Oriental Garden, the essential compilation album series of true World parties and top-notch music fans, presents a musical mÃ©lange of catchy, powerful and intoxicating cultural crossover albums that offer a soundtrack for a genuine oriental-around-the-world experience since the beginning of 2000s. The new born double CD compilation album Oriental Garden Vol.7, just like the previous six, carries DJ GÃ¼lbahar KÃ¼ltÃ¼r's mark, rightfully famed as the DJ of Global Beats for inventively and seamlessly shifting between genres and cultural traditions.
Tarab is what the first CD is called, revealing its oriental-ethereal character: it is the Arabic word for "being drunk by musicâ€. The opening song on Tarab is surely a big surprise; an oriental saturated version of Johann Sebastian Bach's delightful "Erbarme Dich Mein Gottâ€ performed by twice Grammy nominated collective Sarband, Fadia El-Hage, Modern String Quartett and Vladimir Ivanoff. In the album, Serbia and Montenegro's 2004 Eurovision Song contestant Å½eljko Joksimovic performs the same song he presented to become the second in the Contest: "Lane mojeâ€; and Rachid Taha, the darling inventor of Rock n' RaÃ¯ attitude, once again sings an absolutely enticing song "Mabrouk Aalikâ€. So does Samia Farah, the French-Tunisian singer, song-writer, producer and designer in "Si t'as la paroleâ€. Smadj, Talvin Singh and Erik Truffaz come together in a beautiful, dreamy love song: "Je t'aprendrai l'amourâ€. Featured in Tarab CD of Oriental Garden Vol.7, Bam Session, Narin Feqe, Eda Karaytug, Unkle Ho, Fouxi, Eccodek, Sarazino, Malik Adouane, Ian Simmonds and Nova Emad picture an exhilarating dance session of the tunes that come from the seven seas, revealing the power of melodies beneath cultures and languages.
The second CD is called Markas; the word that refers to "discoâ€ in Arabic. It is a reflection of the Occident-Orient synthesis on the dancefloor, full of non-stop dance tracks to make you show off what you've got. Taking start with Melissa and Dr. Alban's awesome title "Habibiâ€ (Lover), the album delves into the blazing world of oriental spiced international dance groove. Atiye, the Best Turkish Act nominee of 2009 Europe Music Awards excels in "Muammaâ€, where Shamur's "Rock your Bodyâ€ extends to a delightful Euro-Punjabi interpretation and Shani shakes the world wicked in "Dokhtar Pesarahâ€. Brooklyn Funk Essentials rolls over Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's â€œTurkish Marchâ€ in Dibby Dibby Sound and Shantel, the master of electronically-tweaked Balkan gypsy music outshines with "Fige Ki Ase Meâ€ featuring Greek singer and composer Jannis Karis. "Oye Como Vaâ€, Tito Puente's Carlos Santana popularized song is reborn in oriental dressing in the Markas setting of Oriental Garden Vol.7 with Latin Turca. The much loved oriental track "Sidi Mansour Ya Babaâ€ comes in the form of a high-spirited Oriental Hip Hop with Behrang Miri's cover; and "Train to Teheranâ€ by Namito, travels through the very rave you definitely wouldn't want to miss. Elena Risteska, Manel, Don Cali and Lafrotino, Armen Balyan, Melina Aslanidou, Teodora, CÃ¼neyt Ã‡akim, The Spy from Cairo, Speed Caravan and Kasba each has a part in the powerful secret of the album.
Most of all, the album features the power derived from cultural interaction to resonate deep in everyone. Oriental Garden Vol.7; it is sheer pleasure.