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Orkos: 70s cassette of Egyptian vocalist Maha resurfaces
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Orkos : 70s cassette of Egyptian vocalist Maha resurfaces

Habibi Funk unearthed yet another lost gem, this time pertaining to Salah Ragab’s Cairo Jazz Band vocalist Maha. Orkos, recorded in Cairo in 1979 combines jazz and Egyptian vocal traditions with funk, latin and soul. […]

Moga 2022: Acid Arab, Habibi Funk and Retro Cassetta on deck
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Moga 2022: Acid Arab, Habibi Funk and Retro Cassetta on deck

At the end of the summer, Moga Festival is back on Essaouira’s shores after three years of hiatus. Let’s take a look at Acid Arab, Habibi Funk and the digger/archivist Retro Cassetta. After a successful […]

The best new reissues of 2022 so far
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The best new reissues of 2022 so far

Inventive labels are revealing to the world forgotten musical gems, full of history and lost to the archives. Here’s a selection of some of the best African reissues of 2022.

70s Lebanese trio Ferkat Al Ard resurfaces with Oghneya
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70s Lebanese trio Ferkat Al Ard resurfaces with Oghneya

Habibi Funk unearthed lost band Ferkat Al Ard to re-release this Lebanese gem with its distinct Brazilian influences originally published in 1978. Reediting Oghneya has been the longtime project of German label Habibi Funk. It […]

Habibi Funk dedicates new compilation  to Cairo’s pop legend Hamid Al Shaeri
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Habibi Funk dedicates new compilation to Cairo’s pop legend Hamid Al Shaeri

The German label will be reissuing ten tracks from the singer, recorded under the legendary Egyptian SLAM! imprint.  Habibi Funk met Hamid Al Shaeri through singer Youssra El Hawary in 2016 at his office and […]

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Habibi Funk presents Majid Soula’s Chant Amazigh
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Habibi Funk presents Majid Soula's Chant Amazigh

The eminent explorative label continues its essential work of digging the music of the “Arab World”, now with Algerian singer, Majid Soula.  Majid Soula is an Amazigh artist, singer, and activist who has lived in […]

Habibi Funk’s new compilation, between the Maghreb and the Mashreq
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Habibi Funk's new compilation, between the Maghreb and the Mashreq

The Habibi Funk label, based in Berlin and entirely dedicated to the music of the Arabic-speaking worlds, continues its journey from Morocco to Lebanon with the second part of their compilation series, An Eclectic Selection […]

The King of Sudanese Jazz Sharhabil Ahmed reissued by Habibi Funk
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The King of Sudanese Jazz Sharhabil Ahmed reissued by Habibi Funk

The musician Sharhabil Ahmed is celebrated through a compilation of his tracks and archives entitled The King Of Sudanese Jazz via the Habibi Funk label on July 10th.