Various Artists - Habibi Funk 015: An Eclectic Selection from the Arab World (album review by Laura T.)

German record label Habibi Funk released this compilation album last year, and it lives up to its name. Spanning more than 7 different countries, songs range from funk, jazz, ballads, soundtracks, to an interpolation of Staying Alive by the Bee Gees. This album dives past funk into a collection of niche artists that more than deserve to be heard. Highlights include laid back pop from Douaa, Libyan reggae, and organ funk. None of these songs are particularly linked through geography, time, theme, or genre, but each song is a beautiful celebration of music of the Middle East and North Africa.

Fav tracks: 1, 5, 8, 11, 13

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