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Egypt (Arabic: مِصر‎‎ Miṣr, Egyptian Arabic: مَصر‎‎ Maṣr, Coptic: Ⲭⲏⲙⲓ Khemi), officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula. Egypt is a Mediterranean country bordered by the Gaza Strip and Israel to the northeast, the Gulf of Aqaba to the east, the Red Sea to the east and south, Sudan to the south, and Libya to the west. Across the Gulf of Aqaba lies Jordan, and across from the Sinai Peninsula lies Saudi Arabia, although Jordan and Saudi Arabia do not share a land border with Egypt. It is the world's only contiguous Eurafrasian nation.

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Peel next to the Egyptian pyramids

Peel's first honeymoon with Sheila was in Egypt in April 1974, where they spent a fortnight in the country with John Walters and his wife travelling to Cairo and Luxor.[1] According to Margrave Of The Marshes, Sheila mentioned herself and Peel subsisting on endless meals of toast, eggs and cheese in the country due to being vegetarians and mentioning Walters and his wife not seeming to enjoy their grander meals, due to their wryness of whether they were eating roast camel. One of the highlights according to Sheila for Peel was exploring the local record shops and a few of them being played on his shows.

Peel did play many artists from Egypt on his shows, including Umm Kulthum, who he found her voice astonishing. Many Egyptian records were either bought in Egypt when he was on honeymoon, and others sent by record labels, some of them specialising in World Music. In 1993, Peel received many Egyptian cassettes from a listener named Ahmed in Cairo, who would send regular Arabic music tapes to him, including Egyptian based musicians such as Hamid El Shaeri. In an interview with Michael Kerr of the Daily Telegraph in 2004, Peel mentioned Egypt as one of his favourite holiday destinations. [1]


(Tracks played by Peel from various artist (v/a) compilations featuring music from Egypt. Please add more information if known.)

(LP - Yalla - Hitlist Egypt) Island

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  1. Luxor was mentioned a place he enjoyed on his 22 November 1989 show.
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