While he has been busy searching out and producing new talent from the Middle East and beyond with his "Hossam Ramzy Presents" series for ARC music, I have been busy honing my ‘World Music’ skills with the albums ‘Tibetan Meditation’, ‘Dreamscapes’ and ‘Solstice’ as well as many projects under the name of ‘Earthdance’ with Simon Williams utilizing performers and musicians from around the World.
The first time I collaborated with Hossam was on the 1996 album ‘Eternal
Egypt’. On this occasion we found our common ground as musicians
On this new album we have taken this technique a stage further. Hossam
now has a studio in Cairo so we were able to bring musicians in while
the songs were being developed, sometimes bringing people back several
times to fill in gaps or create new improvisations as the arrangements
Album Details Released 2005 by New World Music. Instrumentation All music written and arranged by Phil Thornton and Hossam Ramzy.
Released 2005 by New World Music.
All music written and arranged by Phil Thornton and Hossam Ramzy.
Following in the tradition of their previous albums 'Eternal Egypt' and 'Immortal Egypt' Phil and Hossam have returned to Cairo to create a new celebration of Egypt's enchanting musical landscape.
From the earthy sounds of the desert Gypsies to the sophistication of contemporary Middle Eastern
music, virtuoso performances from some of Egypt's most acclaimed musicians are joined with Phil and
Hossam's distinctive styles to create a uniquely captivating listening experience.