One thing I truly desire to do through this blog is to entice people to explore our world through music and literature. We sometimes get a little shortsighted in our selections, falling into the ruts of what is set before us through television and radio stations. But what if you branched out on your own? What would you discover? Perhaps you’d stumble upon a musical group such as Nomad, who would have the ability to transport you to a corner of the world that needs more exploring. And maybe, by listening to Nomad’s Egyptian Dances, you’d discover Egypt is a country that inspires in you more creativity, a stretching of the mind, and a love for something that, while as ancient as the dawn of time, is fresh and new to your ears.
Traditional sounds, instruments, and arrangements make “Cairo – Dancas Egipcias” a most beautiful and haunting collection of the spirit of Egyptian music. Instrumental with occasional vocals, each of the 10 tracks are enough to make you want to pack your bags, hop on a plane, and experience the windswept sands of the ancients. One can’t help but have romantic and dreamy visions of pyramids, street bazaars, and camels.
Maestro Paulo Freitas brings us the Nomad project as part of his specialization in oriental music. He currently lives in Rio de Janeiro. You can listen to clips of this CD or purchase the CD through the button below.