Today on Ecléctico you're listening to a funky track by Egyptian keyboardist Magdy Al Hussainy (also written as Magdy el Hossainy and Magdi al-Husseini). Recorded in 1972, this tune has been a favorite with DJs for several years, appearing as a single on Pépite records in 2016 and, more recently, on a Habibi Funk compilation. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article on The Listening Post blog.
"Music de Carnaval" by Magdy Al Hussainy
1972 | Slow funk by an Egyptian keyboardist
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Music De Carnaval was originally recorded in 1972 during a one take jam session in Cairo.
The artist behind this rare groove masterpiece is Magdi al-Husseini, an Egyptian keyboardist who played with several bands throughout his musical career. He started out when he was just 16 years old in Umm Kulthum’s band, playing also with Mohamed Abdel Wahab and Farid Al-Atrash, as well as the Egyptian singer, Abdel Halim Hafez – with whom he played with until his death in 1977.
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