Beladi and beyond - From the streets of Cairo comes this fusion of traditional Middle Eastern rhythms with jazz. For dancers looking for new and unusual inspiration, this album is for you. There are two beladi progressions, sambas, rumbas, saidi, fellahi, maqsoum and the unusual afriqi - that will get your feet moving and put your imagination in overdrive. Yet the album succeeds as listening music as well. The unusual combination of Middle Eastern quarter note thrown into a jazz format is intriguing. Something for everyone.