Ihsan Al-Munzer – Yassmin
In the late '70s and early '80s Ihsan Al-Munzer helped kickstart a new wave of Arabic music, heavily using synths, drums and guitars ito add new colours to his music and productions. This was directly influenced by his background in rock-and-roll, jazz and pop. Yassmin, re-released by BBE Music, is one of the compositions marrying traditional Arabic music with Western influences. Its most prominent element is the snaky electric organ melody. The use of percussion and drums is also notable. The drum part becomes more emotional as the song progresses, reaching an almost frenetic degree of passion by the end.