Sabor Flamenco

Posted By MiOd On Friday, November 30, 2007 3 comments
30 Temas con Cabor Flamenco | MP3 192 kbps | Incl. Covers | 170 MB | TRACK LISTINGS 01 Jose El Frances Con Niсa Pastori Y Vicente Amigo - Ya No Quiero Yu Querer 02 Ketama - Mienteme 03 Niсa Pastori - Cartita De Amor3 04 La Barberia Del Sur - Alegrea De Vivir 05 Maita Vende Ca - No Hay Luz Sin Dea 06 Yolanda Ramos - Cachivache (Bonito, Bonito Eres) 07 Raimundo Amador - Un Okupa En Tu Corazуn 08 Antonio Flores - Alba 09 Dieguito El Cigala - Undebel 10 Duquende - La Telita 11 Marina Heredia - Me Duele, Me Duele 12 Carmen Linares - Toma Este Puсal Dorao 13 Pepe Luis Carmona - Caido Del Cielo 14 Paco De Lucia - Sуlo Quiero Caminar 15 Vicente Amigo - Tres Notas Para Decir Te Quiero 16 Jose Merce - Te Roza Y Te Quema 17 Camarуn - La Leyenda Del Tiempo 18 Kiko Veneno - Volando Voy 19 Remedios Amaya - Ture, Turai 20 Navajita Platea - Frio Sin Te 21 Paco Ortega - Calaito 22 Manzanita - Sobrevivire 23 Rosario - Escucha Primo 24 Chaleco - Fugitivas 25 Malou - Kandela 26 Enrique Morente - Tienes La Cara 27 Sorderita - Vorsalino 28 Radio Tarifa - Ose 29 Manolo Sanlecar - Puerta Del Principe 30 El Lebrijano - El Anillo (Chibuli) Download Part One Download Part Two

Urban Raï 3

Posted By MiOd On Friday, November 30, 2007 5 comments
Compilation Raï Urban Raï volume 3

Track Listings
Disc 1/2
01. Kenza Farah feat Le Silence Des Mosquées - Cris De Bosnie
02. Lotfi Double Canon feat Sheryne & Djaka - Ici Ou La-Bas
03. Reda Taliani - Ya El Behlel
04. Cheb Mami - Inshallah
05. Rayan feat Jalal El Hamdaoui - Goulou L'mama
06. Mike Kenli feat Cheb Tarik - Lady
07. Mohamed Lamine - Wana Wana
08. Amine - My Girl (Version Arabe)
09. DJ Jacob feat Marginal & Myma Mendhy - C'est Pas Normal
10. Cheb Bilal - Chriki
11. Cheb Amar - La Frime Bel Milliard
12. Cheb Abbess - Rani M'damar
13. DJ Hassen - Une Indienne Pas Comme Les Autres
14. Cheb Hassen - Omri, Ne T'en Vas Pas
15. Maminou - Machefti Manchemti
16. Reda Taliani - Sendog Lahdjeb
17. NSA - Maghrébines Et Unies
18. Cheb Nourdredine - La Lala
19. Bakar - Mémoires D'immigrés

Disc 2/2
01. Idir feat Wallen - Ya Babba
02. Reda Taliani feat Rappeur D'instinct - Chole Chole
03. Khaled - Yamina
04. Chazi - Chadi Badi
05. Cheb Abbess - 100% Nebrik
06. Jerome Prister feat Sniper - Say You'll Be
07. Takfarinas - Torero
08. Cheb Nacer - Yak Hada Zahri
09. Cheb Hasni - Rani Khalit Amana
10. Cheb Redouanne - Haba Numérique
11. Cheba Zahouania - Ravgouni L'zine
12. Cheb Abbess - Rahat Arlya
13. Khaldoune - Ca Passe Ou Ca Casse
14. Sharaoui - Nahkilek
15. Bakar - Rekbet Fi Tayara
16. Lil'Maaz - Mange Du Kebab
17. Akil - Oeil Bleu

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Classical 2008

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 29, 2007 4 comments

Track Listings
Disc: 1
01. Paul Potts - Nella Fantasia
02. Sarah Brightman - Time To Say Goodbye
03. Il Divo - You Raise Me Up
04. Myleene Klass - Cinema Paradiso
05. Luciano Pavarotti - Requiem
06. Bryn Terfel - Ode To Joy
07. Nigel Kennedy - Czardas
08. Alfie Boe - Caruso
09. Lesley Garrett - Jerusalem
10. Karl Jenkins - Cysgu Di
11. Maria Callas - O Mio Babbino Caro
12. Kings College Choir - Lamb
13. Julian Lloyd Webber And Sarah Chang - All I Ask Of
14. Placido Domingo - O Sole Mio
15. Natalie Dessay - Flower Duet
16. Jacqueline Du Pre - Cello Concerto
17. Kate Royal - Bailero
18. Gabriela Montero - Sarabande
19. Kindred Spirits - Perfect Day
20. Sir Simon Rattle - O Fortuna

Disc: 2
01. Karl Jenkins - Adiemus
02. Natasha Marsh - Ai Giochi Addio
03. Libera - Sanctus
04. Vanessa Mae - Toccata And Fugue In D Minor
05. Cantamus - Ave Maria
06. James Horner - My Heart Will Go On
07. Rolando Villazon - E Lucevan Le Stelle
08. The Sixteen - Gaudeamus Omnes
09. Alison Balsom - Rondo Alla Turca
10. Jonh Tavener - Song For Athene
11. Natalie Clein - Salut Damour
12. Jonh Rutter - Pie Jesu
13. Ian Bostridge - Frondi Tenere Ombra Mai Fu
14. Tasmin Little - Schindlers List
15. Paul Mccartney - Gratia
16. Stanley Myers - Cavatina
17. Michael Nyman - The Piano
18. Mario Lanza - Be My Love
19. Sarah Chang - The Four Seasons
20. Jose Carreras - Nessun Dorma

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Gheorghe Zamfir - Intemporel

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 4 comments
Gheorghe Zamfir - Gold Greatest Hits [Best of] Gheorghe Zamfir - The Very Best of Gheorghe Zamfir Gheorghe Zamfir - Greatest Hits Gheorghe Zamfir - Selection of Zamfir [Best of] Gheorghe Zamfir - Music From The Movies Gheorghe Zamfir - La Magia Del Flauto Di Pan Gheorghe Zamfir - The Feeling Of Christmas Gheorghe Zamfir - The Beautiful Sound Of The Pan Pipes Gheorghe Zamfir - The Lonely Shepherd Gheorghe Zamfir - The Feeling Of Romance Gheorghe Zamfir & Dana Dragomir - Panflojts Favoriter Gheorghe Zamfir & James Last - Lonely Shepherd [Vid]
Gheorghe Zamfir /'ge̯ zamˈfir/ (born April 6, 1941, in Găeşti, Romania) is a musician who is a virtuoso of the pan flute. Originally wanting to become an accordionist, at 14 years of age he began his pan flute studies and was initially self-taught. He continued his education at the Bucharest Academy of Music where he was a pupil of Fanica Luca at the Conservatory of Bucharest (1968). He came to the public eye when he was "discovered" by Swiss ethnomusicologist Marcel Cellier who extensively researched Romanian folk music in the 1960s. Made from the finest Chinese bamboo, he expanded the traditional Romanian-style pan flute ("nai") of 20 pipes to 22, 25, 28 and 30 pipes to increase its range, obtaining as many as nine tones from each pipe by changing the embouchure. Entertainment career Zamfir was rumored to join the legendary power pop band Raspberries on their aborted 1976 tour.[citation needed] Throughout his 50-year-long career, Gheorghe Zamfir has won an overall 120 golden and platinum disc awards and sold over 120 million albums. Zamfir wrote an instructional book, "Traitė Du Naï Roumain: méthode de flûte de pan", Paris: Chappell S.A., 1975, ISBN 88-8291-286-8, and an autobiography "Binecuvântare şi blestem" ("Blessing & Curses)", Arad: Mirador, 2000, ISBN 973-9284-56-6. Zamfir currently resides and teaches panpipe in Bucharest, Romania (2006). Largely through the numerous television commercials for his many albums, he introduced the pan flute to a modern audience and revived it from obscurity. One of his most famous contributions was to the soundtrack for the classic Australian film Picnic at Hanging Rock. His music has also been heard on the soundtracks of many Hollywood movies. He was asked by Ennio Morricone to perform the pieces "Childhood Memories" and "Cockeye's Song" for the soundtrack of Sergio Leone's classic 1984 gangster film Once Upon A Time In America, his music is heard throughout the 1984 film The Karate Kid, and his song "The Lonely Shepherd" which was penned by James Last, and was recorded with the James Last Orchestra is featured in Quentin Tarantino's film Kill Bill Vol. 1 Cultural references This article contains a trivia section. Content in this section should be integrated into the body of the article or removed. * Late night talk show host Johnny Carson often mentioned Zamfir in his Tonight Show monologues. * In an episode of the animated television series King of the Hill, "Propane Boom", Hank Hill suggests Zamfir as a corporate spokesman for Strickland Propane, mentioning that he's sold more records than the Beatles and "his music's better too". * Zamfir was mentioned in two separate episodes of the television series Sports Night. In the episode "The Apology", Casey seeks advice as to what is or isn't "cool", and asks whether or not Zamfir is cool. In the episode "Kafelnikov", Casey uses Zamfir's name and status as "master of the pan flute" in a fake news story. * Zamfir once had a cameo on the Warner Bros. animated series Histeria!, in which he is one of a group of other historical musicians in a Dating Game-style show called "Duets". He is the only prospective bachelor that the bachelorette, Miss Information, is not interested in.
| Flac & CUE - 400 MB | All Covers | MP3 320 Kbps - 170 MB | TRACK LISTINGS (01) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Belle (02) [Gheorghe Zamfir] My Heart Will Go On (03) [Gheorghe Zamfir] La Vie En Rose (04) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Memory (05) [Gheorghe Zamfir] She (06) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Theme De Limelight (07) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Meditation From Thais (08) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Adagio 8 (09) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Yiddish Mama (10) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Send In The Clowns (11) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Pays De Reve (12) [Gheorghe Zamfir] People (13) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Birds Of Winter (14) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Plaisir D'amour (15) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Somewhere My Love (16) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Amazing Grace (17) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Don't Cry For Me Argentina Flac [400 MB] Download Part 1 Download Part 2 Download Part 3 Download Part 4 Download Part 5 OR MP3 320 Kbps [170 MB] Download Part One Download Part Two PW : WeLove-music
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Gheorghe Zamfir - The Feeling Of Romance

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 28, 2007 1 comments
Gheorghe Zamfir - The Feeling Of Romance

Gheorghe Zamfir is a Romanian artist: composer, interpreter, poet. He was born in Gaiesti, on the 6th of april 1941. Attracted to music he entered the Gaiesti Music School, hoping to study the accordion. Instead, he was assigned to a pan flute class where promptly demonstrated an extraordinary ability with the instrument. In 1955 enters the Music School in Bucharest (today- the Musical High School “Dinu Lipatti) in the class of Fanica Luca. In 1959 Zamfir receives the First Prize in a national contest. The same year, he recorded the first songs, personal compositions in a popular style with the Folkloric Orchestra of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Corporation. Another important prize is the one from Levadia, Greece. After the high school graduation, (1961) enters the “Ciprian Porumbescu” Conservatory from Bucharest and graduates in 1966 (Pedagogy section), and in 1968 the section of choir conducting with prof. D.D. Botez and orchestra conducting with Iosif Conta.

In 1966 he is hired as a director of the ensemble “Ciocarlia” having under his baton 300 artists: the symphonic orchestra, the ballet ensemble, the folkloric orchestra and the soloists. In 1966 Zamfir releases his first Electrecord disc which will continue exclusively his most popular authentic compositions, among which the famous songs: “Doina de Jale” and “Doina ca de la Visina”, and in 1968 releases his second disc. Between 1968 and 1970 he goes on his first tours in the Federal Germany, Switzerland, URSS, China, bringing him acclaim from critics and public alike.

(01). My Heart Will Go On
(02). Time To Say Goodbye
(03). How Deep Is You Love
(04). Un-Break My Heart
(05). No Matter What
(06). Can You Feel The Love Tonight
(07). Now And Forever
(08). Sometimes
(09). Back For Good
(10). Big Big World
(11). You Needed Me
(12). Right Here Waiting
(13). Love Is All
(14). Candle In The Wind
(15). (The) Actor
(16). I Will Always Love You
(17). When I Need You
(18). Thank You For The Music

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Gheorghe Zamfir - The Lonely Shepherd

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 26, 2007 2 comments
Pan flute and orchestra unite and give birth to joy, serenity, radiance and visions of pastoral beauty in this superb recording. Highly impressive and highly recommended. ~ MusD, All Music Guide
| APE - 380 MB | Front Cover | MP3 320 Kbps - 180 MB | TRACK LISTINGS (01) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Adagio (02) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Romance (03) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Sicilienne (04) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Adagio (05) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Largo (06) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Allegro (07) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Andante (08) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Air (09) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Summer of '42 (10) [Gheorghe Zamfir] The Lonely Shepherd (11) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Winter (The Four Seasons) (12) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Traumerei (13) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Ave Maria (14) [Gheorghe Zamfir] 'O mio babbino caro' (15) [Gheorghe Zamfir] 'Addio del passato' (16) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Hungarian Dance (17) [Gheorghe Zamfir] 'Donna non vidi mai' (18) [Gheorghe Zamfir] Theme from 'Limelight' (19) [Gheorghe Zamfir] 'Don't cry for me, Argentina' APE [380 MB] Download Part 1 Download Part 2 Download Part 3 Download Part 4 OR MP3 320 Kbps [180 MB] Download Part One Download Part Two PW : WeLove-music

Les escales 16e festival des musiques du monde Aut

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 25, 2007 0 comments
Les Escales 16e Festival Des Musiques Du Monde Autres Mers Album........: Les escales 16e festival des musiques du monde Aut Genre........: Ethnic 00-00-2007 Covers.......: No Quality......: VBR/44,1Hz/Joint-Stereo Url..........: 01. Terrafolk - New gipsy band 02. Tsehaytu Beraki - Lale bola 03. Baba Zula - Zaniye oyun havasi (Zaniye belly dance mood) 04. OMFO - Gutsul electro 05. Burhan Oçal & Istanbul oriental ensemble - Elden ele 06. Nicola Conte - Kind of sunshine 07. Abdulatif Yagoub & DuOud - Ya janiat (the harvesters) 08. Alexei Aigui & Ensemble 4'33" - Degreaser 09. Mazaher - hayye 10. Natacha Atlas - Watashini 11. Zmiya - Al mostafa 12. Kristi Stassinopoulou - Trans Europe Van 13. Abayazid - Biley 14. Basiani - Tamario 15. Rabeh Saqr - Rabeh Saqr 16. Officina Zoé - L'acqua ci te llavi 17. Ivo Papazov - Rouzha 18. Transglobal Underground - Awal 19. Emmanuel Jal - Warchild Download HERE

Ali Akacca - Saklıkent 2 / Hiddencity

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 25, 2007 0 comments
| MP3 VBR kbps | All Covers | 55 MB | TRACK LISTINGS 1.Haykiris 2.Pinar seli 3.Serzenis 4.Aman aman 5.Sonbahar 6.Gizem 7.Yastayim 8.Rumi 9.Hhayaller Download HERE

The Rough Guide to 'Western Europe'

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 25, 2007 0 comments
[01]. The Rough Guide to the Music of Italy

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From high in the Alps to the Calabrian coast, the traditional music of Italy is as varied as its landscape. This Rough Guide offers a glimpse of the country's rich musical heritage, from the mysterious sounding 'a tenore' singing style of Sardinia to the tarantellas of Naples in the south.

Artists include: Daniel Sepe, Tenores Di Bitti, Riccardo Tesi, La Macina, Banda Ionica, Cantovivo and Totore Chessa

Like the other entries in this almost uniformly excellent series, The Rough Guide to the Music of Italy presents a richly diverse introduction to its chosen subject, collecting forms of Italian music both traditional and contemporary, national and localized. Artists present include Banditaliana, Banda Ionica, Baraban, and Tenores Di Bitti. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide


[02]. Rough Guide to Italia Nova

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An interesting compilation of some very new trends in Italian music. The Italia Nova scene is one that combines traditional Italian music with contemporary electronica in some form. It's becoming something of a mainstay of the underground club scene. This trend can take two basic forms: traditional artists adding some electronic kick to their usual work to make it a bit more accessible, or electronica artists adding some bits of traditional music into their work in the constant expansion of samples that's the key to electronica. The album opens up with some horn-based town style, moves into a mix of eurodance and pizzica tarantala, and finishes the opening trio with saxophone master Daniele Sepe. As the album progresses, a good deal of ground is covered, usually with either a basic house beat or some drum and bass as the electronic aspect. The traditional aspects vary a bit from song to song, jumping from Sicilian to Neapolitan to more pizzica, but always keeping the same sort of reveling in the moment that's central to much of traditional Italian music. While all of the tracks have something worth hearing held within, perhaps the most representative of the pieces is a work from Tazenda incorporating an updated version of traditional polyphony along with accordion (and a tiny bit of George Clinton if you listen carefully). Give it a spin for a look at the new edge in the constantly evolving Italian club scene, and a way to catch some of the older traditions outside their usual element. ~ Adam Greenberg, All Music Guide
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[03]. The Rough Guide To The Music Of France

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France has developed a strong musical scene over the last decade, one that treasures its past (evident in "La Bourée Des Capucins"), but also looks to a multi-cultural future, as evidenced by acts like Lo'Jo and Massilia Sound System. Inevitably, there's plenty of accordion -- just listen to Jo Privat & Didier Roussin or Les Orgres De Barback -- but not in the cheesy, sidewalk café sense. That bal musette music, so lovingly played by Les Primitifs du Futur (which includes cartoonist R. Crumb), has a lush, sensual quality that leads well into classic chanson from Edith Piaf or Léo Ferré. Gabriel Yacoub represents the Breton connection, where French and Celtic music meet. France is also home to some hot jazz and gypsy music, as typified by Romane and Angelo Debarre. The pipes are part of the French tradition and get an airing on the spicy "Cayenne," while the vocal past can be heard on "Deomp D'An Univet." Happily, the uncategorizable sound of Dédale is included -- and fitting end, since they're informed by French tradition, but intent on making something very new and challenging from the past. As an overview of French music, this is excellent. ~ Chris Nickson, All Music Guide
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[04]. The Rough Guide to Paris Cafe Music

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The Rough Guide To Paris Café Music conjures up the romantic image of accordion music floating through wisps of smoke from a Gitane, the voice of Edith Piaf and a moonlit Eiffel Tower. This style of music is known as bal-musette and grew from the music of the immigrant communities in Paris at the turn of the last century. This unique and comprehensive collection traces the music from its lowly roots in the café-charbons to its modern incarnations in modern jazz and rock-musette with tracks from its seminal artists.
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[05]. Rough Guide to the Music of Spain

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Subtitled "Infectious Beats From the Spanish Streets," this is a collection of newer, often younger artists, mostly acoustic performers, who are all of, and frequently working in, the traditional and regional styles of Spain. There's plenty of Andalusian influence here, right from Javier Ruibál's opening track into Javier Paxarino's Arabic-inflected "Amanecer el la Sabika," but that's hardly all. Galicia is represented by Anubía, while the wonderful Hiru Truku and "Neska Soldadua" raise the Basque flag. In between there's a very fair selection of what's going on in Spain, whether it's the flamenco of Diego Carrasco or the political Catalan song of María del Mar Bonet. At its heart, as the compilers note, a lot of this might be classified as pop music (though not in the more American sense), but still very rooted. Notably, some experimental performers, such as Mercedes Peon and those working in a straight folk form (like Susana Seivane), aren't here, but that's fine; this gives exposure to many lesser-known talents, all of whom deserve it. A strong look at a part of Spain that hasn't received enough international sun -- yet. ~ Chris Nickson, All Music Guide
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[06]. The Rough Guide To The Music Of Portugal

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The popularity of Brazilian music in jazz and pop-jazz circles has inspired some artists who aren't from Portuguese-speaking countries to learn to sing in Portuguese. In fact, some American jazz singers (such as Susannah McCorkle) can actually sing convincingly in that language. Most of them have learned Portuguese as it's spoken in Brazil, but as this CD demonstrates, there's a whole other world of great Portuguese-language singing -- Portugal itself. The liner notes for The Rough Guide to the Music of Portugal describe Portuguese music as "one of the great and overlooked joys of European culture," and it's hard to argue with that after listening to this collection of mostly fado music (a style that has some similarity to the music of other Southern European countries like Italy and Spain). Containing mostly recordings from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, this compilation turns the spotlight on many of fado's important singers, including Amalia Rodrigues, Jose Afonso, Maria Da Fe, Jose Afonso, Teresa Silva Carvalho, Maria Teresa de Noronha, Vitorino and Dulce Pontes. Most of these songs are acoustic, emphasizing acoustic guitar, and have a traditional outlook, but Lendas & Mitos' "Barquinha Do Mar" provides an electric take on fado that incorporates both rock and Scottish/Celtic music. Lovers of Brazilian music will notice how different Portuguese and Brazilian singers are in their approach to the Portuguese language -- in fact, their accents and pronunciation are every bit as different as an American's English would be from that of a Londoner. If you've never experienced the joys of fado, this superb CD would be an excellent place to start. ~ Alex Henderson, All Music Guide


[07]. Rough Guide To The Music Of Greece

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This welcome addition to the Rough Guide catalog shines a light on a country whose music has largely been ignored internationally, and proves that, within the borders of Greece, the musical traditions are complex and marvelously rewarding. Thankfully it's not solely focused on modern-day artists, but frames them in the context of the past, with tracks by the legendary Kostas Nouros, "The Nightingale of Smyrna," and George Koros, the man responsible for really introducing the fiddle into Greek music (his "Ballos" is an aural treat). Inevitably, there's plenty of rembetika and laiko, those particularly indigenous Greek forms, but this stretches beyond that, to encompass the jazz-funk of Mode Pagal, whose "Pikrodafni" is rather insipid and uninspired, as well as several of the superb female Greek singers who've broken through in recent decades, like Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Glykeria, and Savina Yannatou, perhaps the most adventurous of them all. And no overview of Greek music would be complete without Mikis Theodorakis, best known for his theme to Zorba the Greek. Memorable as that was, his real writing has extended in so many directions, and "To Trizoni" offers just a small glimpse of one of his facets. With excellent liner notes and an enhanced CD that gives you all the information on Greece from The Rough Guide to World Music, it leaves you fully prepared to delve more deeply into music that deserves wider discovery. ~ Chris Nickson, All Music Guide
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Gheorghe Zamfir - The Beautiful Sound Of The Pan Pipes

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 25, 2007 2 comments
| MP3 320 kbps | All Covers | 165 MB | TRACK LISTINGS 01. Doina De Jale Ciocirlia 02. Doina De La Visina 03. Domasnea 04. Suite Of Oltenis Dances 05. Arad 06. Dance Of Breaza 07. Sarmis & Trefla 08. Balada Lui Costea Pacurarul 09. Flora 10. Doina Diu Arges 11. Bocet Download Part One Download Part Two

Tessa Souter - Listen Love

Posted By Olga On Saturday, November 24, 2007 1 comments
Tessa Souter - 2004 - Listen Love
Daughter of an English mother and Trinidadian father, Tessa sings jazz with the soul and passion of Flamenco and World music... Extraordinary authenticity. Musical sophistication. A must-see for lovers of world class jazz vocalizing. by Los Angeles Times
Born in London of Trinidadian and English parents, New York-based vocalist, composer, and lyricist Tessa Souter (soo-ter) infuses jazz with the soul and passion of flamenco, Indian and Middle Eastern music. There's no one doing what Tessa does," enthused Village Voice and New York Sun critic Will Friedwald. "One of the most imaginatively programmed vocal sets of recent memory." said the Los Angeles Times, in a rave review of her California debut at the Catalina Bar and Grill in 2002. And it's not just the critics who admire her. Soul jazz singer Jon Lucien said of Listen Love. "Magnificent! I couldn't stop playing it over and over. She blew me away!" Taught to sing at the age of three by her mother, Tessa took up the guitar at 12. She was encouraged in her early teens to pursue a singing career, but took a detour - early motherhood, university and journalism. In 1992, she moved to San Francisco, where she wrote for the British press, including Vogue, Elle, The Guardian and The Times, and became one of the original six members of The Writer's Grotto, along with Po Bronson (who cites her in his best seller What Should I Do With My Life), Ethan Canin, Ethan Watters, Josh Kornbluth and David Munro. After moving to New York in 1996, she started sitting in at jazz jams, before winning a scholarship to study at New York's Manhattan School of Music in 1998. She left to study privately with jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy. Since her professional debut in 1999 Tessa has performed with some of the world's jazz greats, including Mark Murphy, Joe La Barbera, Marvin Sewell, Larry Koonse, Latin Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria and jazz tuba legend Howard Johnson. WNPK Radio FM says: "It's hard to believe she only recently became a vocalist, because she sings with the authority and passion that usually comes from long experience." To quote Los Angeles-based guitarist Larry Koonse, "Tessa Souter has all the qualities I value most in a musician: great time, beautiful phrasing, gorgeous sound, a respect for silence, an emotional connection to the moment, and a wonderful ability to tell a story. She is the 'real thing' in every way.
| MP3 | 320kbps | Incl. Cover | 97 MB | 2004 | Release Date: 2004 Label: Nara


1. The Peacocks 2. Willow 3. Caravan 4. Listen Love 5. Fragile 6. You Don't Have to Believe 7. Daydream 8. Insensatez 9. Left Alone 10. The Creator Has a Master Plan

Download HERE For more information about Tessa please visit her official web-site

Gheorghe Zamfir - The Feeling Of Christmas

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, November 24, 2007 0 comments
| MP3 160 kbps | Front Cover | 60 MB | TRACK LISTINGS 01. Silent Night 02. White Christmas 03. Mary's Boy Child - Winter Wonderland - Feliz Navidad 04. A Thousand Candles 05. O'Tannenbaum - Away In A Manger 06. Come All Ye Faithfull 07. Ave Maria 08. Rudolph The Red Nosed - I Saw Mommy - Jingle Bells 09. When You Wish Upon A Star 10. Oh Holy Night 11. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem - Have Yourself_ 12. Last Christmas - It's Gonna Be A Cold Cold X-Mas 13. Glory The Earth Download HERE

Zamfir - Gold: Greatest Hits [Best of]

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, November 24, 2007 5 comments
Gheorghe Zamfir - The Very Best of Gheorghe Zamfir Gheorghe Zamfir - Greatest Hits Gheorghe Zamfir - Selection of Zamfir [Best of] Gheorghe Zamfir - Music From The Movies Gheorghe Zamfir - La Magia Del Flauto Di Pan Gheorghe Zamfir & Dana Dragomir - Panflojts Favoriter Import exclusive compilation featuring 21 classic tracks from the master of the pan flute including 'The Lonely Shepherd', 'Memory' & 'Ave Maria'. | MP3 VBR H.Q kbps | All Covers | 115 MB | TRACK LISTINGS 01. Lonely Shepherd 02. Duet from "The Pearl Fishers" 03. Black Rose 04. Summer of Love (Été d'Amour) 05. She 06. Andrew's Theme 07. Chariots of Fire 08. Your Song 09. Theme from "Limelight" 10. Memory 11. Blue Navajo 12. Solitude 13. Ave Maria 14. Theme from "Summer of '42" 15. Don't Cry for Me Argentina 16. Serenade (From String Quartet in F) 17. Ladies Waltz 18. Stranger on the Shore 19. Somewhere My Love 20. Danny Boy 21. Rose Download Part One Download Part Two

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Gheorghe Zamfir - La Magia Del Flauto Di Pan

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, November 24, 2007 1 comments
| MP3 VBR H.Q kbps | All Covers | 70 MB | TRACK LISTINGS 01. The Lonely Shepherd 02. Fantasy (Doina: Sus Pe Culmea Dealului) 03. Etè d'Amour 04. Habanera 05. Cockey's Song 06. Summer of '42 07. Memory 08. Deguello 09. Unchained Melody 10. Bilitis 11. Ladie's Waltz 12. Dont't Cry for Me Argentina Download HERE

Gheorghe Zamfir & Dana Dragomir - Panflojts Favoriter

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, November 24, 2007 0 comments
| MP3 256 kbps | Incl. Covers | 145 MB | TRACK LISTINGS 01 - Mio my mio 02 - Unchained melody 03 - Air romance 04 - A whole new world 05 - Into the light 06 - For your eyes only 07 - Firutza 08 - Once up on the time 09 - I en klosterträdgård 10 - Cavatina 11 - Ballad för en panflöjt 12 - Beauty and the beast 13 - Skallgång 14 - I Will always love you 15 - Sweet ocean 16 - Everything i do (I do it for you) 17 - Chiquitita 18 - Where do I begin Download Part One Download Part Two

Panpipes At Christmas (2CD)

Posted By White Rose On Thursday, November 22, 2007 5 comments
MP3 320 Kb|Full Cover|295 MB Track List CD1: * 01.Last Christmas * 02.Do They Know It's Christmas * 03.Merry Christmas Everyone * 04.Stop The Cavalry * 05.Driving Home For Christmas * 06.Ahite Christmas * 07.Happy Christmas (War Is Over) * 08.Step Into Christmas * 09.Christmas Time * 10.Mistletoe And Wine * 11.Wonderful Christmas Time * 12.Silent Night * 13.All I Want For Christmas Is You * 14.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town * 15.Mary's Boy Child * 16.When I Child Is Born * 17.Little Drummer Boy * 18.If Every Day Was Like Christmas * 19.In Dulci Jubilo * 20.Ave Maria CD2: * 01.The First Noel * 02.O Little Town Of Bethlehem * 03.The Twelwe Days Of Christmas * 04.White Christmas * 05.O Come All Faithful * 06.Silent Night * 07.Ave Maria * 08.Hark The Herald Angels Sing * 09.Jingle Bells * 10.The Little Drummer Boy * 11.O Christmas Tree * 12.Winter Wonderland * 13.Deck The Halls * 14.Sleigh Ride * 15.The Christmas Song * 16.The Holly And The Ivy * 17.Jolly Old St Nicholas * 18.Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer * 19.International Christmas Medley * 20.European Christmas Medley * 21.Alpine Christmas Medley * 22.International Christmas Medley Download HERE Download HERE Download HERE

Wonderful Christmas Jazz

Posted By White Rose On Thursday, November 22, 2007 5 comments
MP3 320 Kb|Full Cover|157 MB Track List 01. Sleigh Ride 02. Jingle Bells 03. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 04. Feliz Navidad 05. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 06. Blue Christmas 07. God Rest Ye Merry Genthlemen 08. Ding Dong Merrilly On High 09. Santa Clous Is Coming To Town 10. Jingle Bell Rock 11. Winter Wonderland 12. Little Drummer Boy 13. Good King Wenceslas 14. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 15. Deck The Halls 16. Let It Snow 17. C Jam Blues 18. Jolly Old St Nick 19. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree 20. Frosty The Snowman Download HERE Download HERE

Hassan Kassai - Le Ney Iranien

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 19, 2007 3 comments
Hassan Kassaï: Le Ney
Hassan Kassai: This important Iranian artist is also sometimes identified as Hassan Kassayi. He is one of the masters of the Persian ney, an extremely expressive reed instrument used in Iranian classical music. The music is derived from modal systems known as dastgah and is related to ancient Greek music. Performers are required to master many different scale patterns and harmonic combinations and to be able to improvise with them in a meaningful manner. Known sometimes just as "master Kassai," he is the instrumentalist younger players such as Hossein Omoumi look to for inspiration and is frequently referred to as the best ney player in history. He grew up in a home that appreciated music, and in fact his house was something of a popular rendezvous for musicians, such as vocalist Seyed Hosein Taherzadeh, tar player Akbar Khan Noroozi, vocalist Esmayil Addib Khansari, and the great ney player Aboihassan Sabba. The young boy developed a love of music from these surroundings and his father arranged his first studies with vocal teacher Taj Isfahani. In 1947, he began his ney studies with Mehdi Navai, a former student of Asdollah. This teacher died three years into what had been planned to be nearly a decade of study, but had told Kassai's father, "All that I acquired in 40 years, this youth learned from me in only three months." He studied further with Abolhassan Sabba, drinking in a rich broth of classical repertoire which has served as the wellspring of his gushing performing career exceeding half a century. Imbedded in his discography and history of performances is the actual radical growth of the repertoire for this instrument itself. He added many tunes that, prior to his mastery, would have been considered impossible by players of the instrument. A double CD with many of his groundbreaking recordings has been assembled and released by Mahour. He is featured on the Philips series Modal Music and Improvisations, sponsored by UNESCO. Kassai's best-known recording is his solo album for the French Playasound label. ~ Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide

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    Dastgah-e Shour
  1. Pishdâramâd - Shahnâz Tshahâmezrâb
  2. Kereshmé, Kutsh-Bâgh, Hosseini, Hazîn
  3. Shékasté, Ruh-Ol-Arwn, Dashti, Abu-Ata, Gérayéli, Hedjaz, Djamé-Darân
  4. Dastgah-e Mahour
  5. Tshahâmezrâb - Delkash, Feïli
  6. Shékatsé, Hesar, Safir, Betsé-Negar, Albo-Tshap, Khôravini, Arâq
  7. Safi-Namé, Saghi-Namé, Besté-Negar, Tasalsol
Other performers: Djahangir Behesti (tombak)
Playing time: 46'45"
This is a "gold" CD.

Pologne - Chansons et danses populaires

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 19, 2007 1 comments
chansons et danses populaires • folk songs and danses
A more "hardcore" selection of field recordings compiled by Anna Czekanowska. Includes recordings of music by ethnic minorities. Good notes.

Musique instrumentale polonaise
01. Zbójnicka nutas (mélodie de voleur)
02. Zbójnicka nutas
03. Suite de la région de Podhale
04. Obyrtac (danse tournoyante)
05. Polne (mélodie populaire)
06. Oberek (danse en couple)
07. Chodzony (marche) Chants coutumiers
08. Sidaj panna mlodo (chant de noce)
09. Oj przyleciala siwa zezolia (chant de noce)
10. Wianij mnie matejko wianuj (chant de quête)
11. Le départ de la mariée (chant de noce)
12. Chant de moisson Chansonnettes et danses chantées
13. Chodzony (marche)
14. Chant d’amour et vivat
15. Chant de danse satirique Chants longs, lyriques et narratifs
16. Fragment de balade
17. Berceuse
18. Lesna (chants lyrique rituel)
19. Chant historique Musique des ensembles folkloriques
20. Zarzyj ze koniu zarzyj (chants lyriques)
21. A jak ze koniu zarzyj (chant lyriques)
22. Polka Musique des minorités
23. Chant de noce ukrainien
24. Chant historique ukrainien
25. Chant de Noël ukrainien
26. Chant d’orphelin lithuanien
27. Chant polyphonique lithuanien
28. Polka Szabasówka (danse du répertoire juif)
29. Kolo, danse balkanique
30. Ozwodna, mélodie tsigane

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Le Festival au Desert

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 19, 2007 0 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce (Ripper & Uploader) Le Festival au Désert Exil 3098-2, 2003 TRACK LISTINGS 01. Takamba Super Onze - Super 11 4:46 02. Afel Bocoum - Buri Baalal 5:00 03. Tartit - Tihar Bayatin 3:02 04. Robert Plant & Justin Adams - Win My Train Fare Home 6:03 05. Sedoum Ehl Aida - Ya Moulana 3:19 06. Lo'Jo + Django - Jah Kas Cool Boy 5:01 07. Oumou Sangare - Wayena 3:01 08. Ali Farka Toure - Karaw 4:56 09. Tinariwen - Aldachan Manin 3:38 10. Adama Yalomba - Politique 3:12 11. Tidawt - Ariyalan 2:11 12. Ludovico Einaudi & Ballake Sissoko - Chameaux 3:46 13. Kel Tin Lokiene - Ihama 2:45 14. Kwal + Foy-Foy - Le Juge Ment 4:01 15. Tinde - Wana 3:10 16. Aicha Bint Chighaly - Koultouleili-Khalett La 4:19 17. Igbayen - Oubilalian 2:22 18. Baba Salah - Fady Yeina 2:10 19. Blackfire - What Do You See 3:39 20. Django - Laisse-Moi Dire 2:34 320 kbps mp3; including full booklet scans Download Part One Download Part Two

L. Subramaniam

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 19, 2007 3 comments
L. Subramaniam
Kalyani, 1992
A gifted South Indian counterpart of Jean-Luc Ponty on the electric violin, and endlessly curious about all kinds of music, Subramaniam has been a pioneer in exploring intelligent fusions between European classical music, American jazz, rock, and South Indian music. His father, a master Indian violinist, and mother, who played the Indian veena, were his first musical influences, and after abandoning a career in medicine, he formed a violin trio with his two brothers while still in India. He toured America and Europe with Ravi Shankar and ex-Beatle George Harrison in 1974, made his first fusion album in Copenhagen (Garland), and wrote material for Stu Goldberg and Larry Coryell in 1978. He settled in the Los Angeles area in the late ’70s in order to earn a doctorate in Western music at the California Institute of the Arts, where he also taught South Indian music. He led a group with Coryell, George Duke, and Tom Scott in the 1980s, and recorded several fascinating LPs for Milestone — including an LP with Stephane Grappelli — that fused classical music, electric and acoustic jazz, and South Indian music. Subramaniam has also written works for classical orchestras; his Violin Concerto juxtaposes naïve Hollywood-ish romantic music with South Indian instruments and structures. His debut for the Erato Detour label, Global Fusion, followed in 1999.

1. Varnam. Ragam Kalyani, Talam Adi 21.45
2. Kriti (Tyagaraja). Ragam Bilahari, Talam Khanda Capu 24.08

L. Subramaniam - violin
Poovalur V. Srinivasan - mridangam
T.H. Subashchandran - ghatam

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L. Subramaniam - Electric Modes, 1988/1995

CD 1
1. Dance of Shiva
2. Passion
3. Contemplation
4. Ragam
5. Tanam

CD 2
1. Hamsadhwani
2. Hindolam
3. Revati
4. Hamsanadam - Ragam & Tanam
5. Abhogi
6. Kapi, Talam Eka

L. Subramaniam - violin
Poovalur V. Srinivasan - mridangam
T.H. Subashchandran - ghatam

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Part 1 | Part 2

L. Subramaniam
The Magic of, 2001

1. Varnam Evvari bodhana (Patnam Subramania Iyer). Ragam Abhogi, Talam Adi 15.53
2. Kriti Maha Ganapatim (Muthuswamy Dikshitar). Ragam Nattai, Talam Adi 6.46 Ragam Vachaspati, Talam Tisra Jati Jampa (Khanda Nadai)
3. I. Ragam 7.21
4. II. Thanam 3.14
5. III. Pallavi 12.52
6. Mangalam (Tyagaraja). Ragam Saurashtram, Talam Adi 1.25

L. Subramaniam - violin
Zakir Hussain - tabla
R.V. Raghavan - mridangam, ghatam

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Vanuatu (Nouvelles Hebrides) - Musiques coutumieres

Posted By MiOd On Monday, November 19, 2007 0 comments
Vanuatu (Nouvelles-Hébrides / New Hebrides) -
Singsing-Danis Kastom. Musiques coutumières / Custom music, 1994
Track Listings
01. Ahi Gavegave (Song of Anger) Scénes de rites publics de prise de rang
02. Dingidingi
03. Ahi Tigo Qaravu
04. Ahi Bue-Suresure
05. Ahi Bue-Suresure [Fin]
06. Speech by a Sponsor; "Welcome Drumming"
07. Na Huqe
08. Sawagoro Démonstration de percussions
09. Buelamba Chants collectifs ou en solo
10. Rugurugubea
11. Surisuri Basatura
12. Tuvai
13. Siro-Siroi
14. Na Polo
15. Waswastambia
16. Veveve Tagaro a Gobio (Song 48)
17. Veveve Tagaro a Gobio (Song 64)
18. Veveve Tagaro a Gobio (Song 66) Rite de société secrète
19. Qat Baruqu

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Inde - Percussions rituelles du Kerala Vol. 1 Kshetra Vadyam

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 18, 2007 1 comments
Inde / India - Percussions rituelles du Kerala
Ritual Percussions of Kerala - Vol. 1:
Kshetram Vadyam , 1998

1. Maddalam Keli
2. Panchavadyam
3. Kuzhal Pattu
4. Chempata Melam

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Beihdja Rahal - La Nouba Zidane

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 18, 2007 1 comments
Behdja Rahal, une voix raffinée...

The record suggests that this record is entirely devoted to the Nuba Zidane. This feature Nouba had to be played in the middle of the night. It is regarded as one of the most important heritage of Algeria. This has inspired Nouba Camille Saint during his membership of the "Bacchanale" Samson et Dalila. Beihdja Rahal and a whole suggest the following movements:

01 . Touchiya Zidane
02 . Inkilab Zidane: Ana kad cana li khalil (J'avais un amant)
03 . Improvisation au violon par Smaïl Abdessemed
04 . M'cedar Zidane: Bi dimeme el haoua (Sous la protection de la passion)
05 . Istikhbar: Ya men yahouahou kalbi (Ô! celui que désire mon cœur)
06 . B'taïhi Zidane: Maâchouk min ghaïdi el hissen (Je suis amoureux de la grâce de la belle)
07 . Improvisation au luth par Kamel Aouissi
08 . Derj Zidane: El haoua dell el oussoud (Le désir est l'humilité des lions)
09 . Insiraf Zidane: Ya kamil al-maâni (Toi aux qualités parfaites)
10 . Insiraf Zidane: Touiyari mesrar (Mon oiseau est plein de grâce)
11 . Khlass Zidane: Ama tetaki al-Lah (Ne crains-tu pas Dieu)
12 . Khlass Zidane: Amchi ya rassoul (Avance Ô! messager)

Ya kamil al-maâni (9)
You qualities perfect, my connection with you is my cure Quit this bouderie, my fate is tied to thee Make visit, Oh! Prophet, my home honors You pulled burned with the flame of passion It's yours, which committed misconduct Honore, Oh! Beauty, or it's up to me to honor Come to me small gazelle And doing what you love to do, what you want My soul is yours, though subject How sweet you are, how much you are loved Your lord high t'a Kings and Monarchs comply with your orders Make visit, Oh! Beauty, or I go visit you.

Touiyari mesrar (10)
My little bird is full of grace It does no light It does no light Her beak is yellow, his chest is red Her beak is yellow, his chest is red He sang aloud, it is made for the feast He sang aloud, it is made for the feast He defeated wings and flew He defeated wings and flew He left the scene for a moment He left the scene for a while Then he turned around and landed on my hand Then he turned around and landed on my hand Life has never lasted after me in person. Life has never lasted after me in person.

Ama tetaki al-Lah (11)
Do you not fear God, you hurt my heart? Do not add to my thinness another thinness Nobody acted as I acted out of ignorance I was free and I became a slave debased How many times I stayed standing Nearly houses currently call you. Oh! See my friends! Know that the faithful friend was hijacked me Oh! Guide in the path of blessing, I am a friend You who preserves the stumbling, relève-moi my falls.

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Beihdja Rahal - La Nouba MEZMOUM

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 18, 2007 1 comments
Behdja Rahal, une voix raffinée...
Behdja Rahal, a fine voice ... Beihja Rahal comes from a middle artistic, but it is the only one to have made a career in music, a genre in particularly difficult and selective: Andalusian singing. In fact, the practice of this art requires both a great dexterity to handle the instrument-one it has chosen, kouitra, a former Algerian typically, is especially difficult to control and a voice-perfect. She continued her musical education with the great masters of the Arab-Classicism: The best known were Abderrezak Fakhardji, Mohamed Khaznadji and Zoubir Karkachi. Bahja Rahal, who now 40 years old, singing since the age of 12 years. Recognizing dominate an art where very few women excellent, it decided a decade ago to make a career. The singer has completed a painstaking work, that to embark on the registration of twelve noubas remaining Andalusian heritage. Through this initiative for several reasons, she also wanted to prove that the female voice has emerged. A bet, a priori, succeeded because thanks to his professionalism and his determination, it remains today the singer Andalusian the most listened and most appreciated. It is surrounded by some musicologists and seasoned musicians for the recording of his nine noubas. This pure happiness for two hours was obtained Beihdja Rahal to his fans is only part remission since, in a few months, it will present the tenth nouba Raml Maya. In his concerts, at the earliest musical notes, the spirits escape in enjoying this beautiful music millennium. With his voice caressing and refined Beihdja Rahal made praises to the Creator and his prophets with emotion. Side orchestra, it abandoned the crowded orchestras in vogue in recent years and returned to training room that leave room for improvisation. Today, Andalusian music is no longer seen as an elitist music, the audience grows by the day. Beihdja Rahal underscores the growing popularity of this music with Algerian youth "nouba was commercial. Proof if any, the various solicitations I receive from my publisher. That means it is much in demand. " Another example of its popularity, Beihdja is often approached in the street by young people who recognize his talent.

1. Inkilab Mezmoum: Ya Ghayat el Maksoud
2. M'Ceder Mezmoun: Ya Men Saken Sadri
3. Improvisation au Violon (Smail Abdesmade)
4. Baakir Ila Chadi Oua Kaasi
5. Improvisation au Luth (Aouissi Kamel)
6. Derj Mezmoum: Khadem Li Saadi
7. Insiraf Mezmoum: Kam Li Fil Machya
8. Insiraf Mezmoum: Farakouni
9. Khlass Mezmoum: Ya Rouhi Oua Ya Rihali
10. Khlass Mezmoum: Ya Moukabil
11. Khlass Mezmoum: Koudom el Habib

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Terremoto de Jerez - Grands Cantaores du Flamenco, Vol. 4

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 18, 2007 2 comments
Terremoto de Jerez - Grands Cantaores du Flamenco, Vol.4, 1994 (1988)
Fernando Fernández Monje a.k.a. Terremoto de Jerez was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádix), in 1934 and died in this same city in 1981. He was a singer (cantaor), and dancer (bailaor) of Flamenco. He started his career as a dancer, and at that time he was called Terremoto (earthquake) because of his very percussive way to stamp on the ground. In the 1950s he launched his career as a singer and sang in the taverns of Jerez, Madrid and Barcelona. He died of a heart failure when he was 47 years old. He is regarded as one of most impressive flamenco singers of all times. He excelled in the profound vocal styles of tonas, seguiriyas, soleares, as well as fandangos and malaguenas, but his speciality were the bulerias. His powerful singing was characterized by a deep voice with gypsy accent. Together with Manuel Torre, Agujetas, La Piriñaca and others, he represents the tradition of "cante de Jerez", the vocal style of Jerez

01. De Santiago Y Santa Ana (Siguiriyas)
02. Como Si Fuera Una Iglesia (Bulerias)
03. Ni Testigos Ni Abogados (Fandangos)
04. No Me Quiere Tu Gente (Soleares)
05. La Calle Nueva (Bulerias)
06. Remedio No Tenga (Soleares)
07. Que La Besara En Las Manos (Fandangos))
08. Mira Lo Que Es Ignorancia (Bulerias por Solea)
09. Morirme Quisiera (Siguiriyas)
10. Fiesta En El Barrio Santiago (Fiesta por Bulerias)

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Tahmoures Pournazeri - Leyla Khatoun

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, November 18, 2007 2 comments
Tahmoures Pournazeri
Leyla Khatoun
(Avaye Novin)
Lute & Iranian Percussion

Tahmoures Pournazeri was born in Iran, and is the son of the well-known Iranian musician Kaykhosro Pournazeri, founder of the Shams Ensemble. This group, which includes Tahmoures and his brother Sohrab, was established in 1977 to revitalise traditional Persian music and musical instruments. Tahmoures himself plays a variety of instruments including the tar, setar, dotar and daf as well the oud. He has worked with a wide range of artists, including jazz, Indian and classical musicans, and is a regular performer in the United States as well as in his native Iran.

Tahmoures Pournazeri is the son of the well-known Iranian musician Kaykhosro Pournazeri, and as well as the oud (barbat) he plays other traditional Persian instruments including the tar, setar, dotar and daf.

A selection of Tahmoures Pournazeri's own compositions, accompanied by Shahab Paranj on percussion. This CD is available from

1. Mastom
2. Yare Aziz
3. Navaee
4. Naranj o Limoo
5. Leyla Khanoom
6. Barivan
7. Manijeh
8. Shamameh

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Udi Hrant, Early Recordings, Vol. I&II, Traditional Crossroads

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, November 17, 2007 3 comments
Udi Hrant Kenkulian
The Early Recordings
Vol. 1 Traditional Crossroads, 1995

Udi Hrant Kenkulian(1901–August 29, 1978), often referred to as Udi Hrant ("oud-player Hrant") or as Hrant Emre ("Hrant of the soul") was an oud player of Turkish classical music, and a key transitional figure in its transformation into a contemporary popular music. He was an ethnic Armenian citizen of Turkey who spent most of his life in Turkey and wrote most of his lyrics in Turkish. He went to the United States of America to have his blindness treated, and performed while in America. As an oud player, he was a major innovator, introducing left-hand pizzicato, bidirectional picking (the tradition had been to use the pick only on the downstroke), double stops, and novel tunings (sometimes using open tunings or tuning the paired strings in octaves instead of to a single note). According to Harold G. Hagopian, he was most respected for his improvisational taksim Born near Istanbul, declared blind four days after his birth, Hrant as a child sang in the choir of an Armenian Apostolic Church. His family fled to Konya in 1915 to escape the Armenian Genocide; there Hrant first studied the oud, with a teacher named Garabed. In 1918 the family returned west, first to Adapazarı and then to Istanbul, where Hrant continued his musical studies under some of the leading teachers of the time, including Kemani Agopos Ayvazyan, Dikran Katsakhian, and Udi Krikor Berberian. Somewhere along the way he also learned to speak French, and was actually accepted at age 16 to a Paris-based school for the blind, but he contracted typhoid fever and was unable to travel. Several attempts (including by doctors in Vienna) failed to restore his eyesight, which prevented him from playing in ensembles. He made a modest living playing in cafes, giving music lessons, and selling instruments. There is some question about when he first recorded; he claimed to have made a record as early as age 19, but his earliest known recordings would appear to be from no earlier than 1927, since they used an electronic microphone. In 1928, he fell in love with Ağavini, the sister of one of his students, but her parents would not let her marry a musician; they met again by accident in 1937 and married ten years later. In the meantime, he had written numerous songs about his desire for an absent love. He slowly, but steadily, gained more fame as a musician. Some of his Turkish recordings were released internationally as early as the 1930s, first on RCA Victor, and later on such labels as Balkan (New York), Perfectaphone and Yildiz (probably, according to Hagopian, a single company, address unknown), and Istanbul (Los Angeles). Composer Şeirf Içli introduced him to Kanuni Ismail Şençalar, in whose group he played for a while, leading to opportunities to perform on Ankara Radio. In 1950, a wealthy Greek American brought him to America for another (unsuccessful) attempt at restoring his eyesight. The trip, however, led to a series of concerts in New York City, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Fresno, California, playing both Turkish classical music and his own compositions. This tour apparently increased his prestige at home: he began to perform frequently on Istanbul Radio, first as a soloist and later with a chorus he formed. It also recorded in U.S. recording sessions for Smyrnaphon and Oriental Moods. The former, according to Hagopian, are marred by his being "paired… with inferior musicians". The latter were a deluxe set, believed to be the first ever inclusion of an oud with a violin and piano in a chamber music setting, issued in an elaborately packaged set with English language titles given to the songs. The recording included both Hrant's originals and classic songs by Kanuni Artaki, Bimen Şen, and others. During his trips to the U.S., he conducted master classes with young Armenian-American oud players such as Richard Hagopian, John Berberian, and Harry Minassian. His recordings for Balkan, (with Şükrü Tunar on clarinet, Ahmet Yatman on kanun and Ali Kocadine on drum, are notable for the fact that although they were recorded in Turkey, with a mix of Turkish and Armenian musicians, they include lyrics in Armenian; he also did other records with Turkish lyrics with the same line-up. His original songs written in Armenian include "Parov Yegar Siroon Yar," "Siroon Aghchig," "Anoosh Yaren Heratsa," "Khrjit," and "Srdis Vra Kar Me Ga." He toured internationally again in 1963, playing in Paris, Beirut, Greece, the United States, and Yerevan, then the capital of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. He recorded again in the U.S. at this time, but according to Hagopian the recordings are "inferior… for small labels and record producers eager to capitalize on the 'belly-dance craze'". His last performance was in Istanbul in April 1978, at which time he was already suffering from the cancer that would kill him that August. Get this and Volume 2 and you are well on your way to a stunning collection of music to immerse yourself in. I don't have the self-titled collection yet. To the best of my knowledge it is an amateur recording made by a student of Hrant's during some oud lessons. I've just always felt iffy as to whether or not that would be interesting. In the end, I am sure I will buy it, but I just haven't yet. If you stumbled upon this disc, you should buy it.

01. Sirdus Vera Kar mu ga 3:05
02. Siroon Aghcheek 3:00
03. Haygagan bar 2:50
04. Kalbimde Yaran 3:05
05. Sana Olan Askimi 2:37
06. Huseyni saz semai 6:30
07. Setarban taksim 7:05
08. Suzinak taksim 5:59
09. Egin Havasi 3:28
10. Huzzam Violin taksim 2:44
11. Urfa Havasi 3:08
12. Hicaz Violin taksim 3:04
13. Ne Capkin Dudagin 2:51
14. Saba taksim 3:12
15. Mehtaba Sordum 2:51
16. Hicaz taksim cifte kiris 3:11
17. Gecmis guzel gunleri 3:07
18. Huzzam taksim 3:12

Udi Hrant Kenkulian
The Early Recordings
Vol. 2 Traditional Crossroads, 1995

UDI HRANT- MASTER OF THE OUD Udi Hrant Kenkulian, the blind master of the oud, is regarded as one of the greatest innovators of modern oud playing, and one of the most unique singers of this genre. Born in 1901 near Istanbul, Hrant was declared blind four days after birth. Despite frequent treatments, his condition did not improve. He survived the Armenian massacres of 1915, and in 1918 settled in Istanbul. There he studied with famous teachers including Kemani Agopos Ayvazyan, Dickran Katsakhian, and Udi Krikor Berberian. Istanbul attracted so many top musicians that it was difficult for Hrant to find employment. And because Hrant was blind, no ensembles would accept him as a member. Consequently, he often played alone in cafes for little money. To supplement his income, he sold musical instruments. During the hard times, Hrant never gave up hope to have his eyesight restored, even traveling to Vienna for treatment. Unable to attract the attention of famous groups, Hrant's career seemed stagnant until he was noticed, while playing at the Yenikauh Café, by the famous musician and composer, Serif Icli. He was introduced by a mutual friend, Kanuni Ismail Sencalar, and soon after, Hrant was invited to play with their group. The exposure led to concerts on Ankara Radio. The year 1950 marked a major turning point in Hrant’s life. A wealthy Greek-American, moved by Hrant’s talent, invited Hrant to the United States to see eye specialists. Unfortunately, doctors in New York were unable to correct Hrant’s condition and, ultimately, Hrant would remain blind for life. Meanwhile, friends approached Hrant about playing in the United States. At first he was reluctant. His main concern was that middle-eastern music be presented to American audiences in the same concert format as European classical music. He felt that Americans regarded middle-eastern music as inferior to western music. With the understanding that concerts would be presented according to his ideals, Hrant agreed to perform. His friends, Hrant Nishanian, Melkon Ohanesian, Hovaness Chalikian, Manoog Boyajian and Peprouhi Asvarian, formed the Association of Putania which sponsored a series of concerts in New York, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles and Fresno. The repertoire consisted mostly of classical pieces of Ottomon composers; however, his improvisations (taksims) and original compositions were the tour de force for those who attended. Hrant returned to Turkey, and became known as a soloist frequently performing on Istanbul Radio, and later devoted much of his time teaching young oudists and singers. A special concert was arranged to take place in Yerevan in 1963, wherein Armenians in the homeland would hear Hrant for the first time. After the concert, the next day’s headlines read, "He came from Istanbul and conquered the Motherland where people received him with warmth. The sixty-five year old blind master sees with his heart and sings with his heart". Udi Hrant died August 29 1978, and is buried at the Armenian cemetery in Sisli, Istanbul. He had the title "Udi" which denotes him as Master of the Oud". His oud playing and singing will live forever!

01. Neva Hicaz taksim 3:12
02. Hastayim Yasiyorum 3:15
03. Violin Cifti telli 2:55
04. Sevdaliyim 3:13
05. Derdimin dermani yok 3:03
06. Anadol Oyun Havasi 3:11
07. Sensiv n'idem 3:06
08. Nihavent taksim 3:12
09. Memeories of the Dardanelles 3:20
10. Dancing Maidens 3:13
11. Hrant's lament 3:06
12. On the Shores of the Bosphorus 3:36
13. Near Eastern Airs 3:33
14. Fortune Teller's Dream 3:08
15. Agin 4:08
16. Ud Cifte telli 3:08
17. Kurdili hicazkar taksim 3:16
18. Huseyni taksim 3:26

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Inde Centrale - Traditions musicales des Gond

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, November 17, 2007 0 comments
Inde Centrale - Traditions musicales des Gond VDE-Gallo VDE CD-618, 1990

India is the homeland for more than 40 million "tribals" -- aboriginals or indigenous peoples -- whose ancestors lived there before the Aryans arrived in approximately 1500 B.C. Many of these people live in the more inhospitable forests and mountain regions, or work as hunters or farmers; some have become "outcast" Hindus. There are about four or five million Gond who speak an unwritten Dravidian language, and this recording is primarily of the Gond who live in Bastar, the southernmost district of Madhya Pradesh. Many of their villages show characteristics of megalithic civilization, with menhir grave monuments and enormous stone slabs that serve as roofs and fences. There is a wide variety of songs presented here: a drumming "Rain Dance"; the fascinating "L'Escorte de la Mariée" ("Bridal Escort") for antiphonal chorus of friends and family wishing her farewell as she makes a strange noise like weeping; the joyous "Pani Mali Gala Jai" ("The Rainshowers Pour Down"); and a heartfelt "Ode to Bastar" sung in elegant Halbi by a famous poet met on a deserted mountain road on the hottest day of the year.

01. Danse de la pluie
02. Danse des cornes de bison
03. Cérémonie de chasse
04. Retour des chasseurs
05. L’escorte de la mariée
06. Les conseils de la mariée
07. Affection
08. Mari Rosana
09. Conseils pour la vie conjugale
10. Fleurs pour Sarie
11. Ghor Saheb
12. Chant de récolte
13. Chanson comique
14. Des poissons à vendre
15. Improvisation relo
16. Danse instrumentale
17. Musique de fête instrumentale
18. Ode au Bastar
19. Pani mali gala jai
20. Jhaliana, jhalipora
21. Ye jolire

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Lestari: The Hood Collection

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 15, 2007 0 comments
MUSEUM COLLECTION BERLIN: Lestari: The Hood Collection - Early Field Recordings from Java

this cd, which is a co-production with the berlin ethnological museum, is a sample of the larger mantle hood collection of 164 reel-to-reel tapes representing more than 80 hours of music and improvisations of principal javanese gamelan musicians in yogya, solo and bandung in the 1950s. the recordings capture improvisation rooted in a truly javanese traditional rote system of learning during a pivotal era before the widespread influence of western-modelled conservatory pedagogy all pieces of this cd - recorded in 1957 and 1958 - are first releases.

01. Lagon Tlutur (slendro pathet manyura)
02. Ladrang Asmarandana (slendro pathet manyura)
03. Jineman Uler Kambang (slendro pathet sanga)
04. Ketawang Tarupala (slendro pathet manyura)
05. Budak Ceurik
06. Ketawang Langen Gita Srinarendra (pelog pathet barang)
07. Kidung
08. Ladrang Kandamanyura (slendro pathet manyura)
09. Bandjaran
10. Gendhing Rambu (pelog pathet lima)

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Stimmhorn - Inland

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, November 15, 2007 5 comments
Stimmhorn Inland Make Up Your World, 2001

stimmhorn, the musical duo from Basle, specialise in a quite unique form of artistic expression based on the delicate balance between the human voice and archaic wind instruments. The contrasting sounds of the song of the alpenhorn, a-semantic singing, rich harmonies, fascinating overtones and silence are brought together onto the stage in a playful atmosphere characterised by its theatrics, humour and sensitivity. Past and present meet on a quest for something new to create previously unheard musical seismograms imbued with originality. stimmhorn’s mythical musical style tells of the hidden depths of the human body and ancient and undisturbed landscapes. Throughout this artistic exploration of both external and internal spheres of resonance, the unbridled human voice meets the hazy tone sculptures of the horn and the phenomenal heights of overtone singing meet the incredible depths of the alpenhorn. This album allows us to participate in the creation and performance of a whole series of works of art that continuously play on the effects of the different dimensions of space. On stage, these original stimmhorn acoustic compositions take on a visual aspect and are represented in a simple but accurate style. Using symbolic and actionistic elements, the spectator is drawn into the world of the two performers and through their musical dialogue makes new discoveries of outer and inner worlds, looks in on imaginary spheres of forgotten sensitivities and unimaginable histories from the tangible mysteries of the topos and the corpus. Inland is the title of the new musical production by artists Christian Zehnder and Balthasar Streiff, in which they extend yet further their own, unconventional universe of sounds, originally created in previous projects. But in this album they also present us with brand new flotsam and jetsam picked up along the shores of the human imagination. IN LAND - The Film Film producer Pierre-Yves Brogeaud and the SF DRS (Music & Dance) have worked together on this first musical production about the Basle-based duet stimmhorn. It captures, above all, their unique expressive style. The film has neither dialogue nor commentary and both the music and pictures form an integral part of the overall composition. This marriage of image and sound presents the creation and development of stimmhorn’s music to us in a highly tangible manner. The duet composed several pieces specially for this production. The film medium also had a decisive influence on the theme adopted for the production of the inland album. The film delves into both the macro and microcosms of the visual world to represent the correlations that exist between stimmhorn’s music and a host of both inner and outer landscapes. From the expanses of space to the tiniest molecular structures, from dialogues of sound to acoustic voyages of discovery via archetypal musical instruments, from the human body to the human voice, inland the film creates links between both contrasting and coherent worlds, exposing the most emotional moments in the birth of the duet. The film’s first showing will take place at the Alpentöne Festival to be held in Altdorf in August 2001. No date has as yet been fixed for a television screening. EchoOrte, the composition commissioned by Pro Helvetia, also features in inland the film. stimmhorn stimmhorn made their first public appearance five years ago and very quickly gained international renown with their unique musical offering. Two successful albums, melken and schnee, soon followed and are now regularly taken to the stage. The duet have performed their work on several occasions both within Switzerland and abroad, adding to their repertoire several commissioned compositions. The Salzburger Festspiele, for example, called upon the talents of the duet to create stage music to accompany the Shakespeare play Troilus and Cressida (Director: Stefan Bachmann) and even requested that they assist in the stage management for the piece. Following this, the duet came up with their original creation Verlust der Stille for a production by the Basle Theatre which also involved performances by actors from within the company. Next came tours in Europe, Japan and even South Africa. stimmhorn is currently planning a joint project with ARTE involving a concert performed together with the Mongolian overtone group Huun-Huur-Tu. 1996 melken, images through sound (artistic guidance: Daniel Prieto) 1997 schnee, music for the stage (artistic guidance: Daniel Prieto) Swiss Stage Art Prize 1997 Concert, a combination of melken and schnee, EchoOrte, composition commissioned by Pro Helvetia 1998 Troilus and Cressida by W. S. Shakespeare, Director: Stefan Bachmann.Composition commissioned for the Salzburger Festspiele 1998.AZ-Stern des Jahres. The Münchner Abendzeitung newspaper awarded stimmhorn a ‘Star of the Year’ for its outstanding musical performance of melken in Munich in 1997. 1999 Verlust der Stille. Own composition for the Basle Theatre (play).Music: stimmhorn, Director: Christian Zehnder. CHRISTIAN ZEHNDER Voice, overtone singing, small bandoneon, accordion, bandora & related instruments Born in Zurich in 1961. Lives and works in Basle. After breaking off his guitar studies, Christian Zehnder began lessons with baritone signer Raphael Laback and overtone singing lessons with Tokne Nonaka (J). He then went on to further train his voice with Alfred Wolfson and Daniel Prieto. He has been involved in a variety of projects as a theatrical musician as well as in dance and music cabaret shows. He has undertaken solo performances, taken part in sound sculptures and has completed several compositions for the film industry. He worked together with music and sound designer Kold on the recent poppel music project that lies midway between electronic and archaic sounds (CD & Performance). He is currently preparing a solo project entitled Genom at the Gorki Theater Berlin, which is to be staged for the first time in the Autumn of 2001 under musical director Lavinia Frey.. BALTHASAR STREIFF Various alpenhorns, buchel, tuba, trumpet & related instruments Born in Baden in 1963. Lives and works in Basle. Balthasar Streiff trained at the in trumpet and voice, going on to study art at the Basle Higher Education Institute for the Creative Arts. Since then he has concentrated essentially on the alpenhorn and its value as a cult instrument. He has produced a variety of constructions of his own, often closely observing the rules of historical instrument making. He has been involved in diverse projects in the spheres of new music, the creative arts, theatre, film and literature. In May of 2001 he released the production sanshi/Purpurberg which he worked on together with Ueli Fuyûru Derendinger and which is a musical dialogue between Streiff’s horns and classical Japanese chamber music (Shakuhachi).

01. Wududu
02. Suedfass
03. Ihu iho (solo)
04. Obtubi
05. Patagalp
06. Inland
07. Plu fir (solo)
08. Mjandrio
09. Val lung
10. Ausland
11. Faulisch

Christian Zehnder - Voice/Jodel, Obertongesang, Jodel, Wippkordeon, Orgelpfeifen, Laudola, Bandurria Balthasar Streiff - Alphorn, Doppelalphorn, Alpofon, Büchel, Cornet, Barocktrompete, Tuba, Zink, Ziegenhorn, Stimme

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Ghazals afghans - Secular and sacred poems of love

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, November 14, 2007 0 comments
Farida Mahwash Ghazals afghans.
Poèmes d'amour séculiers et sacrés /
Secular and sacred poems of love, 2007
‘Art’ says Ustad Farida Mahwash, ‘is about affection and kindness.’ Ghazals afghans : secular and sacred poems of love is her new album. For most of her 61 years Mahwash has been Afghanistan’s best-loved singer. Its only female Ustad (‘master musician’) has lived in exile since 1991. The Californian resident is still a superb singer, determined to make the world ‘know that Afghanistan has been through 25 years of war, but still we didn’t lose our culture’. Her new album’s sitarist/arranger and harmonium player is a Melbourne-resident Ustad from Afghanistan - Khalil Gudaz.

The legendary queen of ornamentation displays a rainbow of the most refined tone colours to express feelings of love. After the album “Radio Kaboul”, a homage to the disappeared or exiled compositors and musicians of the radio of Afghanistan, Mahwash declines today the refined and complex forms of the feeling of love through the “ghazal”, privileged poetic frame of the human or devotional love. Infinite arabesques of sense, metaphors, oscillations from oriental modes to Indian ragas, permanent sliding from the profane to the sacred... “It’s the game around the ambiguity of this love what distinguishes the great musicians. Their role is to make people hear the hidden sense of the verses” said Ustad Mahwash. Characteristic of the Muslim presence in South Asia and sound personification of the ambiguity, the ghazal is the place of the indirect discourse and of the collective imaginary of the Indo-Muslim society, to which Afghanistan is connected. Mahwash is a legend in Afghanistan. She receives there the title of Ustad (master) in 1977. She leaves her country and goes to California, after the tragic events we all know. In the United States or in Europe, an enthusiastic public appreciates her voice with a slightly husky timber, but she refuses to return to Afghanistan to sing as long as the situation of women keeps them away from the musical world. An exceptional woman, she explains in the interview with Martina Catella the singularity of her situation: “In Afghanistan, we had many artists who sang mostly to divert. From the beginning, I decided to sing music that evokes noble feelings. Even in those days no woman frequented Kharabat, the musicians’ quarter. Women didn’t work. Society didn’t permit that. Thus, going to Kharabat or singing on the can imagine ! Their families forbade them to do that... I took that risk. I went to Kharabat with my husband to learn the rules of music. I am the first woman that followed this path. I learned the true Afghan music and the musical theory in a professional manner. Kharabat is our faculty of music. It is there where this art is transmitted in a professional manner from generation to generation...” (see the remainder in the booklet). An essential album of poetry and history, together with a booklet full of texts of the expert in the subject, Martina Catella, and with the direct words of the artist with a strong temper.

01. Dokhtar e bagh (Girl of the garden)
02. Khuye Atashin (An impassioned nature)
03. Dar an nafas (The breath)
04. Zindegi (Life)
05. Farchar
06. Del e na sukhte (A heart not burned)
07. Paye ashq (Tears)
08. Bad az Khoda (After God)
09. Tchechman siah (Your black eyes)
10. Lalo, lalo (Sleep, child, sleep!)

Farida Mahwash - vocals
Ghalil Gudaz - sitar, harmonium
Daud Khan Sadozai - sarod, rubab
Gholam Nejrawi - zirbaghali
Henri Tournier - flute Prabhu Edouard - tabla
Khaled Arman - rubab
Hussain Arman - harmonium

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