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Carthago 

Alech

90 LEI

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12" | NEW  | 2020

HABIBI FUNK RECORDS

Funk Soul World

Carthago: Rare Tunisian Disco Including Unreleased Instrumentals And Eight Page Booklet When we first decided to start Habibi Funk, a label dedicated to re-releasing "funky" Arabic music from the 1960s to 1980s, a band called Dalton was the first release we worked on. Dalton was a band from the Tunisian capital of Tunis and they played a unique mix of soul & funk with an Arabic DNA. We licensed the release from the band's composer Fawzi Chekili, and when we spoke to him on the phone in preparation of the release he mentioned another band he was part of, called Carthago. Our work with Habibi Funk is like a big treasure hunt. There are too many great bands that fully vanished into obscurity and didn't leave any traces in the digital sphere yet. We are so used to the internet providing all informations we might be looking for, but Carthago was one of those bands where the internet largely failed to provide any infos despite the fact that Carthago created some incredible music in the form of an highly infectious Tunisian take on disco music. Luckily most of the members of the 1970s musical scene of Tunis are still around to tell their story.

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Sharhabil Ahmed 

The King Of Sudanese Jazz

135 LEI

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LP | NEW  | 2020

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Jazz

We're super happy to announce our 13th release by Sharhabil Ahmed, the actual King of Sudanese Jazz (he actually won that title in a competition in the early 1970s). Sonically it sounds very different from what Jazz is understood to sound like outside of Sudan. It’s an incredible unique mix of rock’n’roll, funk, surf, traditional sudanese music and influences from Congolese sounds. Original copies of Sharhabil recordings are often hard to find, so we’re happy they will now be widely available. “Argos Farfish” which was featured on our last comp amassed close to 400.000 plays already.

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Various Artists 

Habibi Funk 007: An eclectic selection of music from the Arab world (حبيبي فنك مختارات موسيقية متنوعة من الوطن العربي)

169 LEI

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2LP | NEW  | 2017

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Rock Folk Disco Funk Jazz Soul World R&B AOR

Habibi Funk is dedicated to re-releasing a style of music that historically never existed as a musical genre. The term describes a certain sound that they like from the countries of the Arab world. The songs chosen were created in places quite far from another and under very different circumstances. Some were written and recorded during war times, others in exile. The compilation features 15 different artists. Some you might already know thru Habibi Funk’s releases like Fadoul, Ahmed Malek, Dalton or Al Massrieen, while others are meant as an introduction to artists like Kamal Keila, Sharhabeel Ahmed, Attarazat Addahabia & Mallek Mohamed who will all release full length albums on Habibi Funk in 2018. The Guardian: "This 16-track compilation features some entertaining moments from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. A Moroccan take on Beethoven’s Für Elise sounds like Ennio Morricone’s lost blaxploitation movie theme; a wobbly disco number from Sudan resembles Madonna’s Holiday. Meanwhile, one of the two instrumentals by Algeria’s Ahmed Malek would make a great theme to an Africa-set James Bond film."

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The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr 

Jazz, Jazz, Jazz

135 LEI

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LP | NEW  | 2019

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Funk Jazz World

The music is a unique combination of incredible horn arrangements powerfully performed, a vigorous drummer contributing a funky backbone and Seif's uniting those elements. The results range from instrumental tracks awaking memories of 1970s crime thriller soundtracks to more Sudanese-rooted tracks, a lot of them modernized versions of traditional tribal rhythms and even an excursion into Soukouss.

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Ahmed Malek 

Musique Originale De Films

135 LEI

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LP | NEW  | 2016

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Jazz Funk Soul Folk World Country Stage & Screen Sound Track Bossa Nova

Includes an 8 page 12" format booklet including unseen photos, liner notes, an interview with Ahmed Malek from 1978 and an introduction to Algerian cinema of the time.

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Al Massrieen 

Modern Music (LP + Mp3)

129 LEI

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LP | NEW  | 2017

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Pop Nu Disco Funk

Al Massrieen's sound goes from lush disco like 'Sah' to psych rock like 'Horreya' or incredible jazz fused pop on songs such as 'Edba Mn Gded'. The release is fully licensed from the band and comes with an extensive booklet with liner notes, interviews and unseen photos.

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Fadoul 

Al Zman Saib

139 LEI

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LP | NEW  | 2015

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Rock Folk Funk Soul Country

Arabic funk played with a punk attitude... Habibi Funk Records has tracked down the until-now obscure, and amazing funk recordings, of Fadoul et les Privilèges (sometimes spelled Fadaul et les Privilèges), and released them, on vinyl, CD, and download.

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