DJ GÃ¼lbahar KÃ¼ltÃ¼r, having built up an active career full of brilliant achievements, has rightfully carved an impressive niche for herself as the expert of Global Beats through her genuine interest with all that is authentic, innovative and exciting in music. Oriental Garden, the starting point of her compilation career has led to beautifully seductive, fully generous and gloriously ripe nine albums where musical geography of the Middle East invigorated, scoring a huge welcome worldwide over the last ten years... And again, back in her â€œgardenâ€ that brought her international fame and prestige, DJ GÃ¼lbahar KÃ¼ltÃ¼r picks the tastiest of the Middle East and composes the tenth edition of the series for release with Lolaâ€™s World Records label: Oriental Garden VOL.10.
The garden grows into a lush and beautiful oasis in the new double CD album of 34 tracks. The first CD called Al-Iksir features deeply affecting, musky sounds and charming titles typical of a magical potion and the second one called Ad-Dunya showcases move-to-the-rhythm material competently arranged one after the other for hearty dance, sweat and party.
Album line-up includes names like: the Tunisian oud and qanun masters Amine & Hamza, considered to be the leaders of new voice in the Arabic music scenery; Ghada Ghanem, the very special voice of Lebanon; Trip-hop singer, songwriter and actress Yasmine Hamdan of Lebanese descent from Paris; avant-garde composer and instrumentalist traversing cultural barriers Rabih Abou-Khalil; talented and versatile current Afghan artist Aryana Sayeed, famed for her divine voice, and innovative ideas; Khiza from the UK who combines his works with Bollywood, Reggae, Pakistani Pop, Garage, RnB and Bhangra; the new talented kid on the block - Omer Nadeem from Pakistan; producer, composer, DJ and vocalist PrOmid from Teheran/Iran; and Lebanese Armenian electronic music producer & DJ C-Rouge.
Oriental Garden Vol.10 is a celebration of not only soulful but also of earthly musical delights from the Middle East drawing inspiration out of endless resources of the entire world. In this sense, Omer Souleymanâ€™s remix of BjÃ¶rkâ€™s Thunderbolt would be correct to mention as one of the truly amazing surprises of the album.
Always original and bearing a positive, fresh and world-embracing attitude, DJ GÃ¼lbahar KÃ¼ltÃ¼r takes you on a unique, mesmerizing journey, dissolving boundaries by means of music once again where the Oriental tone is accentuated... She comments for the 10th birthday of Oriental Garden series as: â€œItâ€™s a real pleasure and honour to have reflected even a little bit of the great wealth of the music of the Orientâ€.
Oriental Garden Vol.10 is a real gem...Enjoy it to the fullest!