would use this music for our class, as she utilizes this time of music for our belly dancing dances. Thank you!
08/22/2012 10:35:07 AM CDT
esmirna Alvarez says ...
I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter that I want her to learn different languages. I bought her one cd that has some Arabic songs. She has been listening En Den Dino with Ronnie Rock , since she was 2 . She loves it, and I already know one of the song and she knows some of it too. It is a hard language, but if she has the opportunity now to learn it, it will be good.
08/22/2012 9:58:31 PM CDT
Fay O says ...
Faris Karam, Amr Diab, Wael Kfoury, Yousef Islam, Dawud Wharnsby, and Kareem Salama who is Egyptian living in Oklahoma who sings mostly in English with a country style. I love the "tubbla" (drum).
08/26/2012 8:14:51 AM CDT
Lisa Anacker says ...
I've really been liking Amir Ali Zamanian!
08/29/2012 9:51:46 AM CDT
Joy Ralph says ...
I miss Ofra Haza. I would love a copy of this CD - I am not familiar with the artist (yet) but really enjoy what I have heard of the genre. I am learning to play doumbek as well.
08/29/2012 12:50:10 PM CDT
Jeni Hamilton says ...
Yes please.
08/30/2012 12:32:42 PM CDT
Mohamed says ...
Merci
01/17/2014 6:48:28 AM CST

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