Munir Bashir & Omar Bashir - Discography

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[01].Munir Bashir 'Musician of Wisdom' - Mesopotamia
A great album from a great master. This album contains some of Munir Bashir's late improvisations as well as some songs and improvisations from earlier periods in his life. Those which belong to the late period are meditative and highly impressive in general. The earlier works are more passionate and emotional. Bashir andoubtedly deserves the name "Musician of Wisdom".

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Disc: 1
1. Improvisations an Iraqi Maqams
2. Taqsim from Maqam Segah
3. Hanan
4. Taratil

Disc: 2
1. Sillam Maqam el Hikmah Al Kebir
2. Nesemat
3. Nakhil
4. Arabesque

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[02].Munir Bashir - L'Art du 'Ud (The Art of the Ud)

Oud player Munir Bashir is renowned in the Arab world for his work within the tradition of the Persian taqsim, and his virtuosity on his instrument is possibly unmatched today. But his worldwide fame is a credit to his expansive knowledge of other music from around the world, and an adventurous spirit that is perhaps the most important aspect of a great master of an improvisational music that is nonetheless tied to a strict musical system (maqam). In eight solo works here, Bashir evokes a well of emotion and creates an inspired sense of melody, playing with impeccable skill and understated virtuosity. --Louis Gibson
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1. Taqsim en Maqam: Nahawand-Kabir
2. Taqsim en Maqam: Rast
3. Taqsim en Maqam: Hijaz Kar Kurd
4. Taqsim en Maqam: Awj
5. Taqsim en Maqam: Awshar
6. Taqsim en Maqam: Kurdi
7. Taqsim en Maqam: Lami
8. Taqsim en Maqam: Dasht

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[03].Munir Bachir - Raga Roots

The pieces of music on this CD are inspired by Indian music and were found by Munir Bashir's children after his death in 1997. The oud is used very effectively to mimic some of the sounds of the sitar, and the tracks on this recording anticipate the numerous later collaborations between oud players and Indian musicians.

1. Raga Roots
2. Allah ou Akbar
3. From the Maqam to the Raga

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HERE

[04].Munir Bachir - Flamenco Roots

An album full of improvisations that link the current classical oud taqseem, to the Flamenco tradition of Spain.

Munir Bashir was one of the greatest soloists of oud and one of the greatest musicians of the Arab World. Born in the northern Iraq, Munir Bashir belonged to a family of very gifted musicians who have passed on from father to son the noble art of playing the oud (lute). Simon Jargy, a professor at the University of Geneva, writes: "He was but five years old when (together with his brother who also became a well-known lutanist) he was taught the first rudiments of lute playing by his father who had become impregnated with the purest oriental and Arab musical traditions of Baghdad, the old capital of the Abbasid Caliphs. Knowing all the subtleties of Arab music and mastering all the secrets of oud playing, Munir Bashir has rapidly become a great artist and an unrivalled virtuoso, giving back to this instrument the importance it had at the time of the Thousand and One Nights. After World War II, he founded an academy of music in Baghdad with a view of teaching oud playing to talented young people. Then he was appointed as a professor at the Art Academy where he succeeded his master Mohieddine Haïdar. He became also head of the musical program for the Iraqi broadcasting Co. Wanting to widen his knowledge, Munir Bashir went to Budapest where he studied traditional folk song and music. In 1965 he obtained a doctor's degree in Budapest and was appointed there as an assistant lecturer at the Academy of Science in the department of folk art."

1. Flamenco Roots
2. Maqam al-Rast
3. Maqam Huzam
4. Boulbol
5. Khayal

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[05]. Munir Bachir - Oud around arab world

Collection of popular folk and classical pieces, played with traditional small orchestra.

Munir Bashir was one of the greatest soloists of oud and one of the greatest musicians of the Arab World. Born in the northern Iraq, Munir Bashir belonged to a family of very gifted musicians who have passed on from father to son the noble art of playing the oud (lute). Simon Jargy, a professor at the University of Geneva, writes: "He was but five years old when (together with his brother who also became a well-known lutanist) he was taught the first rudiments of lute playing by his father who had become impregnated with the purest oriental and Arab musical traditions of Baghdad, the old capital of the Abbasid Caliphs. Knowing all the subtleties of Arab music and mastering all the secrets of oud playing, Munir Bashir has rapidly become a great artist and an unrivalled virtuoso, giving back to this instrument the importance it had at the time of the Thousand and One Nights. After World War II, he founded an academy of music in Baghdad with a view of teaching oud playing to talented young people. Then he was appointed as a professor at the Art Academy where he succeeded his master Mohieddine Haïdar. He became also head of the musical program for the Iraqi broadcasting Co. Wanting to widen his knowledge, Munir Bashir went to Budapest where he studied traditional folk song and music. In 1965 he obtained a doctor's degree in Budapest and was appointed there as an assistant lecturer at the Academy of Science in the department of folk art."

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[01]. Halam Ya Eid
[02]. Ya Hnayyina
[03]. Sanabel,
[04]. Zourouni
[05]. Babel, Nareyn
[06]. Hala La Layya
[07]. Shiwan
[08]. Akafeekum
[09]. Johnny Guitar
[10]. Tali'a Min Beyt Abuha
[11]. Um el-Khelkhal
[12]. Chima Li Wali
[13]. el-Bint el-Shalabiyya
[14]. Basra [15]. Beyn el-D
[16]. Himali wali
[17]. Hhoutwa baad mountassaf el leil
[18]. Hourmane

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[06]. Munir Bashir & Omar Bashir - Duo de 'Ud

Munir Bashir: Messenger of Iraqi music

In 1973 the Iraqi ministery of information appointed Bashir to its culture committee; the regime of the Baath party was not well established at that time and made Bashir to a cultural figure of integration of the Christian minority. Also because of his international popularity, Bashir, who rather presented himself apolitical, seemed to be a suited personality for representing the different ethnic, religious, and political groups of his home country. In 1981 - Saddam Hussein was already in power and the actual forces passing over to the Sunnites – the regime also supports the formation of Bashir’s Iraqi Traditional Music Group that dedicates itself to the diversity of the Iraqi culture. In 1987 – during the First Gulf War – Bashir succeeded in realising a long-cherished project: For the first time the Babylon International Festival of dance, music, and theatre, which Bashir was leading for several years, took place. But Bashir himself rarely spent his time in Baghdad and finally left the country after the Second Gulf War in 1991. Guest performances mainly in Europe offered him a big open-minded audience, and therefore an excellent platform for the presentation of his meanwhile very original and mature style of improvisation and composition. Most of his records were also recorded in Europe. In his last years he aimed at making his son Omar to his musical successor. A duo-recording of Bashir and Omar made in Februar 1994 is considered to be a classic of Bashir’s Œuvre, because of its exemplary combination of traditional - mainly folk - material with most artful technique of improvisation. Munir Bashir died of heart failure in 1997 in Budapest, a short time before his planned departure to his Mexican tour. Honours Bashir, especially in his latter years, received international honours for his musical opus and his engagement for the dialog of cultures. Amongst others he was vice president of the UNESCO International Music Council, knight of the French Legion of Honour, and secretary general of the Arabian music academy in Baghdad.

This pairing of Munir Bashir with his son Omar features a selection of Arab urban songs (baladi) . The second oud is used within each piece to provide a 'dialogue' and echo of the first.
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[01]. Fôg el-Nakhel (Above the Palm Trees)
[02]. Pastâ Baghdadiyya [Popular Iraqi Tune]
[03]. Hanân (Tenderness)
[04]. Dabka (Iraqi Dance)
[05]. Ishtâr (Assyrian-Babylonian Goddess of Fertility)
[06]. Al-Amira Al-Andaluciyya (The Andalusian Princess)

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[07]. Irak: MUNIR BASHIR - Maître du luth arabe "Master of the Arab lute"[3CD SET]
As a passionate defender of Arab music, Munir Bachir was in constant rebellion against the misrepresentation of this music and its use for commercial ends. He spent several years fighting to establish his lute as a solo recital instrument and travelled the world as a true ambassador for Arab classical music, bringing it to specialists as well as to a larger audience. Munir Bachir improvised from fully authenticated sources. As much creator as performer, his music was forever evolving, never repetitive.

A master of the mode-based, raga-like Arabic Taqsim, Munir Bashir transformed the oud (Arabic lute) into an important solo instrument. His improvisations inspired comparison to jazz's most inventive players. According to www.rootsworld.com, Bashir's "improvisations (were) elegantly melodic. He (tended) to favor short phrases and certain moments remind me of the kind of development one might find in unaccompanied saxophone solos by Anthony Braxton and Roscoe Mitchell." Descended from a long line of musicians, Bashir was shown the basics of the Arab lute, by his father, as a child. He continued his musical training at the Baghdad Institute of Music, which he entered at the age of six. Bashir's musical career was balanced by his experiences as an educator. Receiving a doctorate in musicology in 1955, he began lecturing for the folk arts department of Budapest's Academy of Sciences. He eventually rose to directorial positions at the Higher Institute of Music in Baghdad and the Music Service of Iraqi Public Radio. Previously unreleased recordings found by Bashir's children shortly after his death in October 1997 were released as Raga Roots. Bashir's musical legacy is continued by his son, Omar. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide http://www.answers.com/munir+bashir?cat=entertainment
Disc 1 : Munir Bachir live in Paris (1987)


1. Maqam Yekah, Aoudj
2. Maqam Nahawand
3. Maqam Bayat
4. Maqam Hijaz

Disc 2 : Maqâmat (1993)



1. Maqam Bashiri
2. Maqam Benjigah
3. Maqamat Mukhalif, Awshar, Sigah, Saba
4. Maqam al-Asil, invocation
5. Maqam Rast

Disc 3 : Meditations (1995)

TRACK LISTINGS

1. Du'a' - Invocation
2. Raja' - Imploration
3. Al-Naqa' - La purete
4. Al-Mawlawi

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Omar Bashir: A Great Promise on the Arab Music Horizon
Omar Bashir was born in Budapest in 1970 and began playing the oud at the age of five. He was tutored by his father and went on to study at the Conservatory in Baghdad. He later returned to Budapest, where he taught at the University. He is currently based in Budapest and you can find more information about his concerts, albums, etc.

At 31, Omar Bashir, son of the late, renowned Iraqi composer and oud master Munir Bashir, is one of the most prolific Arab musicians today. With seven albums in a variety of styles to his credit, and an extensive resume of live performances in Europe and the Middle East, Omar is a rising star in the world of Arabic music in general and the oud in particular.

Born in Baghdad in 1970 into a musical family (his father, grandfather, and uncle were musicians and oud players), Omar started his musical journey at an early age. At the age of seven he entered the School of Music and Ballet in Baghdad; at nine he played his first oud solo, a 15-minute composition by his father. In 1986, after graduating from the School of Music and Ballet, he joined the School of Music Studies. During this period, he performed in evening concerts as well as shows at the end of the school year. He also led and managed Al Bayariq Group, widely considered one of the best classical Arabic ensembles at that time. After graduating in 1991, he left Baghdad to continue his studies at the Music Academy in Budapest, Hungary, where he also learned classical guitar and Western music. Since graduating from the university in Budapest in 1997, Omar has performed internationally, both solo and with other international musicians, and has helped produce his own albums.

His seven albums are: "From Euphrates to Danube" (1998), "Ud Duet" (1998, with Munir Bashir), "Zikrayati" (1999), "Ashwaq" (1999), "Flamenco Night" (2000), "Maqam" (2000), and "Al-Andalous" (2001). He has two more albums in production and will release them this year.

Omar Bashir: An incredible talent, raised in a family of artists – his grandfather Bachri Abdel Aziz, his father Mounir Bashir and his uncle Jamil were musicians – he began his musical training when he was five years old, when his father gave him his first violin. When he was seven years old, he already frequented the Conservatory of Bagdad and when he was nine he gave his first solo concert. Moving to Hungary in 1991, the homeland of his mother, he studied piano, singing and direction of choir at the Liszt University. Since 1990 Omar Bashir has been playing the oud as a professional. Apart from solo tours he has realized a lot of concerts with his father Mounir, who’s great virtuosity represented a constant stimulus for the young artist (he died in 1997).

[01]. Omar Bashir - Zykrayati..[By Fido]

This is the third album featuring Omar Bashir, and he presents another selection of Iraqi maqamat. He is accompanied by percussion on several tracks. Two of the pieces are based on Kurdish and Iraqi traditional melodies, and Bashir develops them in his unique style.


1. Lourca (trad. Kurd) maqam al-laouk
2. Fok al-Nakhl (trad. Iraq) maqam hijaz
3. Baghdad (Munir Bashir) maqam nahawand
4. Babel (Omar Bashir) maqam moukhalaf, sigah, houzam

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[02]. Omar Bashir - Flamenco Night..[By Fido]

Another live recording, this time in Jordan in 1997, which features some of the old favourites. The accompanying musicians are Robert Michael (guitar), Bashar al-Azzawi (guitar), Benjamin Yousef (bass) and Maher Hanhan (percussion).



1. Lika'
2. Ji Mani Wali (to Jamil Bashir)
3. Al Oud Wal Andalous
4. Baghdad (to Munir Bashir)
5. Pharaon
6. Minal'oud Ilal Guitar

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[03]. Omar Bashir & the Horvath Gypsy Band - Gipsy Oud..[By Fido]



1. Gypsy Oud
2. Gypsy Dance
3. Priental Wind
4. Hungarian Night
5. Forest

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[04]. Omar Bashir - From Euphrat to Danube..[By Fido]

Some experimental works of oud and other western instruments. This is one of Omar's first albums. Omar had studied and lives in Hungary. This is a collection of his compositions that bridge the east and the west.

From Euphrat to Danube

[05].Omar Bashir - Al Andalous

This excellent album features Omar Bashir on oud together with Turo Andras and Balint Petz on Spanish guitar. The interplay between the two instruments is very effective, and the CD even includes a piece written by Jamil Bashir called "My Favourite Dance".
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1. Moliendo Cafe Traditional Spanish (Omar Bashir)
2. Improvisation and Lunga (Omar Bashir)
3. Andalus (Omar Bashir)
4. My Favourite Dance (Jamil Bashir)
5. Improvisation and Ishtar (Omar Bashir)

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[06].Omar Bashir - To My Father

Omar Bashir presents a selection of taqasim and melodies composed by his father Munir Bashir.
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1. Takassim 'Makam Rast' (Iraqi Folk)
2. Takassim 'Makam Nahawand' (Turkish Folk)
3. Takassim 'Makam Ajam'/'Tala min Beit abouha' (Iraqi Folk)
4. Improvisation/'Oum el Rouba' (Munir Bashir)
5. 'Ichbilia'-'Nareen' (Munir Bashir)

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[07].Omar Bashir - Latin Oud

Imagine people without music, language, writing and all art in general, an empty shell with no pearl. Now imagine blending 2 different styles of traditional music, Arabic & Latin, on one CD…This CD is a tribute to these 2 rich cultures, their people and artists. Their voices will be with us forever with a fresh remix of timeless classical songs on the Oud. Omar is a rising star in the world of Arabic music in general and the Oud in particular; he has an extensive resume of live performances in Europe and the Middle East. Oud playing is at its best…beautiful musical dialogues… extremely innovative approach… ecstatic sound! Bashir is a powerful ambassador of Arabic music heritage!
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1. Bint Al Chalabia "Lebanese Folklore"
2. Dharon "Crispy Kings"
3. Fantasy "Omar Bashir"
4. Longa "Turkish Folklore"
5. To My Mother "Omar Bashir"
6. Granada "Omar Bashir / Mounir Bashir"
7. Irak "Iraki Folklore"
8. Layal "Omar Bashir / Turkish Folklore"

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[08].Omar Bashir - Ashwak

Omar Bashir's fourth album contains three extended pieces of music, one taqsim and two sama'is composed by Bashir himself. The sound engineer on this recording is Munir Bashir himself. This is a beautifully presented CD by a modern master of the oud.
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1. Maqam Hijaz Kar
2. Sama'i Layali Baghdad (Omar Bashir)
3. Sama'i Ashwak (Omar Bashir)

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[09].Omar Bashir - Baghdadiyat: Featuring Sahar Taha


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[01]. Haleila Hilwa
[02]. Salam A'alaya
[03]. Che Mali Wali
[04]. A'ami Ya Baya'a El Warid
[05]. Yalli Nesetouna
[06]. Marena Beikum Hamad
[07]. Ya Um El Oyoun El Soud
[08]. Qul Le Ya Hilou
[09]. Mayhana Mayhana
[10]. Mini Shbitha Wu Tathini

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks, excellent post, really a treasure!

dror said...

Thank you so much. I've been looking for some of these M. Bashir records for years now.

Oras said...

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Anonymous said...

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deodac said...

Is there a chance i might download Munir Bachir - Raga Roots?

The links to servers do not appear in my screen...

Thanks !

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