DEEP ARABIC CLASSIC BY LEGENDARY ARABIC DIVA WARDA COMPOSED BY BALIGH HAMDI AND RECORDED IN 1973 WITH FULL EGYPTIAN ORCHESTRA ON THE SOUTELPHAN LABEL. REISSUED ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE 70s, WITH REMASTERED AUDIO, ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND TWO PAGE INSERT WITH NEW INTRODUCTION BY MARIO CHOUEIRY FROM INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE
'Khalik Hena' was recorded in 1973 by legendary Arabic Diva Warda who has been sampled by Jay Z and J Dilla. The album recorded in public mixes traditional Arabic music with a tinge of 70s grooves. Here Warda delivers a deep hypnotic performance backed by her full-size orchestra featuring those unparalleled Arabic strings that made recordings by Oum Khalthoum, Farid El Atrache and Abdel Halim Hafez so famous. 'Khalik Hena' is one of her all-time classics, written by equally legendary composer Baligh Hamdi and the audio has been newly remastered. This release features the LP original artwork with a 2 page insert featuring a new introduction by Mario Choueiry from Institut du Monde Arabe who curates Wewantsounds' Arabic series of reissues.