Sunday, July 26, 2009

Houwaida - Gani Tani

The powerful voice of Syrian vocalist Houwaida always steals the spotlight. Though many remember her from the dispute she had with Nawal Al Zoghbi over the hit Mandam Aleik, Houwaida has proven her talent over and over again over the past decade. Unlike the direction Nawal took, Houwaida's preference for more oriental songs is evident in all of her choices. Gani Tani has collaborations with Samir Sfair, Walid Saad, Ramy Gamal, and the late Riyad El Hamshari. It can be argued however, that the album's weakness is the prevalence of ballads. While Houwaida can tackle them quite easily, they do not suit her voice as more upbeat songs, like Dallelni and Shway Shway, do. Still, there are ballads like Ya Habibi and Moush Haram Aleik, which Ahmed Adel and Medhat Khamis excel in respectively, and songs reminiscent of her earlier work, like Eini All Hab. The arrangers on this album include Mohamed Mostafa, Medhat Khamis, Ahmed Adel, and Tarek Aakef. There is more, and even better, Houwaida to come on the blog!

1. Gani Tani
2. Eini Alli Hab
3. Ya Habibi
4. Moush Haram Aleik
5. Bta'ref
6. Bakoun Ma'ak
7. Kelma Wahda
8. Dmou' El Sheteh

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Mohamed said...

who is singing with her "Moush Haram Aleik"?? is this the composer Ramy Gamal?

Anonymous said...

Sound almost like Mohamed hamaki