Jalilah’s Raks Sharki ~ Raks Sharki 4: The Rhythm Workshop ~ CD
Designed to serve as a sort of Solo Compas series for Middle Eastern dance, these discs make for great listening while systematically covering different rhythms and styles. Recorded in Cairo by top musicians, this music is highly evocative, and also makes a faithful accompanist for anyone interested in dancing or playing along with a professional ensemble. This volume is more strictly didactic, consisting of 23 short tracks to demonstrate the various rhythms, first with percussion only, then with full ensemble. This is followed by 25 longer tracks for practicing to the rhythms previously demonstrated.