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Lofiles is a music and mp3 blog contains a collection of songs I love. MP3s are for sampling purposes only. If you like the music as much as I do, please go out and buy the records! .If you have a complaint about the ownership of a track, please contact me directly and I will be happy to take it down ASAP.
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Hindi Zahra

November 16th, 2011

As promised this is the first of a series of videos that we took last Saturday on a great night at the Barbie club in Tel Aviv for those two gorgeous creatures and talented artists; Hindi Zahra and Riff Cohen, this one was the first encore from Hindi’s gig. Stills on behalf of the extremely talented Tomer Kerman, who forgot his camera at a local coffee shop tonight….Dont worry, he got it back.



April 19th, 2011

We are aware Record store day is celebrated on the 16th of April , but we believe you should buy them records all year long plus that`s our small contribution, we have designed a poster for the ETSY artist community record store day poster so here you are…AND BUY THEM RECORDS AT ONE OF THOSE OLD SCHOOL RECORD STORE located near you THAT HAS BEEN THERE FOR AGES..Like Kimber`s  Stinkweeds for example..


March 28th, 2010

Tinariwen is one of my favorite bands, a mixture of Touareg poetry and song to the radical chaabi protest music of Moroccan groups like Nass El Ghiwane and Jil Jilala, and the Algerian pop rai to western rock and pop artists like Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Hendrix and Bob Marley. They sound to me like The talking heads Remain in light masterpiece album with desert Algerian rai. This is another Vincent Moon masterpiece that I have found on his site


Conte De L`incroyable Amour

February 16th, 2009

Anouar Brahem began his studies of the oud, the lute of Arab world, at the age of 10 at the Tunis National Conservatory of Music, where his principal teacher was the oud master Ali Sriti. An exeptional student, by the age of 15 Brahem was playing regularly with local orchestras.
At 18 he decided to devote himself entirely to music. For four consecutive years Ali Sriti received him at home every day and continued to transmit to him the modes, subtleties and secrets of Arab classical music. Little by little Brahem began to broaden his field of listening to include other musical expressions, then jazz began to command his attention. In 1981, his departure for Paris, enabled him to meet musicians from very different genres. He remained for four years, composing extensively, notably for Tunisian cinema and theatre.
He collaborated with Maurice Béjart for his ballet “Thalassa Mare Nostrum” and with Gabriel Yared as lutist for Costa Gavras’ film “Hanna K.”
In 1987, he was appointed director of the Musical Ensemble of the City of Tunis (EMVT). Instead of keeping the large existing orchestra, he broke it up into formations of a variable size, giving it new orientations: One year in a new direction of creation and the next towards traditional music. The main productions were “Leïlatou Tayer” (1988) and “El Hizam El Dhahbi” (1989) along with the line of his early instrumental work. In those compositions, he remained within the traditional modal space, although he transformed its references. His music has absorbed the Mediterranean, African and Far-Eastern heritages, and touched European music and jazz.
In 1994 he recorded “Madar” with the Norwegian saxophonist, Jan Garbarek and Pakistani master of tablas, Shaukat Hussain.
Three years later Anouar Brahem was back in the studio to pick up where he had left off with Madar, accompanied by two great musicians, of the ECM label for the last thirty years, sax player John Surman and bass player Dave Holland.
Today, Anouar Brahem is back with a personal album. In a trio, again, with the pianist François Couturier, and, with the accordionist Jean-Louis Matinier, Anouar Brahem gives us a beautiful if a little melancholic album.   Etincelles

Sahara sounds

December 12th, 2008


After his father had been killed in 1964 by the Malian army, Ibrahim fled to Algeria and started playing music to pass the time till he could seek revenge. He was playing a guitar made of sticks and oil cans. 10 years later Ibrahim got his first acoustic guitar and soon after he had formed Tinariwen. Ibrahim is saying he is influenced by Arabic music, Rabah Driassa and Led Zeppelin. To me it sounds like what David Byrne and Brian Eno Would have done if they came from those parts of northern Africa, or a middle eastern Talking heads record. Incredible electric guitar riffs, singing and chanting about peace and prosperity. Very unusual and extremely funky. Percussion, repetitive fender sounding guitar riffs, chanting in the Sahara desert. A must