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Kamal Keila “Muslims and Christians” (1992, Habibi Funk)

For their eighth project, Germany’s Habibi Funk Records have directed their attention to the musical archives of Kamal Keila. How the label and Kamal Keila connected is a spectacular story, and the when’s and the why’s of how these recordings came to exist make this compilation of tracks even more …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Al Massrieen “Habibi Funk 006: Modern Music” (1970, Habibi Funk)

via Boomkat: Disco, Funk and modernized Arabic Pop from Egypt! “In the beginning of Habibi Funk, our search was focussed on vinyl records. Around a year ago though, we got to the point where we realized that it became substantially harder to discover music that we enjoyed and hadn’t heard …

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Habibi Funk 005: The Electronic Tapes par Ahmed Malek & Flako

via Habibi Funk: In the early 1980s, Ahmed Malek was already in his 50s, when he discovered synthesizers and electronic music for himself and started to experiment with sounds. None of it was ever released but we got a huge box of master tapes from his family and we’re happy …

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Forgotten Treasures
Worldwide Sounds

Forgotten Treasure: Ahmed Malek “Musique Original De Films” (Habibi Funk)

via Habibi Funk: “I still remember the first time I heard Ahmed Malek. It was 2012. Back then I didn’t know much about Arabic music, but I was about to leave Berlin for a couple of weeks to go to Tunisia. I was working as a project manager for a …

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