MATRIXSYNTH: Omar El Shariyi on the Steelphon


Friday, May 31, 2024

Omar El Shariyi on the Steelphon


video upload by Ammar El Sheraie - عمار الشريعي

Note the Steelphon on the cover. According to discogs this was released in 1976. It's also available on Amazon here.

Playlist:
AMMAR EL SHEREI / OMAR EL SHARIYI "Ana Wehabieby" from "ORIENTAL MUSIC" (1976) Wewantsounds
AMMAR EL SHEREI / OMAR EL SHARIYI "Gafnoho" from "ORIENTAL MUSIC" (1976) OUT NOW on Wewantsounds
AMMAR EL SHEREI / OMAR EL SHARIYI "Yawabor Kolly" from "ORIENTAL MUSIC" (1976) Wewantsounds
Ahwak



1st pic via Amazon, the rest via Discogs. According to Discogs:

"Ammar al-Sherei (1948 - 2012) was an Egyptian composer. He had his own studio in Cairo known as Ammar Sound Studios.

He was the founder and leader of the Egyptian group الأصدقاء (al-Aṣdiqā') in the 1980s."

And accorcing to Amazon:

"Sought-after cult classic instrumental LP by legendary Egyptian musician Omar El Shariyi (aka Ammar El Sherei), first released on Soutelphan in 1976, is reissued by Wewantsounds on vinyl for the first time ever.

Here, the iconic Egyptian musician and composer masterfully interprets six classic compositions by another Egyptian legend, Mohamed Abdel Wahab, in his own hypnotic way. Including "Ana Wehabieby" (aka Ana Wa Habibi), "Ya Wabour Koly" and the "Ahwak" made famous by such talents as Abdel Halim Hafez or Fairuz. Using early electronic keyboards like the Steelphon S900 or the Farfisa as seen on the album cover, El Sherei creates beautifully hypnotic instrumentals that blend together traditional melodies with modern instrumentation, adding jazz and pop elements in the mix.

Achieving cult status over the years with Arabic music collectors and vinyl diggers, 'Oriental Music' is now a sought-after album which command high prices on the international scene.

This re-issue series of Arabic music is curated by Lebanese-born Arabic music expert Mario Choueiry (Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris). As always this has been newly remastered and comes in original artwork."

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