Albums

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Oriental Music - Released April 29, 2013 | Crammed Discs

Distinctions Sélection FIP - The Qobuz Ideal Discography
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his is gorgeous Persian dream pop, underwater melodies and muzzily seductive vox."
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Oriental Music - Released September 9, 2016 | Buda musique

Distinctions 4F de Télérama
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Oriental Music - Released January 1, 2003 | Fifty-Five Records

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Oriental Music - Released September 8, 2014 | Buda musique

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Oriental Music - Released January 24, 2012 | world village

Booklet
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Oriental Music - Released June 29, 2018 | Legend Records

Booklet
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Oriental Music - Released January 9, 2012 | world village

Booklet
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Oriental Music - Released May 7, 2015 | Annajm

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Oriental Music - Released July 15, 2016 | Legend Records

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Oriental Music - Released January 1, 2000 | ARC

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Oriental Music - Released January 18, 2018 | Rezki Music

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Oriental Music - Released July 20, 2018 | Edition Segueni Mohamed Abderrachid

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Oriental Music - Released January 1, 2013 | Universal Music India Pvt Ltd.

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Oriental Music - Released August 26, 2013 | Fortuna Records

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Oriental Music - Released August 2, 2011 | ARC

Booklet
After countless albums under his own name and guesting on other people's, the Egyptian percussionist comes out with something very high profile indeed. With people like jazz drummer Billy Cobham, Bollywood composer A. R. Rahman, and Turkey's Omar Tekbilek on board, it couldn't be anything less than stellar, and Ramzy has pulled out all the stops here. Although Egypt is at the core of everything, Rock the Tabla glides musically into many corners of the world, as on "Cairo to India," which brings two countries together quite naturally (as does the bonus cut, "This Could Lead to Dancing," which goes out on a glorious swirl of strings). In between, there's some stellar jazz-inflected material in "Six Teens," where Cobham offers a reminder of why he's so lauded, a pair of percussion duets (Egypt meets Japanese taiko drums and Egypt goes to Mali), and some Maghrebi pop on "Sawagy." The true highlight, however, is the title track, one of the best pieces of Arab rock to ever come out of a pair of speakers, with Tekbilek bringing the mizmar and a carefully unnamed guitarist who sounds suspiciously like a '70s icon (Ramzy worked on Page & Plant's Unledded), giving the tune some hard electric lines that really power it, and which might just be Ramzy's best composition to date. Unsurprisingly, all the percussion is mixed high, but not at the expense of everything else, and listening to the players is like attending a master class in musicality. It's certainly Ramzy's most inspired release in years. He's working with people he admires and who push him hard. The joy is hearing him -- and everyone else -- deliver. ~ Chris Nickson
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Oriental Music - Released February 1, 2010 | ARC

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Oriental Music - Released January 1, 2014 | Universal Music India Pvt Ltd.

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Oriental Music - Released September 18, 2018 | MEM

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Oriental Music - Released June 16, 2014 | Universal Music India Pvt Ltd.

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Oriental Music - Released January 24, 1970 | Fortuna Records

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