Dreaming of Cairo

Cora Camille announces her album release “Dreaming of Cairo” in which she collaborated with Hossam Ramzy, Egypt’s “Ambassador of Rhythm” and the world’s leading name in Egyptian dance music, and with Phil Thornton from the United Kingdom who is recognized worldwide with over 2 million in sales for his solo ambient albums.  The album also features guest musicians from Cairo, Egypt performing solos intertwined into Camille’s unique twist of fusing traditional middle eastern music with club-inspired American electronic music.   The album is the culmination of years of work recorded in studios in St. Louis, Cairo, and Ramzy’s and Thornton’s studios in the United Kingdom.

Camille began work on the music for the album while in London, U.K. and was inspired by her travels to Malta in the Mediterranean.  She is best known for work with her band Final Veil which produces music that blends eastern and western influences.  The album includes remixes of the songs by Final Veil as well as instrumental versions for bellydance performers.  Camille met Ramzy and Thornton while living in London to teach history and study classical Egyptian music.  “Cora has a great vision of connecting modern electronica with traditional Egyptian instruments!  Her enthusiasm for the genre was most inspiring!”  said Thornton.