Arabic Songs and Dances (1974) Khamis El Fino CD
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On this 1974 album, Egyptian oud virtuoso and professor Khamis El Fino Ali performs eight love songs. El Fino Ali is famous for perfecting two styles: taksimes and tagheer. Taksimes refers to slow and free rhythm improvisations, and tagheer means changing from one nagham (tone scale) to another. Arabic Songs and Dances was originally released as a two-album set with four songs on each album. Liner notes include Arabic lyrics of each song, along with some English translations.
101 Halewa Yabuya (She's Beautiful!) Khamis El Fino Ali 3:52
102 Tul Ya Gamara Tuli (Come to the Window) Khamis El Fino Ali 4:06
103 Selim, Selim Ya Habibi (Greetings, Greetings My Darling) Khamis El Fino Ali 4:14
104 Yelli Yelli (My Heart Belongs to You) Khamis El Fino Ali 5:40
201 Awag el Tageya (The Fellow with His Cap Askew) Khamis El Fino Ali 4:00
202 Asmar Ya Halewa (Dark Pretty Girl) Khamis El Fino Ali 3:56
203 El Ein f'il Ein (When Our Eyes Meet) Khamis El Fino Ali 5:08
204 Selimni Alei (Say Hello for Me) Khamis El Fino Ali 3:47
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