COMPOSERS: Samira Said
LABELS: EMI Arabia
PERFORMER: Samira Said
CATALOGUE NO: 5 40989 2
Originally Moroccan and long based in Egypt, SAMIRA SAID has built a big following by mixing flamboyant, melismatic singing with frankly westernised episodes.
The interweaving of orchestral strings with assorted dance beats and choruses is completely appropriate to the material – an effective meeting of artistry and commercial slickness, qualities which Europe prefers to keep apart, to the detriment of its popular and probably its art music. If you like Bollywood and enjoy Arabic culture, this is for you.