“Here is music to titillate the emotions of those who love dangerous living (as all Arabs do), of people who consider fear of death a monstrous absurdity (as most Arabs do), of bold souls who believe in living life fully without concern over the future.”
Mr Mohammed El-Bakkar was of Moroccan origin living the last few years of his short life in America where he produced several albums of “middle-eastern” music each of which sported a colourful and attractive cover. We have two of his album covers for your delight and amusement – this one and “Dances of Port Said“
Visions of voluptuous dancing girls whose lithe bodies twist and turn like writhing serpents about to strike. Gruff, unshaven men hungry for the touch of a woman after lonely weeks spent in the desert under a maddening sun. . . . Secluded harems where the air is heavy with the aromas of perfume and incense and where luscious fruits are constant reminders of fertility . . exotic, crowded market places where lustful men stalk women swathed in Djelleba (head covering) and veils, their dark, flashing eyes a constant enticement to violate the mystery of the forbidden. . . High, arched gateways framing bullet-pocked courtyards where beautiful virgins were one sold in slavery.
Label: Audio Fidelity 155 036 FBY