Al Gromer Khan & Kai Taschner - Black Marble & Sweet Fire

Posted By White Rose On Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1 comments
In this cool, creative transcultural fusion by Al Gromer Khan and KAI TASCHNER, the harmonies, melodies, and sonorities of Indian and North African music join with modern sensibilities and studio technologies, transporting listeners to a seductive landscape. Described as "a modern Mughal ambience," the music is inspired by a wistful recollection of the historic Mughal era of the declining Indian empire of the late 18th/19th century. With its exotic and transformed colors, complex rhythms and refined musical tenor, the music of Black Marble and Sweet Fire borders the techno-tribal style of Jon Hassell sans the funk and jazz elements. If you can imagine a collaboration between Hassell, Steve Roach, Robert Rich, and Harold Budd using Indian music as the foundation, you'll begin to imagine the world of Al Gromer Khan and KAI TASCHNER. Predominantly rhythm-activated and driven, the collaboration turns away from Khan's trademark concepts of "music from a distance" and "music as perfume" in favor of a more active mix. Khan takes a credit for "electronic sound philosophy" in addition to sitar, surbahar (a bass sitar), and keyboards; Taschner is billed with "electronic sound design" as well as keyboards. With Khan's command of musical aesthetics and Taschner's studio mastery, plus their impeccable musicianship, the album has a lively and sumptuous crosscultural sound much greater than the sum of its parts. Taking off from Khan's stylistic base, sitars play against synthesizers, while familiar Western percussion instruments beat against Eastern hand drums. Yet Khan and Taschner avoid the merely exotic. Instead, sophisticated Indian and middle eastern melodies join with harmonies rooted in the West, while the intricate North African rhythms imply colors and textures found only in the electronic studio. Taschner's studio techniques and sound processing layer the lyrical sonorities to build complex sounds and spectra. More than just establishing novel moods, Khan and Taschner create an alluring, seductive, sensual new world, at once spacious and intimate, rich and austere, colorful and focused.

Track Listing
1. Ghazal De Savoy
2. Bahadur Shah's Last Poem
3. Black Marble And Sweet Fire
4. Prayer For X
5. Boot And Paisley
6. Night Crossing
7. Mercedes (The Passion Of The Late Nizam)

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Paco de Lucía y Fosforito - Selección antológica del cante flamenco

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, January 29, 2008 2 comments
Paco de Lucía y Fosforito Selección antológica del cante flamenco (2 CDs) The complete recordings of Paco de Lucía with the singer Fosforito. 2 CDs. | EAC APE - 650 MB | All Covers & Booklet | MP3 320 Kbps - 290 MB |
01. No Me Cuentes Pena [Tangos de Triana]
02. Te Deseo de Verdad [Granainas]
03. Columpiar [Bamberas O Cantos del Columpio]
04. Companera Mia [Seguiriyas]
05. Nunca Te He Mentio [Burlerias de Cadiz]
06. Virgen de Lucena [Fandangos de Lucena]
07. Tiempo Tention [Mirabras]
08. Que Es Lo Que Tu Quieres [Solea de Alcala]
09. Solo Por Verte Bailar [Malaguena del Canario]
10. Mis Ninos [Fandangos]
11. Nino Dios [Villancicos de Mi Pueblo]
12. Si el Mundo Me Dieran [Delba]
13. Gitana de Azucena [Alboreas]
14. Desde el Primer Dia [Cartageneras]
15. Si Estaba Loco Por Ti [Verdiales]
16. Fue Dios el Testigo [Seguiriyas]
17. Hasta el Reloj Se Me Para [Tangos Flamencos]
18. Sera Tu Misma Conciencia [Solea Apola]
19. Como Reluce [Caracoles]
20. Los Filos del Alba [Seguiriyas]
21. La Morena Que Quiero [Fandangos de Huelva]
22. Puente. Genil, Tierra Mia [Zangano de Puente. Genil]
23. Clavel Mananero [Alegrias]
24. Son Mi Martirio [Tangos de Cadiz]

CD 2:
01. Antes de Cicir Que No [Tientos de Frijones]
02. Dia Empezo a Clarear [Bulerias Por Soleia]
03. Noche, y Tu el Dia [Media Granaina]
04. Cosa de Dura Proeba [Bandolas]
05. Sus Trinos Lanzan Al Viento [Fandangos del Carro]
06. Pensar Que Tu Maldad [Peteneras]
07. Virgen del Mar [Tarantos de Almeria]
08. Romero y Jara [Serranas]
09. Por Lo Que Hiciste
10. Andame los Pasos [Tona]
11. Cada Uno por Su Lado [Verdial Fosforero]
12. Cualquier Cosa [Canas]
13. Palos de Moguer [Vandangos de Valverde]
14. Jesus Nazareno [Saeta Vieja]
15. Por Dios, Que Yo No Te Miento
16. Hijo Mio [Mineras]
17. Y a No le Importa a la Fuente [Rondenas]
18. Voy a Encender Dos Altares [Cartagenera Grande]
19. Entre Nostros Existe [Verdial Fosforero]
20. Eres Virgen Mas Bonita [Saeta Antigua de Puente. Genil]
21. Mi Desengano [Polo Natural]
22. Mi Me Dio la Locura [Javera]
23. Color de los Oyos [Romera]
24. Vivas Candelas y Estrellas [Martinetes]

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Luis Delgado: Al Andalus

Posted By MiOd On Monday, January 28, 2008 3 comments
Luis Delgado: Al Andalus

This recording is the original sound track of the documentary one made in the occasion of the exhibition “the Islamic Arts in Spain”, organized by the Metropolitan Museum of New York and the Patronage of the Alhambra of Granada in 1992. Evocación of the rich andalusí musical culture, so vital and fruitful transcendencia to both sides of the Straits, made by that has become, from the series “Alquibla”, in the most celebrated creator of these types of music.

[01]. La huida de abd al Rahman
[02]. Los broncistas de medina al Zahara
[03]. Memorias del visir de finanzas
[04]. La matanza de los omegas
[05]. Tres aluminares y versos de ali ibn musa
[06]. Ela baño de la princesa sabiha
[07]. Los almoravides salvan Zaragoza
[08]. Ha llegado un nuevo poeta a palacio
[09]. La orfebreria en los reinos de taifas
[10]. La armada de Ibn Hazm
[11]. Amanece en la sala dos hermanas
[12]. La mezquita de Cordoba
[13]. Gentes del libro
[14]. Una oración en timmal
[15]. Marrakesh Sevilla y Rabat
[16]. La poesia de Ibn Zamrak en la daraxa
[17]. Yla Alhambra quedo a oscuras

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Panpipes Plays Songs Of Enya

Posted By MiOd On Monday, January 28, 2008 2 comments
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| MP3 VBR kbps | Covers | 160 MB | 2008 |


Disc : 1
01. Amarantine
02. Book Of Days
03. Fallen Embers
04. Marble Halls
05. One By One
06. Pilgrim
07. Wild Child
08. The Memory Of Trees
09. Shepherd Moons
10. Long, Long Journey
11. How Can I Keep From Singing
12. Flora´s Secret
13. If I Could Be Where You Are
14. Evacuee
15. China Roses
16. Aniron

Disc : 2
01. Only Time
02. Sumiregusa
03. Anywhere Is
04. Only If
05. Lazy Day
06. Storms In Africa
07. It´s In The Rain
08. Orinoco Flow
09. Angeles
10. Caribbean Blue
11. Paint The Sky With Stars
12. A Moment Lost
13. Ebudae
14. Amid The Falling Snow
15. Someone Said Goodbye
16. May It Be

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Hussein El Masry - Egyptian Emotions

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, January 27, 2008 2 comments
Hussein El Masry is a composer, singer and also a virtuoso oud player. Born in 1952 in Cairo, Egypt he studied in Cairo’s Institute of Arab Music. He moved to Paris, France in 1977.

He participated in the International Oud Meeting held on November 29th and 30th and December 1st 2002 which took place in the Municipal Theater of Kalamaria, Thessaloniki, Greece with Yurdal Tokcan, Simon Shaheen and Haig Yazdjian among other oud players.

Actually he lives with his wife and daughter in Montpellier, France.
1. Hend
2. Bentenil
3. Tabely
4. Yaamar
5. Chabi
6. Yanasini
7. Sagat
8. Chakchouka

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Acoustic Moods

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, January 20, 2008 2 comments

2008 collection of classic tunes performed instrumentally on acoustic guitar, perfect for that chill-out time when you want to relax and let your mind and spirit wander. Features 18 tracks including versions of 'Back For Good', 'Endless Love', 'Scarborough Fair', 'Love Is All Around' and many others. EMI Gold.

[01]. Barlow
[02]. Back For Good
[03]. Think Twice
[04]. La Isla Bonita
[05]. Scarborough Fair
[06]. Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet
[07]. Get Here
[08]. Love Is All Around
[09]. Save The Best For Last
[10]. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
[11]. I Will Always Love You
[12]. And I Love Her
[13]. Promise Me
[14]. Take My Breath Away
[15]. End Of The Road
[16]. Gymnopedie No 1
[17]. Summertime
[18]. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me


The Silk String Quartet – Contemporary & Traditional Chinese Music

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, January 19, 2008 2 comments

Cheng Yu (pipa - lute), Sun Zhuo (guzheng - zither), Hu Bin (erhu - fiddle) and Zhou Jinyan (yangqin - dulcimer), established virtuosi with international reputations, present traditional as well as modern pieces. Hauntingly beautiful and tranquil, but also exuberant and boisterous, the music portrays moonlight scenes, river landscapes, court dances and more.

The UK based, award-winning, highly innovative, all female Silk String Quartet plays a mixture of traditional and new works on this recording. All are wonderful pieces of music. “Waterscape Silhouette”, beautifully depicts a rural scene in China. The combination of four stringed instruments – pipa (4-stringed pear-shaped lute), guzheng (5 foot 21 stringed zither), erhu (2-stringed fiddle) and yangqin (hammered dulcimer) – is beautiful to listen to and unique to the Quartet. The sleeve notes are clearly written and very informative. For anyone who is new to Chinese music, this CD is the perfect introduction. For those already familiar with it, this superb recording provides much that is refreshingly new as well as imaginative arrangements of traditional pieces.


1. Three and Six (arr. Silk String Quartet)
2. Waterscape Silhouette (Mo Fan)
3. Rainbow Feather Dance (Hu Dengtiao)
4. Raining in my Heart (Tang Jianping)
5. Autumn Moon over the Still Lake (arr. Silk String Quartet)
6. Flute and Drum at Sunset (arr. Cheng Yu)
7. In that Remote Place (arr. Mo Fan)

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Planet Arabia - The All Time Stars Of

Posted By White Rose On Friday, January 18, 2008 2 comments

Track Listing
01 - The REG Project - Harem (Radio Mix)
02 - Elissa - Bedi doub
03 - Amr Diab - Amarain
04 - Kadim Al Sahir - Kollak Ala B'adak.
05 - Cheb Khaled - Chebba
06 - Ragheb Alama - Ya Reit
07 - Fairuz - Kan ya ma kan.mp3
08 - Warda - Ahababina ya ein.mp3
09 - Talal Maddeh - Sowei'at El Assil
10 - Farid El Atrache - Yahebeybi ya ghaybin
11 - Mohamed Abdel Wahab - Bahebbek
12 - Video - Kulna Sawa _ Nezlen Ala Al Boustan

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Pakistan - Espagne: Qawwali-Flamenco

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, January 17, 2008 16 comments
Ensemble de Qawwali Faix Ali Faiz / Duquede / Miguel Poveda / Chicuelo

The Qawwali-Flamenco project was born from a meeting between three exceptional singers: Faiz Ali Faiz and his Qawwali ensemble, the flamenco singers Miguel Poveda and Duquende accompanied from the guitarist Chicuelo. This show was created in July 2003, in Barcelona, under artistic direction from ethnomusicologist Martina A. Catella. It highlights powerful and virtuoso voices, a musicality and creativity which remind us the greatest. Sufism and Flamenco have a lot in common: a musical system coming from the same area, a similar vocabulary, existential questions about human being and the Creator. Adaptation faculties from musicians to their environment are fascinating. Unquestionably this special meeting, mixing tradition, open mindedness, virtuosity and creativity lets the audience full of emotion

A meeting of two vocal traditions with truly explosive results, this project explores the musical links between the two transcendental traditions of Qawwali and Flamenco. Pakistani Qawwali singer Faiz Ali Faiz and legendary Flamenco cantaores Mara Rey and Duquende with guitarist Chicuelo create a musical and emotional language that is truly inspirational.


Disc: 1
1. Allah Hu
2. No Llegaste A Quererme-Sal Al Guisao-La Tarara
3. Presumes Que Eres La Esencia
4. Rawance Bainan Painda - Ensemble De Qawwali Faiz Ali Faiz
5. No Pases Por Mi Calle
6. Tere 'Ishq Ne Nacaia-Con Esa Morena

Disc: 2
1. Ya Mustafa - Ensemble De Qawwali Faiz Ali Faiz
2. No Me Hagas Tantos Planes - Miguel Poveda
3. Tango Al Mar
4. Dam Mast Qalandar - Ensemble De Qawwali Faiz Ali Faiz
5. De Querer A No Querer

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Sarah Brightman-Live From Las Vegas:( DVD Rip-The Harem World Tour)

Posted By Mazen On Thursday, January 17, 2008 13 comments
The Harem World Tour –Live From Las Vegas, was filmed at a sold-out MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas during Sarah’s 2004 Harem World Tour. Live From Las Vegas features Sarah Brightman’s greatest hits, classic covers, and selections of her most recent original recordings, all set against the backdrop of her mesmerizing stage show.
Captured on 18 cameras and directed by the world-renowned director/producer David Mallet, this DVD set is a virtual front-row seat for home audiences.

Concert running time approx: 110 minutes. Format: Xvid– Avi
Audio Format: Mpeg Layer-3
Live Setlist: Stage Scenes as recorded on DVD--
01.Kama Sutra
02.Harem (Cancao do Mar)
04.It’s A Beautiful Day
05.Dust In the Wind
06.Who Wants To Live Forever
07.Anytime, Anywhere Interlude
08.Anytime, Anywhere
09.Nella Fantasia
10.Stranger In Paradise
11.La Luna
12.Nessun Dorma
13.No One Like You
14.Arabian Nights
15.The War Is Over
17.What A wonderful World
18.A Whiter Shade Of Pale
19.Phantom Of The Opera Suite
20.Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
21.Time To Say Goodbye
22.The Journey Home
23.A Question Of Honor.
Here are the links(13 links)
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Hilary Hahn - Mendelssohn & Shostakovich Violin Concertos

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, January 17, 2008 5 comments
Hilary Hahn: Hahn began playing the violin one month before her fourth birthday in the Suzuki Program of Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory (Sony Bio). She participated in a Suzuki class for about a year. Between 1984 and 1989 Hahn studied in Baltimore under the direction of Klara Berkovich. In 1990, at the age of twelve, Hahn was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she became a student of Jascha Brodsky. Hahn studied with Brodsky for seven years and learned the etudes of Kreutzer, Ševčík, Gaviniès, Rode, as well as the Paganini Caprices. She also learned about twenty-eight violin concertos, recital programs, and several other short pieces (Zaustinsky 1999). In 1991, Hahn made her first major orchestral debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Soon thereafter, Hahn debuted with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. In 1995 Hahn made her international debut in Germany with a performance of the Beethoven Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major with Lorin Maazel and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. The concert was broadcast on radio and television throughout Europe. A year later, Hahn debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. By the age of sixteen, Hahn had completed the Curtis Institute's university requirements, but elected to remain at the Institute for several more years to pursue additional elective courses, until her graduation in May of 1999 with a Bachelor Of Music degree. During this time she regularly coached violin with Jaime Laredo, and studied chamber music with Felix Galimir and Gary Graffman. In an interview with PBS in December 2001, Hahn stated that of all the musical disciplines, she is most interested in musical performance (PBS Interview). Hahn has played with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, just to name a few. She debuted with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in March of 2007.
Though at first glance these two concertos seem an odd coupling, Hilary Hahn offers convincing reasons for pairing them in her scholarly but rather chatty program notes. For the listener, the most important one is her avowed love and affinity for the music, which speak through every note of her performance. At 22, Hahn has developed from an arresting teenage prodigy into a formidable violinist. Her technique is equal to all challenges and so effortless that one forgets about it. Her tone has the directness and intensity of a laser beam and the unblemished purity of fine-spun crystal. This carries over into her style: clear and straightforward, without fuss, external effects, or exaggeration--there is hardly a slide on the whole record. If her playing is rather cool, it's also noble and emotionally so genuine that she can make a popular warhorse like the Mendelssohn sound fresh and new. She takes few rhythmic liberties, but freely changes tempo for mood and expression: the second theme of the first movement is much slower than the rest. The Shostakovich, too, sounds new and different. A repertory staple of all great Russian violinists, it is usually played with a lush tone and unbridled emotionality. Hahn captures the work's bleak, lamentatious despair, the obsessiveness and sardonic irony, but her playing has the sort of fire that burns ice-blue rather than red-hot. It projects a sense of restraint, of pent-up tension and excitement that finally burst out in the cadenza. It is a riveting performance. The orchestra is very good, but often too loud in the Mendelssohn. --Edith Eisler
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1. Allegro Molto Appassionato
2. Andante Listen Listen
3. Allegretto Non Troppo - Allegro Molto Vivace
4. Nocturne. Moderato
5. Scherzo. Allegro
6. Passacaglia. Andante
7. Cadenza
8. Burlesque. Allegro Con Brio

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James Asher - Discography

Posted By White Rose On Wednesday, January 16, 2008 0 comments
James Asher is an English multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer focusing on world music, trance music and new age music. Born in a suburb of London in the early fifties, Asher began to study the violin at age seven. As a teenager, he participated in his school choir and orchestra, of which his father was the chief instructor. Following his traditional musical education, Asher taught himself the drums and the keyboard and later apprenticed himself at several recording studios in the UK. In 1979, Asher opened his own studio, Starfield, and released his first single, "Peppermint Lump", which was produced by Pete Townshend. However, Asher's initial focus at Starfield was primarily on the bread-and-butter work afforded by the commercial soundtrack industry. During its first decade of operation, Asher licensed over 20 soundtracks to the likes of Cinema Euro Group, Central TV, Grenada TV, Channel Four and MTV. In 1990, Asher released his first full-length, commercial album, The Great Wheel, which reached number 13 on Billboard Magazine's New Age Music Chart. In 1996, Asher signed with New Earth Records and released Feet In The Soil, which combined elements of African percussion, Australian aboriginal music, and electronic programming. Edified by the success of the burgeoning "world music" category, as evidenced by releases by contemporaries Peter Gabriel, Johnny Clegg, David and Steve Gordon (Sacred Earth Drums) and David Byrne's world music record label, Luaka Bop, Feet In The Soil sold nearly 100,000 copies within the first 18 months of its initial release and has sold nearly 200,000 copies overall, according to New Earth Records president, Bhikkhu Schober. In the decade following, Asher has released a number of projects including Feet In The Soil 2: Pemulwuy's Return, Tigers Of The Raj, Colors of Trance and Drums On Fire with percussionist Sivamani.

James Asher - The Great Wheel

1. Celebration
2. Jeunesse
3. Bagatelle
4. Morning Light
5. Mandarin Man
6. This Stillness
7. Into the Green
8. The Great Wheel

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James Asher - Globalarium

01. The Medicine Wheel
02. Tabasco Rhythm
03. Paint the Moon Red
04. August Moon
05. Zammo-Zansa
06. Bushwhackers
07. Send in the Tribes
08. Canyon of the Big Didge
09. Navajo Sky
10. Campfire on the Dunes

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James Asher - Dance of the Light

1. Dance of the Light
2. The Ancient City
3. Peace to All Beings
4. Dawn at Dev-Aura

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James Asher - Tigers of the Raj

01. Temple Gates - Radio Edit
02. Trans India
03. Prayer Wheel - Ragu Patti
04. Red Desert
05. Assam
06. Further East
07. Natarj Express
08. Liquid Sky
09. Duskfire
10. The Astrologer's Seat
11. Temple Gates - Ext.d Mix

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James Asher - Raising the Rhythms

01. Tropical Zinge
02. Grand Fiesta
03. Serpent of the Nile
04. Exubera
05. Cobra Call
06. Spice Souk
07. Zingawele
08. The Highland Wanderer
09. Saxophagus
10. Sunny Side Up


James Asher - Tigers Of The Remix

01. Prayer Wheel - Bi-Polar
02. Temple Gates - Kamel Nitrate
03. Liquid Sky - Swordfish
04. Assam - Kamel Nitrate
05. Duskfire - The X-Zecutive
06. Red Desert - Yellow Magnetic Star
07. Natarj Express - D.J. Haiko
08. Temple Gates - Pearl V. Summit
09. The Astrologer's Seat - Solar Quest
10. Temple Gates - Jon Crosse

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James Asher - Shaman Drums

01. Amma featuring Sivamani
02. Send in the Drums
03. Red Rhythm Dragon
04. Standing Ngoma
05. Tantango
06. Temple Gates
07. Red Desert
08. Janjara
09. Camel Train
10. Return to Egypt
11. Orange
12. Pemulwuy Returns


James Asher - Colors of Trance

01. Olive
02. Yellow
03. Gold
04. Emerald
05. Coral
06. Magenta
07. Red
08. Pink
09. Orange
10. Green
11. Violet
12. Turquoise
13. Peace Song

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James Asher - Dance Of The Light + Rivers Of Life


1.Dance Of The Light
2.The Ancient City
3.Peace To All Beings
4.Dawn At Dev-Aura


1.Rivers Of Life
2.Ocean Spheres

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James Asher and Sivamani - Drums On Fire

1. Raindance
2. Amma (Extended Mix)
3. Treetops
4. Through the Flames
5. Brothers in Rhythm
6. A Drop in the Bucket
7. Hang Fire
8. Lakeside
9. Pablo Time


James Asher - Lotus Path

1. Lotus Path
2. Violet
3. Ocean of Dreams
4. Green
5. Cedar Tree
6. Silver
7. Earthsong
8. Far Over the Hill

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Teodulija - Vino istine

Posted By wayfaring stranger On Wednesday, January 09, 2008 5 comments
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Teodulija is an ethno music and dance company which assimilates traditional and contemporary Serbian music with dance.The band was formed by: IVICA STOJANOVIC and BRANKO ISAKOVIC, musicians with great experience in truly different music fields. Becoming friends through maturing, they share mutual love towards their own roots, contemporary music and God. Theodulia (originating from two words in Ancient Greek: Theos-Doulos, Service to God) represents life oriented towards God, the truth, the eternal, everlasting... “Clearly there can be no greater honor on earth for people or peoples than to serve their Creator...”“All things serve Thee” (Ps. 119:19)... THEODULIA – service to God – is purpose of our personal and family life, heights and path for Heavenly kingdom... Theodulia is the main characteristic of all Serbian rulers of the Nemanjic dynasty. “The slave of Christ God” – this is how they used to call themselves and sign documents. They were all slaves of Christ and God; they were all theodules, servants of God. Thus Sava set them all on their path, Nemanja gave them all an example, and the spirit of God strengthened them on that path. (St. Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich – “The Serbian People as a Servant of God”).
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01. Zaigrale, mamo, devojčinja ( narodna, vokal: Madam Piano, Nevena Reljin, Teodulija)
02. Zemi me, zemi (narodna, vokal: Mirjana Jovanović)
03. Đorđe (narodna, vokal: Iva Nenić i Sanja Kunjadić – grupa Arhai)
04. Kosovski božurovi (D. Nikolić, vokal: Jordan Nikolić)
05. Gugutka guka vo osoje (narodna, vokal: Merima Njegomir)
06. Bađang – tam deka ima (narodna, vokal:Teodulija)
07. Čoček ( I. Stojanović, klarinet: Ivica Mit)
08. Ječam žnjela kosovska devojka (narodna, vokal. Vasilija Radojčić, Teodulija)
09. O včar sam devet godini ( narodna, vokal: Aleksandar Vasov)
10. Krstonoše krsti nose (I. Stojanović, vokal:Dejan Najdanović – Najda, Hor Sv. Nikola)
11. Poletela dva sokola (narodna, vokali:Dečiji hor PBPD, gusle:Boško Vujačić)
12. Pesma kosovskih junaka (D. Karuović – Lj. Simović, vokal: Teodulija)
13. Stihira Sv. Savi (narodna, vokal:Aleksandar Novaković)
14. Koloplet (I. Stojanović)

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Magida El Roumi - Ya Saken Afkari & Ibhath Anni

Posted By White Rose On Tuesday, January 08, 2008 4 comments
Magida El Roumi - Ibhath Anni

1. Ma'a Jareeda
2. Lan A'oud
3. Ghannou Ma'ai
4. Saqata Al Kina'
5. Mararta Fi Khayali
6. Ya Mkahhal Rimshak
7. Ebhath Anni
8. Kon Sadiqi
9. Qoum Tahadda

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Magida El Roumi - Ya Saken Afkari


1. Ana Am Bihlam
2. Mazal Al Omer Harami
3. Ya Saken Afkari
4. La Taghdhabi
5. Li'annak Einayi
6. Meen Elena Ghairak
7. Besma'ak Ya Lail
8. Salouna
9. La Mafee

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Magida El Roumi.Vol.1


1. Khidni Habibi
2. Matrahak Bi Albi
3. Kil Shi Am Yekhlas
4. Wada'a
5. Am Yes'alouni Alaik
6. Nabeh El Mahabbe
7. Onshoudat Al Ommahat
8. Onshoudat Al Ommahat (Instrumental)

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Souad Massi - Live Acoustique 2007 & Deb

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, January 08, 2008 9 comments
Any written dispatch on Souad Massi is apt to turn up the words "Algerian singer/songwriter" before the reader can grasp that cultural strings have little to do with her appeal. That's unfair, given the lengths to which the self-serious but lithe-voiced performer has gone to establish herself as a citizen of the world. Born into a poor Muslim household in 1972, Massi spent her formative years in Bab el-Oued, a suburb of Algiers, as one of seven siblings. She absorbed a love of music from her piano-playing brother who, despite protestations from their father, convinced their less traditional-minded mother that the guitar lessons she yearned for were worth the investment. By 1992, with Algeria in a brutal civil war and a 7 p.m. curfew in place nationwide, Massi's dreams of mastering her instrument seemed dashed; attending lessons was all but impossible, especially given her sex and Muslim-unfriendly jeans-and-sneakers style. But life as a semi-shut-in had its advantages for Massi. Instead of stifling her creative instincts, it magnified them. The artist, like many introspective prisoners, dug deep, and through careful attention to American cowboy movies -- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, for example -- Massi amassed a collection of favorite sounds. Soundtrack-derived country and folk songs delivered her to the radio dial, where she sought out American roots music. And strumming along eventually turned her proficient enough to join her first band, a flamenco outfit with which she quickly grew bored. Abandoning that watered-down group would lead to a life-altering musical choice: Massi signed on to front Atakor, a heavy-rock band with political leanings. Her seven years with Atakor earned her a troublemaker's reputation in fundamentalist Algeria, where she quickly became the target of spitting and general scorn. And as the band called more attention to itself with what some considered inflammatory lyrics, danger encroached -- Atakor's equipment was routinely snatched at false road blocks, and Massi, who had disguised herself by cutting off her hair and camouflaging her body with boys' clothes, nevertheless became the target of death threats after the release of a late-'90s Atakor cassette. By 2000, Massi fled to Paris. Though she took part in that city's "Femmes d'Algerie" concert as a new arrival, she was contemplating a life outside music at the time; a quick-acting Island Records executive who extended a contract changed her mind. In 2001, Massi's solo debut, Raoui, was released on the U.K.'s Wrasse Records label. Like its follow-up, 2003's Deb, also on Wrasse, it concerned itself with the personal rather than the political. Melancholy ballads sung in Arabic, French, and English typically melted into rock, folk, flamenco, and classical backdrops. Those sensitive-minded reflections on love and loss, set to achingly pretty sounds that stray far from North Africa's traditional, pounding rai rhythms, also light up Mesk Elil (Wrasse), Massi's 2006 release. If Massi's personal transformation and her mastery of genre-jumbling is impressive, her voice is no less so on all three of her discs: the flavors of Merita Halili, Karla Bonoff, and Basia that float through are as universally appealing as the story of her struggle to secure artistic freedom. ~ Tammy La Gorce, All Music Guide


[01]. Denya Wezmen [That's Life]
[02]. Hayati (My Life)
[03]. Yemma [Mummy I Lie to You]
[04]. Bladi [My Country]
[05]. Matebkiche (Don't Cry)
[06]. Raoui [Storyteller]
[07]. Dar Djedi [My Grandfather's House]
[08]. Hagda Wala Akter [There's Worse]
[09]. Amessa [A Day Will Come]
[10]. Ghir Enta [I Only Love You]
[11]. Ech Edani [I Shouldn't Have Fallen in Love with You]
[12]. Ya Kelbi [Oh! My Heart]

Souad Massi (Vocals), Souad Massi (Guitar), Jean-Francois Gael (Guitar), Djaffar Kellner (Guitar), Bruno Dejarnac (Mixing), Rabah Oukrine (Percussion)

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The ferocious blend of balkan gypsy and levantine Arabic...

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, January 08, 2008 4 comments
Tony Hanna & the Yugoslavian Gypsy Brass Band
My village is lost somewhere between Belgrade and Baghdad.

Tony Hanna & the Yugoslavian Brass Band: A powerful Lebanese voice meets delirious Balkan gipsy musicians on the common ground of Ottoman heritage for a surrealistic journey...

At times, it stays still for a few hours (or a few centuries), but then always ends up moving elsewhere. Our mayor is a tuba bass player and our priest a chicken thief imam. In our village lives a crazy singer. His name is Tony Hanna. Tony was born and raised in a small village in the Lebanese mountains where people still ride donkeys and horses, raise goats and chicken. Then, after spending five years in London, he went to live in Detroit where he stayed for 20 years. But when he heard about the joyful fanfare of our beautiful village, he came back and settled here, leaving his family behind in the sadness of civilization. His voice is powerful like the mountain springs that carry rocks into the Lebanese jord (Lebanese mountains' rocky deserts) and his muscles are shaped like the roots of a cedar tree. Tony was the biggest Arabic youth star back in the early '70s. He sold thousands, earned millions and spent even more, distributing tips of hundreds of dollars to waiters and parking valets. Beggars took holidays after his passage. Elvis Presley's tailor fashioned his suits. Palaces were his houses, and the latest sports cars were pushed to their limit by his crazy driving. He changed cars as often as one changes socks. He was — and still is — very handsome. His moustache was a trademark insured for an incredible amount. The professional dabke dancers in his band (dabke is traditional Middle Eastern dance) looked amateurish when he was dancing. Girls screamed like crazy at his appearances in world tours that took him to all the capitals of the Arab world, U.S. cities, as well as to Paris, London, Australia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina. But overnight, at the height of his career, Tony Hanna stopped. It was one of the biggest mysteries of showbiz. When asked about the reasons behind this professional suicide, Tony never answered. When I offered for him to play with the Yugoslavian Gypsy Brass Band, he said, after watching one of their filmed performances: "I agree," and added, "They sound so much fun, so unpretentious, so… so true?" The lack of truth had made him leave this business. When I got to know him, I discovered that his life was guided by truth and trust: he wants to be trusted just like he trusts. He is the only established artist who signed a management and production contract without reading it. The other party begged him to read the fine print but he refused. I know this story is true: The second party is me! —Courtesy Calabash Music

[01]. Dall' Ouna (Arabo-Ciganski Turbo Mix)
[02]. Rosana
[03]. Les Dentelles De La Moujichka
[04]. Lamma Bada
[05]. Jamlou
[06]. Hday Hday
[07]. Arabalkan
[08]. Pavlovatch Mon Amour
[09]. Dall' Ouna
[10]. Khatarna
[11]. Djelem, Djelem
[12]. Ciganske Delirium

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Magida El Roumi - Best Of Vol 1 & 2

Posted By White Rose On Wednesday, January 02, 2008 7 comments
Majida El Roumi (Arabic: ماجدة الرومي, also transliterated as Majida Al Roumi) was born in Kfarshima, Lebanon on December 13 1956. She is a Lebanese singer who started her musical career in the early 1970s when she participated in the talent show, Studio El Fan on Télé Liban and won the gold medal for best female singer. Since her appearance on television at the tender age of 16, she has become one of the most successful and respected singers of the Arab world as well as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Biography Majida El Roumi was born to renowned musician Halim El Roumi and wife Marie Loutfi who were a Melkite Greek Catholic couple from Tyre, a city in South Lebanon. Halim el Roumi became a renowned musician and continued to live in Kfarshima, which was home to many Lebanese singers, musicians, poets and writers, like the late Philemon Wehbi. The residence of Halim el Roumi in Kfarshima was a meeting place for many cultural figures. Growing up in such an artistic environment, Majida's interest in music started to show at an early age when she used to listen to the works of the prominent figures of that time, such as Fairuz, Umm Kulthoum, Abdel Wahab, Wadi AlSafi, and Asmahan. Her singing and beautiful voice attracted the attention of her family and neighbors. One of the early songs she used to sing (and which was actually saved on record) was a religious song called "Your Birth" or Miladak in reference to the birth of Jesus Christ. Raymond Safadi, Majida's cousin, was fascinated with her voice and thought that she could be very successful if she pursued singing as a profession. However, the big obstacle was her father who knew more than anyone else how difficult it was to work in the music industry. Although the father refused his daughter's participation in Télé Liban's Studio el fan, Majida, with the help of her cousin, Raymond, entered the talent show, singing songs for Asmahan and Leila Mourad, like Ya Toyour, Ana Albi Dalili, and Layali El Ouns Fi Vienna. The jury was impressed with her performance and her beautiful voice and awarded her the gold medal. Halim El Roumi gave Majida his blessings to pursue singing as a profession as long as she continued her higher education. Despite the war in Lebanon in 1975, Majida obtained her BA in Arabic Literature from the Lebanese University. On September 17, 1977, Majida got engaged to a businessman from Byblos, Lebanon. Antoine Dfouni became not only her husband but also her manager. They were blessed with two daughters: Hala and Nour. Majida and Antoine divorced in 2006. Majida lost her sister, Maha, to cancer. Before her death, she flew to her sister who was hospitalized in the United States and stayed with her for days. When she had to come back for a concert in Cairo, Majida dedicated a song to Maha, wishing a miracle would take place to heal her. When Maha died, Majida recited a poem she wrote at her funeral in a church in Kfarshima. Her sister's death lead her to produce several religious albums and held several religious concerts. She would later release a special song dedicated to Maha. Career Majida's first single, "I Dream of You, O' Lebanon" (3am I7lamak Ya 7ilm Ya Libnan) was a song about her war-torn country. The song was written by Said Akel and composed by Elias Al Rahbani. In 1976, Majida starred in Youssef Chahine movie Awdat al ibn al dal (The Return of the Prodigal Son) providing also 3 soundtracks for the movie. Chahine introduced her as 'the Voice of the 20th Century' and received the 'Egyptian Critics Award'. Majida El Roumi released her first self-titled debut album in 1977 containing 8 tracks. The album was a huge success and it launched Majida into stardom. Majida continued to produce very successful albums that Majida El Roumi has performed at various festivals throughout the Arab world such as festivals of Beiteddine, Jerash, Bosra and Carthage as well as the Cairo Opera House. Majida was the first singer from the 'new generation' to present a poem written by renowned Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani. Majida was a personal friend of late Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani. Majida collaborated with Nizar in the early 1990s, she presented his poems 'Beirut, Lady of Universe' (Beirut Sit El Dunia), 'Words' (Kalimat), 'With the Newspaper' (Ma' al Jarida) and 'The Jasmine Neckband' (Tawq al Yasamin). Qabbani was very surprised with the tremendous success of Majida's hit "Kalimat", especially since he had certain reservations on that poem. Majida takes a firm stand opposing the Israeli occupation of Palestinian Territories and Israeli human rights violations. During her concert in Beirut on April 15, 2002, Majida said, "What is going now in Palestine is a crime against humanity, and I am here to say a final 'No!' to the Israeli occupation. To the Palestinians, I say, our hearts are with you; our souls are with you; justice is with you, and the land will always be yours." Majida El Roumi also released the song, "Qana" , Anakid Al- Ghadab April 1996,as a form of protest against the massacre that the Israelis committed in the town of Qana in southern Lebanon. Majida performed "Light The Way," a duet with the international opera star, José Carreras, on December 9, 2006 during the opening ceremony of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006.[1] In more than three decades, Majida El Roumi has become a symbol and an idol for global audiences.
Magida El Roumi - Best Of Vol. I


[01]. Kalimat (Words)
[02]. Isma' Albi (Listen To My Heart)
[03]. Ma' Jareeda
[04]. Kun Sadiqi
[05]. Qum Tahadda
[06]. Khod Be Eidi
[07]. Matrahak Bi Albi
[08]. Kil Shi Am Yekhlas
[09]. Am Yes'alouni Alaik


Magida El Roumi - Best Of Vol. II


[01]. E'tazalt El Gharam
[02]. Ohibbuka Wa Ba'ad
[03]. Li Annak E'inaia
[04]. Aynak
[05]. Ana Am Bihlam
[06]. Ibhath Anni
[07]. El Houb Wal Wafaa
[08]. Ya Saken Afkari
[09]. Samra' Al-Neel
[10]. Ohibbuka Jiddan
[11]. Nasheed Al Zafaf
[12]. Qana