I was loaned a batch of amazing african records by my friends Polly and Antony under the condition that I put some of them on the blog. Unfortunately I have been slack at posting them. But I finally went through and found an amazing 12" of Shakara with Fela Kuti and a fantastic LP from Yaka Lokito which I can't further identify. I will put these up soon. But firstly I was drawn to this great cover of Egyptian pop-ish music from 1983. It's not really western disco at all. But I know nothing about this album or the artist. The arabic on the cover translates as "rakasat" which means "dances" and "disco al sharq" which means means "disco of the orient".