Putumayo Presents: Arabic Beat

Featuring Zein Al-Jundi’s song, Ajmal Gharam

Arabic Beat features more of the upbeat Middle Eastern and North African dance music that made Arabic Groove a global success.

Across the Middle East and North Africa, the beat goes on. Inspired by music from across the globe but true to Arabic music’s deep roots, the sounds of raï’s rolling funk and the shimmering pulse of raqs sharki (“belly dance” music) tell the story of a thriving contemporary scene that stretches across the breadth of the Mediterranean.

Buy the album on iTunes • Putumayo