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Last updated: June 8, 2016

Habibi funk: Listen to the best of groovy Arab music from the 70s/80s

Banner Icon A man called Jannis, of the German label Jakarta Records, has once again collected these awesome tunes for you to enjoy.

"In the last couple of months I had the privilege to be able to travel a lot for DJ gigs," Jannis comments on Jakarta Record's Soundcloud page, "and in order to find the Fadoul's family (the fruits of this labour can be found here: I spent some time in Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan.

"This mix is some of the music I found, a few trades are in there too. It's quite a colorful range. Disco from Algeria and Morocco, a James Brown cover from Egypt, a modern soul meets reggae hybrid from Tunisia, a new Fadoul track that the internet doesn't seem to know of yet and some other great bits and pieces. Come along to another journey to the funky side of the Arab world..."

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Photo by Fabian Brennecke (, Casablanca, 2015


The epic first version of Habibi funk: vinyl mix of incredible Arab songs from the 60s/70s

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