Ensemble des femmes d'Istanbul - Chants du Harem

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 2 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Ensemble des femmes d'Istanbul Chants du harem.
Musique ottomane Al Sur ALCD 127, 1994
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TRACK LISTINGS 1. Cikmaz derunu dilden efendim Muhabbetin 2. Gül yüzlülerin sevkine gel nus edelim mey 3. Tanbur Taksimi Cikalim sayd-u sikare catariz belki o yare Yakina gel yakina gel yakina 4. Aksam olur kervan cikar yokusa Istanbul'dan Usküdar'a yol gider 5. Pencereden kar geliyor Telgrafin tellerine kuslar mi konar 6. Kanun Taksim Adalardan bir yar gelir bizlere Yar saclarin lüle lüle 7. Hicaz mandra 8. Ud Taksim Ille de mavili Usküdar'a gider iken aldi da bir yagmur 9. Kemence Taksim Donulmez aksamin ufkunda 10. Dünyaya geldim gülmec icin Selma Ersoz - Vocals Nevin Ormek - Vocals Melihat Gulses - Vocals Asuman Asim - Vocals Alev Erguner - Kanun Ayse Coskun - Kanun Binnas Bascar - Kemence Meral Incilli - Ud Gamze Toprek - Tanbur
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Simon Shaheen - Turath : Masterworks Of The Middle East

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 3 comments
Simon Shaheen - The Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Ali Jihad Racy & Simon Shaheen - Taqasim
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Simon Shaheen - Saltanah
Two Tenors & Qantara: Historic Live Recording of Arabic Masters [LIVE]
"...Simon Shaheen is a virtuoso and master of traditional Arab music...a solid introduction to a centuries-old classical tradition..."
Really outstanding Arabic classical recordings are rare. Shaheen is an outstanding ud-player and violinist who has suddenly drawn some notice after years of quiet excellence. In Turath he is joined by fine nay, qanun and percussion in a recital of classic and contemporary works in the linked Arabic and Ottoman-Turkish tradition. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music, All Music Guide

Simon Shaheen is wonderful, and this is a great CD. I've been listening to it since high school (when it was originally released by CMP), and I'm now just short of twenty-nine. My favorite track, and really one of my favorite songs, is the uber-catchy "Longa Farahfaza." The addition of the bass oud really propels the song and gives it some funky oumph (pun intended). The tempos on the other songs tend to be slower, but the track I mentioned and the longer riqq/oud duet on the next track are well worth the price of the album. It's very seldom you'll hear this kind of repertoire with such high production values. If you enjoy this, I also recommend Mr. Shaheen's album devoted to the music of Mohammed Abdel Wohab. It rocks. It really really rocks. Fun-Fact: Dead Can Dance, the leading fake world music purveyors of the 80s and 90s, sample that one for the closing credits of their "Toward the Within" concert film.

(01) [Simon Shaheen] Bashraf Farahfaza
(02) [Simon Shaheen] Sama'I Farahfaza
(03) [Simon Shaheen] Taqasim On Violin
(04) [Simon Shaheen] Longa Farahfaza
(05) [Simon Shaheen] Taqasim On The Beat
(06) [Simon Shaheen] Sama'i Nahawand
(07) [Simon Shaheen] Tahmilah Suznak
(08) [Simon Shaheen] Sama'i Nahawand
(09) [Simon Shaheen] Bashraf Kurd
(10) [Simon Shaheen] Taqasim On Nay
(11) [Simon Shaheen] Sama'I Kurd

Musical Masterpieces From The Middle East;Prod.-Bill Laswell

Personnel includes: Simon Shaheen (oud, violin).

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Sylvain Rappaport & Youval Micenmacher - Turkish Songs

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 30, 2008 0 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Sylvain Rappaport & Youval Micenmacher Turkish Songs Al Sur ALCD 219, 1997
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TRACK LISTINGS 01. Beyati (N. Emin Dede) 02. Bayram gelir elimize (Azeri trad.) 03. Hawada kar sesi var (B. Büke) 04. Chords (Rappaport & Micenmacher) 05. Sabâ (I. Dede Efendi) 06. Ketsev (Rappaport & Micenmacher) 07. Solo tof (Micenmacher) 08. Kirpigin kasina degdigi zaman (trad.) 09. Improvisation (Rappaport & Micenmacher) 10. Acem aziran (I. Dede Efendi) 11. Ferah-fezâ (I. Dede Efendi) 12. Suz nak (I. Dede Efendi) Sylvain Rappaport - piano Youval Micenmacher - percussion

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Armand Amar - Bab' Aziz

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 21 comments
Bab' Aziz-Le Prince Qui Contemplait Son Ame
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Lost in a sand ocean, two silhouettes walk on: Ishtar, a small girl full with spirit, and his/her grandfather Bab' Aziz, a blind dervish. She guides it towards the great meeting of the dervishes which takes place every thirty years, but to find this place secret, he is necessary “to listen to the infinite silence of the desert with her heart”. Their voyage through the extreme vastness brings them, a such set of tracks, with crossed other destinies…

CD: 01 MUSIQUE Armand Amar
(01). Maryam
(02). Bab Aziz
(03). Poem of the Butterflies
(04). Salvacci Denducci Pace
(05). Zikr
(06). Poem of the Atoms
(07). You Created the Night, I Made the Lamp
(08). Ishtar
(09). Song of the Red Dervish
(10). Poem of the Atoms
(11). Dream of the Palace
(12). The Wedding

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Ulvi Erguner - Enderun

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Ensemble Ulvi Erguner Enderun.
Musique de la Cour Ottomane Al Sur ALCD 108, 1992
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TRACK LISTINGS I: Makam Mahur 01. Pesrev (Gazi Giray Han) 02. Kar (Abdulkadir Meragi) 03. Agir Semai (Anon.) 04. Ney Taksim by Aka Gündüz Kutbay 05. Yuruk Semai (Ebubekir Aga) 06. Saz Semaisi (Gazi Giray) II: Makam Pencgah 07. Pesrev (Dede Salih Efendi) 08. Beste (M. Itrig Efendi) 09. Beste (M. Itrig Efendi) 10. Agir Semai (Abdulkadir Meragi) 11. Yuruk Semai (Anon.) 12. Saz Semaisi (Kantemiroglu) III: Makam Rast 13. Rast Pesrev (Anon.) 14. Kar-I Muhtesem (Abdulkadir Meragi) 15. Hem Kamer Hem Zuhre (Anon.) 16. Tanbur Taksim by Necded Yasar 17. Haydarname (Abdulkadir Meragi) 18. Amed Nesimi (Abdulkadir Meragi) 19. Dusems Son Pesrev (Al Farabi)
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NEYZEN ULVI ERGUNER “Kutb-i Nayi” "He was born in Istanbul- Sultan Selim, in 3 August 1924. His mother is Muazzez Hanim, and his father is Suleyman Erguner (1902-1953), who is a composer and the ney master of the last century. His brother Asaf Erguner (brn. 1927) was an economist and a tanbour player. Also his sister Serap Erguner dealed with music and played zither. Ulvi Erguner had to visit various places in Anatolia with his father Suleyman Erguner because of his fathers duty in bureaucracy and for this reason he was graduated from various schools (with high degrees). He wanted to be registered in the Army Military Academy but he missed the beginning of the semester and because of this he was graduated from the Quartermaster Corps. in 1943. He had his first knowledge about ney and music from his father. In Konya Military Middle School, he profited from Ahmet Ezgimen and played in the military band. During his duty as an officer in Ankara and Istanbul, beside his father, he practiced music with Halil Can, Nuri Halil Poyraz, İlyas Tonguc, Fahri Kopuz, Hulusi Gokmenli and Sadeddin Heper. He also participated in the radio broadcasts of the TRT [Turkish Radio and Television] in Ankara and Istanbul. There, he made good use of his conversations with Mesud Cemil. Ulvi Erguner was in charge with various ranks in Gelibolu, Kars, Erzurum, Ankara and Istanbul. Between 7 June 1958 and 9 June 1959 he was in Korea, and after this, until his retirement as a lieutenant colonel, he was charged in Hayrabolu and Kesan. Soon after his retirement, he was appointed as the manager of the department of the Turkish Classical and Folk Music in TRT- Istanbul. There he also was also located as a neyzen and the chief of the chorus. In this duty, he founded the Ulvi Erguner Ensemble. Ulvi Erguner also separated the department of folk music and his assistant Nida Tüfekci became the head of this department. Ulvi Erguner established the performance of the Turkish Sufi Music at the radio and worked on the Turkish composers such as Meragalı Abdülkadir and Katip Celebi. Beside ney, Ulvi Erguner could play ud and violin too. He performed ney in his fathers style which is called as the “Erguner Style”. Ulvi Erguner was famous with his spiritual performing. His improvisations are recorded in the archives of TRT. Ulvi Erguner performed ney as the head neyzen in the Commemorative Ceremony for Mevlana in Konya". (http://www.erguner.com/english/neyzenerguners.htm) The ensemble consists of 37 singers, two kanun, three ney, one kadum, two bendir, four violins, three tanbur, two kemenche, two oud and one cello.
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Unesco Collection [9]. Anthology Of Traditional Music - Sicily

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2 comments
Unesco Collection [1]. Anthology of World Music: Iran
Unesco Collection [2]. Afghanistan. Female Musicians in Herat
Unesco Collection [3]. Kudsi Erguner - Meditation
Unesco Collection [4]. Algerie, Sahara - Music of Gourara
Unesco Collection [5]. KOREA - Traditional Music
Unesco Collection [6]. Yemen - Traditional Music Of The North
Unesco Collection [7]. AKA PYGMY MUSIC - Central African Republic
Unesco Collection [8]. Afghanistan - The traditional music of Herat
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Recorded in villages, these songs and manifestations of popular religious fervour reflect the events taking place in the streets and churches. The impressive percussions and fanfares, the spontaneous participation of the faithful, the intrusion of pagan agrarian traditions, comic song or opera arias are totally unexpected.

[01]. Invocations of the " nudi " and the faithful
[02]. Miserere
[03]. Birbanti di guida chi Fascisti
[04]. Ecce lignum crucis
[05]. Arzu l’uocci e taliu supra nu munti
[06]. Gesuzzu ca nti’ l’uortu fu pigliatu
[07]. Stabat Mater
[08]. Una lacrima sulla tomba di mia madre
[09]. Populu me
[10]. Quanti martiri ha potuto passare
[11]. Gloria
[12]. La quarta spada
[13]. La quinta spada
[14]. La sesta spada
[15]. Gloria

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Karsten Troyke - Leg den Kopf auf meine Knie

Posted By MiOd On Monday, April 28, 2008 0 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Karsten Troyke Leg den Kopf auf meine Knie Raumer Records RR 12698, 1998
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TRACK LISTINGS 01. BimBam 02. Rabbi Tam 03. Der Brief 04. Oifn Weg 05. Ich bin der Weg gen Untergang 06. Ich bin der Regen 07. Nimm hin mein Lied 08. Schlaflied für mich 09. Leg den Kopf auf meine Knie 10. Jidisch 11. Unter deinen wei?en Sternen 12. Der Ghetto-Geiger 13. Man sucht uns 14. Aleko 15. Die goldene Pawe 16. Flits Faigelech 17. Ich bin der Weg kain Maarev 18. Jidisches Kinderlied

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Haji Baba Huseynov - Mugam d'Azerbaijan, Vol. 3

Posted By MiOd On Monday, April 28, 2008 1 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Haji Baba Huseynov Mugam d'Azerbaijan, Vol. 3 Inedit W260026, 1991
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TRACK LISTINGS 1. Mugam Humâyun 2. Improvisation au Târ, Mode Zâbol 3. Improvisation au Târ, Mode Khârej Segâh 4. Mugam Khârej Segâh
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Unesco Collection [8]. Afghanistan - The traditional music of Herat

Posted By MiOd On Monday, April 28, 2008 0 comments
Unesco Collection [1]. Anthology of World Music: Iran
Unesco Collection [2]. Afghanistan. Female Musicians in Herat
Unesco Collection [3]. Kudsi Erguner - Meditation
Unesco Collection [4]. Algerie, Sahara - Music of Gourara
Unesco Collection [5]. KOREA - Traditional Music
Unesco Collection [6]. Yemen - Traditional Music Of The North
Unesco Collection [7]. AKA PYGMY MUSIC - Central African Republic
Once major cultural centre of the empire Timouride (XV century), the fascinating medieval city of Herat in western Afghanistan, is famous for centuries for its artistic refinement. Le présent CD illustre la diversité de la musique vocale et instrumentale de la région d'Hérat et permet d'entendre différents instruments traditionnels : dutâr, chahârtâr sornâ et dohol, dâira, nai chapâni et robâ. This CD shows the diversity of vocal and instrumental music in the region of Herat and allows you to hear different traditional instruments: dutâr, chahârtâr sornâ and dohol, dâira, nai chapâni and robâ. Ces enregistrements exceptionnels ont été réalisés peu de temps avant l'éclatement de la guerre civile qui a bouleversé la vie des habitants de ce centre séculaire de la culture islamique. These exceptional recordings were made shortly before the outbreak of civil war that has disrupted the lives of the inhabitants of this old centre of Islamic culture.
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[01]. Chhârbati Koshki
[02]. Na’t
[03]. Shaikh Ahmad-e Jâm
[04]. Bâdâ Bâdâ
[05]. Medley of wedding song "Olang olang", "Mobârak Bâdâ","Bilbi Gol Arus", "Haina ba-Kârha"
[06]. Shirin chaî na khordom
[07]. Dokhtar Amu Jân
[08]. Ai Zamân
[09]. Chahârbaiti
[10]. Sufi song
[11]. Allâh Hu
[12]. Asheq manam Laili
[13]. Jam-e Nârenji
[14]. Ghazal


Unesco Collection [7]. AKA PYGMY MUSIC - Central African Republic

Posted By MiOd On Monday, April 28, 2008 0 comments
Unesco Collection [1]. Anthology of World Music: Iran
Unesco Collection [2]. Afghanistan. Female Musicians in Herat
Unesco Collection [3]. Kudsi Erguner - Meditation
Unesco Collection [4]. Algerie, Sahara - Music of Gourara
Unesco Collection [5]. KOREA - Traditional Music
Unesco Collection [6]. Yemen - Traditional Music Of The North
The ancient Egyptians were the first to recognize the musical gifts of the Pygmies. Since our rediscovery of their music, the modernism of their art of counterpoint, polyphony and polyrhythmic sound never ceased to astonish us. They remain models of inventiveness for composers all over the world.
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01. Mongombi
02. Anduwa
03. Dikoboda Sombe
04. Dikoboda Sombe [Duet]
05. Bosobe
06. Bobangi
07. Koko Ya Ndongo
08. Nzenzenze
09. Balibo Sasasa
10. Mbola
11. Nzombi (Central African Republic)
12. Nzombi Duet
13. Epanda
14. Mombimbi
15. Monzoli

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Posted By MiOd On Sunday, April 27, 2008 1 comments
Música Andalusí Grupo Qurtuba & María Valverde

(...) It is true that artists are nurtured andalusíes of poetry and music also evolved and developed their own compositions. One innovation was the poetic muwassaha (Muwashshah) estrófica this literary form is composed of verses in classical Arabic except for the last verse, called Kharja which closes the poem composed in Arabic dialect Andalusi. This creation is attributed to Qabri, blind poet of the tenth century from Cabra, Cordova. The zayal or zéjel is a popular genre in the form of verses sung verse in the language dialect of al-Andalus, are attributed to Ibn Guzman of Cordova, a poet of the twelfth century. Ibn Bayyadah (Avempace), Saragossa twelfth century imam, philosopher, poet and musician theoretical and practical, with its great capacity to gather and work contributed innovations and musical and poetic forms, have emerged previously in al-Andalus. The Andalusian music is unique in the Arab world that has preserved the musical roots of old schools. While the arts of al-Andalus flourished under the influence of the East, eastern own inventions began to imitate art as the Andalusian Muwashshah and zejél ... Qurtuba The Panel is composed of teachers and music professionals Andalusian School of Tetouan and Maria Valverde Andalusian home. The tools we use are related to the Andalusian music, remain essential, lute, Rabab, derbouka. With other instruments recover the importance they had in the formation of the traditional Andalusian orchestra ... Maria Valverde Fact Sheet: Maria Valverde (musical direction and vocal), Hicham Zubeiri (Arabic lute and musical collaboration), Abdelmaleck Bakhat (singing), El-Haj (Rabab), Abderrahman El Alaoui (tar), Mohammed El Khilfi (derbouka), Abdelaziz Ahiji (lute second), Mustafa Al-Hakam (nay), Youssef El Mezgeuldi (Kanun). Titles: Clouds: Hejaz AL - MASRIQI - GT (mode) in D minor. MIZÁN (rhythm) BASIT (slow), three rhythmic movements: Moassa-Qantarah-Insiraf / clouds: SADR AL - Dayle - GT (mode) in C major. MIZÁN (rhythm) wa-Qa'im nísf (andante) three rhythmic movements / clouds: Hejaz AL - Kabir - GT (mode) in D minor. MIZÁN (rhythm) Quddam (presto) three rhythmic movements.

Trad., al-Andalus
1. Nuba: Hiyaz al-Masriqi
2. Nuba: Rasd al-Dayl
3. Nuba: Hiyaz al-Kabir

Grupo Qurtuba [María Valverde (voice), Hicham Zubeiri (ud), Abdelmaleck Bakhat (voice), El-Haj (rebab), Abderahman El Alaoui (tar), Mohammed El Khilfi (darbuga), Abdelaziz Ahiji (ud), Al-Hakam Mustafa (nay), Youssef El Mezgueldi (kanun)] - María Valverde, dir.
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Cornelia Catanga - As pleca cu tine-m lume

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, April 27, 2008 1 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Cornelia Catanga As pleca cu tine-m lume Electrecord EDC 384, 2000
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TRACK LISTINGS 01. Unii spun dac-ai bani 02. Blestemat sa fii de stele 03. Foaie verde, mar domnesc 04. Leaga-ti, lele, coada stanga 05. As da zile de la mine 06. Picaturi de untdelemn 07. Ia mai ada o damigeana! 08. Saraiman 09. Doamne, da-mi putere 10. Mosule, te-as intreba 11. As pleca cu tine-n lume 12. Sint fericit ca sint tata 13. Pentru cine am muncit 14. Cantec de ascultare si sarba de la Buzau

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Gabi Lunca - Grea mi-e, Doamne, inima

Posted By MiOd On Sunday, April 27, 2008 1 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Gabi Lunca Grea mi-e, Doamne, inima Electrecord EDC 250, 1999
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TRACK LISTINGS 01. Intr-o zi la poarta mea 02. M-a ajuns un dor de-acas 03. Am crescut baieti si fete 04. suparata sunt pe lume 05. Batui cu murgu cu palam 06. Omul bun n-are noroc 07. Am avut o maicusoara 08. Ma gandesc neica la tine 09. Pasare necunoscuta 10. Cantec la imbracatu' miresii 11. I Da, mama, cu biciu-n mine 12. Grea mi-e, Doamne, inima

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Festival Nacional del Cante de las Minas - Antología

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, April 26, 2008 4 comments
(International Mine Singing Festival. Anthology) (5 CD Box)

"The Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas (International Mine Singing Festival) and the RTVE Música record label have maintained a regular and close cooperation, editing an anthological resumé which now, after a period spent recovering material and freeing documents which are of special interest from oblivion, have finally and joyfully resulted in the set that you are receiving from us. As you will have noticed, it is a series in which there is space for a valuable catalogue of flamenco styles sung by the voices of prestigious artists who belong to different eras, and who have taken part in this festival over its successive editions." José María Velázquez-Gaztelu.

Festival Nacional de Cante de las Minas. Antología Vol.1

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The Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas (International Mine Singing Festival) celebrates its 40th birthday. RTVE-Música, in cooperation with the La Unión town council and the Caja de Ahorros de Murcia, will commemorate the anniversary with this Anthology that is imprescindible in the record collection of any true enthusiast. It is a CD that features mine and Andalusian cantes (styles), in a word, flamenco. The purest forms of cante jondo ( an expression used to refer to the deepest and purest forms of flamenco) performed in the Festival, from Eleuterio Andreu to Curro Piñana, including Antonio Piñana, Pencho Cros, Luis de Córdoba and Encarnación Fernández, among others.

Festival Nacional de Cante de las Minas. Antología Vol.2

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In this, the second record in the collection, we can find some juicy examples of the copla minera (mining copla, a form of traditional popular singing) sung by the voices of the master Juan Valderrama, Curro Piñana and Miguel Poveda, but also, as it is an anthology, we are given the opportunity to undertake a thorough journey through the most varied selection of flamenco formulas that have been performed over the years in the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas. These are samples which, in many instances, are veritable historical documents that are irrepeatable, like the serrana by Manuel Ávila, the soleá and alegrías by Fosforito and the jabera by Curro de Utrera.

Festival Nacional de Cante de las Minas. Antología Vol.3

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A splendid selection from the festival, that spans the period from 1967 to 1993. It collects some wonderful displays of cantes mineros (mine styles) like the cartageneras by Carmen Linares and Manolo Romero, the taranta by Joselete de Linares and the minera by Encarnación Fernández, as well as different styles like the malagueña of Bernardo el de los Lobitos with Antonio Piñana's guitar playing, and the brilliant performances by Ginesa Ortega, Rogelio Beltrán El Puebla and Miguel Poveda, without forgetting about the brilliant tarantas and alegrías by Niño de Pura, in recordings from 1984 - when he was 18 years old - with which he won the First Prize for Guitar Playing in the Festival del Cante de las Minas.

Festival Nacional de Cante de las Minas. Antología Vol.4

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This fourth volume includes a wide range of flamenco palos (forms). It features the voices of Miguel Poveda, Luis de Córdoba, Manuel Ávila, Manuel Infante 'Manolo Fregenal', Alfonso Paredes 'Niño Alfonso', Carmen Linares, Enrique Orozco, Diego el Cigala, Antonio Ayala 'El Rampa', Rocío Segura, Manuel Cuevas, Ginesa Ortega and Manuel Celestino Cobos 'Cobitos'. It also features some splendid guitarists who took their guitar playing to the competition in La Unión, such as Daniel Navarro 'Niño de Pura' and José Antonio Rodríguez. It is a CD that has the necessary elements and quality features to satisfy true flamenco enthusiasts.

Festival Nacional de Cante de las Minas. Antología Vol.5

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The fifth volume of this anthology which retrieves the best singers and guitarists who have passed through the stage of the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas. Radio Television Espanola (RTVE, Spain’s public broadcasting company) and the Festival embarked upon this joint venture some years ago to promote the survival, strengthening and divulging of the cantes mineros (mine singing) and of a flamenco contest that has already acquired worldwide recognition and prestige.

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Lalith Rao - Darbari Kanada, Desh

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, April 26, 2008 7 comments
Lalith Rao Raga Darbari Kanhada, Raga Desh, 2006
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Born on 6th November, 1942 Lalith Rao, showed an uncanny fondness for classical music right from her childhood. Perhaps her tryst with the Agra Gharana began at the age of 3, she sat through an entire four-hour recital of Ustad Faiyaz Khan, completely fascinated and spellbound. She began training under Pandit Rama Rao Naik, a disciple of this gharana. Lalith gave her first public performance at the Bangalore Sangeet Sabha in 1955 at the age of 12. In 1957, while still in school, she participated in Sur Singar Sansad`s All India Classical Music competition in Mumbai for budding musicians under the age of 30, and won the first prizes even though she was only just over 14. The same year she participated in the Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan and became the youngest participant of this prestigious event. She received rave reviews. A brilliant and versatile student, after she finished her B.Sc. she undertook a degree course Electrical Communication engineering and went on to do her post graduation abroad. However, during the arduous engineering course, music had to be relegated somewhat to the background. Her marriage to Jayavanth Rao in 1967 brought her to Delhi. Lalith was keen on pursuing a career in her very specialized field of engineering, but her husband`s coaxing finally took her back to classical music. It began with a short stint with Pandit Dinkar Kaikini, who initiated Lalith`s return to her musical roots. Soon after, Ustad Khadim Hussain Khan, the doyen of the Agra-Atrauli Gharana, came into her life. He thoroughly polished her singing style and taught her the finer aspects of the Gharana, as well as numerous ragas and bandishes. However, having virtually given up music for a number of years, she had to start all over again from the bottom rung of the musical ladder. So she decided to perform at the same Sangeet Sammelan in whose music competition she had won the first prize more than two decades ago. Her rendering was acclaimed as the best recital of the Sammelan and the newspapers announced that a new star had arrived in the musical firmament. That was probably the turning point in her career, as engineering slowly but surely started to recede into the background and music became her full-time pursuit. Thereafter she went on to perform in the Swami Haridas Sangeet Sammelan and later in almost all the music circles and major musical events all over the country. She regaled her audiences with her rich repertoire comprising Khayal, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Thumri, Tarana, Hori, etc. She was particularly acclaimed for her delineation of a wide variety of ragas bringing out their aesthetics and purity. She also developed her own unique style of singing taranas under the guidance of her Ustad. In 1981 she undertook her first concert tour abroad, performing in France, the UK and all over USA and Canada. Since then she has performed abroad several times. A Top Grade artiste of the AIR, she performs regularly on the Radio and Television. She has many commercial albums to her credit. In the mid `70s Lalith, along with other disciples and admirers of Ustad Khadim Hussain Khan, started a music organisation in Mumbai called Sajan Milap, named after Sajan Piya the nom de plume of the Ustad. She also spent a few years (1989-91) with ITC Sangeet Research Academy as their first Chief Co-ordinator for an archival project funded by the Ford Foundation. Later, in 1993, at the invitation of the Ethno-Musicology Department of the University of Washington in Seattle, she herself rendered nearly 500 traditional Agra-Atrauli Gharana compositions in a wide variety of ragas for their archival project. Sometime in 1993-94, Lalith faced one of the most traumatic periods of her career when she lost her voice on the eve of a tour of Europe. Under the guidance of Peter Harrison, she slowly regained her voice. She has now resumed her musical pursuits, having relocated to Bangalore and is also actively grooming talented disciples.

1. Raga Darbari Kanhada: Alap
2. Raga Darbari Kanhada: Nom Tom
3. Raga Darbari Kanhada: "Jaise Mora Jee" (Vilambit Tintal)
4. Raga Darbari Kanhada: "Maalaniya Bandhanavara" (Drut Tintal)
5. Raga Desh: Tarana (Drut Tintal)

Lalith Rao - Vocals
Bharathi Prathap - Vocals
Vyasmurti Katti - Harmonium
Gourang Kodical - Tabla

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Debu Chaudhuri - Raga Desh

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, April 26, 2008 0 comments
Debu Chaudhuri Raga Desh India Archives Music, 1989
Pandit Devabrata (Debu) Chaudhuri today is the foremost exponent of the Senia gharana. Initially trained under the late Panchu Gopal Datta, he trained for a fruitful 38 years under Sangeet Acharya Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, Sitar Sudhakar of the Senia gharana. His romance with the sitar started when he was all of 4 years old, he made his public debut at the age of 12 and his first broadcast for All India Radio was in the year 1948. Debu Chaudhuri is a man of many talents. He is India`s foremost sitar maestro, respected teacher and guru, composer of numerous mellifluous symphonies, creator of eight new ragas, author of three books and several monographs, eminent musicologist (successfully guiding 33 Ph. D. Scholars) and winner of numerous awards and honours. He has been conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, one of India`s highest civilian honours bestowed by the President of India and the most coveted Sangeet Natak Award for his invaluable contribution in the field of Indian classical music. He has also recorded many albums and cassettes with companies all over the world. In 1960, Debu Chaudhuri left Kolkata to join the newly established Department of Music at the University of Delhi in search of his mission to promote the purest traditional form of sitar playing being played by his revered Guruji, propagating its special techniques and quality not only in India, but all over the world. Here he taught for 40 years. His zeal for the propagation of Indian classical music has been boundless and he has delivered lectures at more than 130 Universities around the world, chaired various international seminars on music and has represented India at numerous cultural festivals. He has recently started a unique project to document rare instrumental compositions, which are being forgotten or overlooked by the present generation - a project so dear to his heart that his only ambition is to complete it during his lifetime. As the founder Chairperson of the Delhi University Culture council and as the former Dean and Head of the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, Debu Chaudhuri`s contribution to the field of education places him on an exalted pedestal of respect in the domain of music all over the world. He enjoys wide popularity both as a Maestro of Sitar and as a learned teacher of music, a unique combination and achievement indeed. (ITC Sangeet Research Academy) Raga Desh is one Raga that I could recognize even before I knew anything about classical music, and I believe every Indian irrespective of familiarity with classical music will know it by it's sound. It is the Raga to which the National Song of India, "Vande Mataram" is set. It is an amazingly beautiful Raga, full of inspiring, uplifting sentiment and Shri Debu Chowdhuri does not disappoint with an exquisite Alaap. The Sitar that Debu Chowdhuri uses has a nice shimmering sound to it that sounds very nice as well. I very much like Panditji's performance of raag Desh. As one of the few well known sitar playing representatives of the Senia gharana, Pt. Debu Chaudhuri is an important musician. But he is also one of the best sitarists of the 20th. Century, in my opinion (along with Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Banerjee, Budhaditya Mukherjee, Manilal Nag, Rais Khan, and perhaps Shahid Parvez).

1. Raga Desh: Alap & Jor (34:50) - Prof. Debu Chaudhuri
2. Raga Desh: Vilambit & Drut Gats in Tintal (40:24) - Prof. Debu Chaudhuri/Shafaat Ahmed Khan

"Debu" Chaudhuri - sitar
Shafaat Ahmed Khan - tabla

Prof. Debu Chaudhuri plays sitar in the Jaipur-Senia tradition of his guru, Ustad Mushtaq Ali Khan, and is noted for his 'sweet, singing, ringing tone.' Raga Desh is a very 'sweet' raga associated with the monsoon season, reflecting the joyful spirits as the rains bring relief from the hot, dry summer.

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Kala Ramnath - Kala

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, April 26, 2008 1 comments
Kala Ramnath - Kala, 2005
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Young Maestro KALA RAMNATH, the contemporary torch bearer of the Mewati Gharana, stands today amongst the most outstanding instrumental musicians in the North Indian classical genre. Born into a family of musical talent, Kala began playing the violin at the tender age of three under the tutelage of her grandfather Vidwan Narayan Iyer. Simultaneously she received training from her aunt Dr. N. Rajam. For the past eleven years she has put herself under the training of Mewati vocal maestro, Pandit Jasraj. This has brought a rare vocal emotionalism to her art. Kala's violin playing is characterized by an immaculate bowing and fingering technique, command over all aspects of laya, richness and clarity in sur. All this innate artistry and technical brilliance combined with a rare and exquisite emotional quality are the hallmarks of the style. She has completely revolutionized the technique of playing the violin by taking this instrument so close to vocal music that today her violin is called "the singing violin". Kala has performed at all major music festivals in India, such as the Dover Lane Music Conference and others. In 1984, she won the first prize in the prestigious AIR music competition. In 1988, she became the first ever-Hindustani musician and violinist to record for CBS India Ltd. Besides being a brilliant and charismatic musician; Kala has also an outstanding academic record. A University first in her graduation and post graduation, she won the junior and senior government scholarships in the year 1979 and 1984 respectively. She is also an A-grade artist in Radio and Television. KALA has won the acclaim of discerning audiences and critics worldwide. She has extensively toured the US, Canada, UK, Europe, Russia, Australia, Africa, Middle East, Mauritius, Nepal, Bangladesh etc. Her lecture demonstrations and workshops in Music have been highly appreciated in these countries. She is the principal of the Pandit Jasraj School of Music Foundation in Tampa, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia and Los-Angeles, California. She is also a guest professor at the Sangit Academy, Brussels and Neufchâteau in Belgium. Exactly what happened when the violin fell into the hands of Indian musicians is a story that many of Jazzwise's readers will think they are familiar with, through violinists L. Subramaniam and his brother L.Shankar. As ever, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, for they represent but part of the tale. What they represent is what happened when the violin fell into South Indian hands. Kala Ramnath represents what happened when one multi-minded man called A. Narayana Iyer decided to steer two branches of his family in different directions, in order that they would not compete with each other. His son T.N. Krishnan took the southern path; his daughter N. Rajam the Northern one. Rajam's niece, Kala, follows the Northern tradition. If you have never heard violin played in the Northern Indian style, do yourself a favour and try Kala out. Her repertoire here comprises 'Jogkauns' played as three original compositions in, respectively, a slow, medium and fast tempo. A 10-minute 'Bhatiyar' concludes the proceedings. If Mozart had been transported to the South Asian subcontinent this is what he and improvised Western classical music might have sounded like. The comparison is not thrown in to befuddle or impress. Kala Ramnath is a musician of giant-like qualities.

Kala Ramnath is an Indian violinist, specialising in North Indian classical music.

Ramnath lives in Mumbai, but was born and brought up in Madras, in a musical family which excels in North Indian as well as in South Indian classical music, and which has produced another three world-famous violinists: her guru and aunt N. Rajam, her uncle T.N. Krishnan, and her cousin Sangeeta Shankar.

From the beginning Ramnath played a full-sized violin; her first was given to her by her grandfather when she was two years old. In her youth she was taught by her aunt, N. Rajam. From the end of the 1980s she began studying in Mumbai under the singer Pandit Jasraj.

Besides the classic North Indian raga, Ramnath plays much fusion. She has played in various projects with musicians from the world of jazz, African music, flamenco, and Western classical music. She leads her own fusion-band Yashila, and has played with Spanish flamenco-guitarist Eduardo Niebla. Another of her fusion bands is Four Elements with the Dutch jazz guitarist Jan Kuiper, tabla player Niti Ranjan Biswas, and the Moroccan percussionist Rhani Krija.

1. Raga Jogkauns - Gat, Vilambit Ektal
2. Raga Jogkauns - Gat, Madhyalay Ada Chautal
3. Raga Jogkauns - Tarana, Drut Ektal
4. Raga Bhatiyar - Gat, Madhyalay Tintal
5. Raga Bhatiyar - Gat, Drut Ektal

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Vishwa Mohan Bhatt - In Concert. Bihag, Desh

Posted By MiOd On Saturday, April 26, 2008 0 comments
Credits to AmbroseBierce
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt In Concert - Bihag, Desh Raga Records, 1991
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TRACK LISTINGS 1. Bihag – Alap 2. Bihag – Jor 3. Bihag – Jhalla 4. Bihag – Gat, Vilambit Tintal 5. Bihag – Gat, Drut Tintal 6. Desh – Gat, Sitarkhanital Vishwa Mohan Bhatt - mohan veena Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari - tabla
“Although guitar is a foreign instrument, he has a tremendous command over it. He has given a new dimension to it by merging the sound and style of guitar, sitar and sarod. The effect of his playing is unique.” —Padmavibhushan Ravi Shankar Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was born in 1952, of a musician family of Jaipur in Rajasthan. He received his initial training from his older brother Shashi Mohan, and is now a disciple of Ravi Shankar. He has modified his guitar by adding several chikari (drone strings tuned to the tonic), and eight sympathetic strings tuned to the scale of the raga being played, which ring out in the background when their note is struck on the main strings. This hybrid instrument, which Vishwa calls the Mohan Veena, is played like a Hawaiian slide guitar, and is ideally suited for the sustained, sliding notes of vocal style Indian classical music. Sukhvindar Singh, from Ludhiana in the Punjab, is one of today's leading young tabla players. Learning first to play the pakhawaj (the large double headed drum used to accompany Dhrupad vocal music) under Nihal Singh, he received a thorough training in the Banares tradition from his guru Kishan Maharaj. Rag Bihag is an important evening raga. The rasa (mood) is romantic combined with pathos, as in longing for one's lover. Basically following a major scale, it omits the second, third and sixth while ascending, and goes through both a natural and augmented fourth: S m G M P N S, S N D P M G m G R S (C F E F# G B C, C B A G F# E F E D C). There is an andolan (slow vibrato between microtones) on the sharp fourth, and the second, used only in descent to the tonic, is soft. The heart of the rag is the phrase P M G m G (G F# E F E). Vadi and samvadi (most important) notes are the third and seventh. Rag Desh is a rainy season rag, and played in the evening at other times. Mood is pathos and joy. Its ascending/descending stucture goes: N S R m P N S, R S n D P D m G R G N S. (B C D F G B C, D C Bb A G A F E D E B C). Vadi and samvadi are the second and fifth.
Chances are they won't be offering this on the Nashville Network, but this is a release of steel guitar music with a difference: the music being played on it is Indian classical music. Guitarist Bhatt takes an archtop guitar, adds drone and sympathetic strings, and plays it lap-style with a steel bar. The result sounds no more like Sol Hoopii than it does Buddy Emmons, though the basic technique is one common to bar pushers worldwide. Anyone familiar with the technique will be properly floored by Bhatt's playing on the "fast tintal" section of "Rag Bihag," a work that clocks in at a full hour. Recorded live in Pittsburgh, the two performances here represent serious Indian classical music (Ravi Shankar even endorses Bhatt's music and hybrid instrument) which will be of interest to lovers of guitar (and steel guitar) music in their many-splendored forms.~ Mark Humphrey
Creator of the Mohan Veena, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has mesmerized the world with his pristine, delicate yet fiery music. Born on 27th July 1952, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt hails from a family of musicians and had his initial training from his elder brother, Shri Shashi Mohan Bhatt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has attracted international attention by his successful Indianisation of the western Hawaiian guitar with his perfect assimilation of sitar, sarod & veena techniques. By changing the strings that were originally used and adding ‘Chikari’ and 8 ‘Tarabs’ (sympathetic strings), he has given his guitar an evolutionary design and shape, and has developed his own style of playing Indian Classical music - a fine combination of ‘Gayaki Ang’ (Vocal style) and ‘Tantrakari Ang’ (Instrumental style). With blinding speed and faultless legato, Bhatt is undoubtedly one of the most expressive, versatile and greatest slide player s in the world. Being a powerhouse performer, Bhatt's electrifying performance always captivates the audience whether in the United States of America, Europe, Gulf countries or his motherland, India. An ‘A-grade’ artist of All India Radio and Television, he has participated in the National programmes of All India Radio and has given exclusive recitals of one hour in the ‘Sangeet Sabhas’ of Radio Sangeet Sammelan. He has given numerous lectures and demonstrations around the world and has numerous CDs and cassettes to his credit. A disciple of Pt. Ravi Shankar since 1983, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt has had accolades and honours heaped upon him. These include the Padmashree (2002), the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1998) and the Grammy (1994). (ITC Sangeet Research Academy)
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Unesco Collection [6]. Yemen - Traditional Music Of The North

Posted By MiOd On Friday, April 25, 2008 1 comments
The marriage songs, the percussion instruments of the Chargui dances, the repetitive and hypnotic melodies of the Qasaba flutes all stir our imagination. This is a rare opportunity to hear the mythical lute of Sanaa or the lyre, which has disappeared even from Greece.

[01]. Chargui & Hakif dances
[02]. Gharzal
[03]. Zar
[04]. Rahil
[05]. Aghani Atifi
[06]. Mutawal
[07]. Yemenite Zafat
[08]. Mutawal
[09]. Ghina
[10]. Hakfat

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Unesco Collection [5]. KOREA - Traditional Music

Posted By MiOd On Friday, April 25, 2008 0 comments
Unesco Collection [1]. Anthology of World Music: Iran
Unesco Collection [2]. Afghanistan. Female Musicians in Herat
Unesco Collection [3]. Kudsi Erguner - Meditation
Unesco Collection [4].Algerie, Sahara - Music of Gourara

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Korean music differs from its Chinese or Japanese counterparts through its vigorous rhythms. Examples include the music of the Imperial Court performed with rare majesty, instrumental compositions raised to a high level of classical art, lyrical or popular songs; they all reflect a highly original ancient tradition.


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Unesco Collection [4].Algerie, Sahara - Music of Gourara

Posted By MiOd On Friday, April 25, 2008 1 comments
Unesco Collection [1]. Anthology of World Music: Iran
Unesco Collection [2]. Afghanistan. Female Musicians in Herat
Unesco Collection [3]. Kudsi Erguner - Meditation
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The Gourara region with its many cases is peopled by Zenetic, Bedouin and Sudanese tribes. Their different kinds of music show mutual influences, but the repertoires remain specific. The diversity is illustrated here by the ritual songs of Islam and maraboutism, a dance or a song praying for the fertility of the palm flowers. Recorded in 1974

1. Ahellil Song
2. Tagerrabt Song
3. Hadra Song
4. Tebel Song Of The Meherza
5. Song For The Insemination Of The Date Palm
6. Song With Amzad Accompaniment
7. Dance With Qarqabou

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The Essential Guide To Latin Jazz

Posted By MiOd On Friday, April 25, 2008 2 comments
The Essential Guide to Latin Jazz presents the finest names and most popular songs from this fashionable genre – a perfect introduction, via the players, the singers and the bands. This collection brings together luminaries from both jazz and latin music – many of whose artistic output was at its height when expressed as a fusion of the two. Jazz greats such as Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson and Duke Ellington sit comfortably alongside giants of the latin music scene, including Jose Feliciano, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Tania Maria and Irakere.
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[01]. Stan Getz – Samba De Uma Nota So (One Note Samba)
[02]. Charlie Palmieri – El Continental
[03]. Herbie Mann – Todos Locos
[04]. Cal Tjader – Afro-Blue
[05]. Dizzy Gillespie – Manteca
[06]. Joe Henderson – No More Blues (Chega De Saudade)
[07]. Paul Desmond – Theme from ‘Black Orpheus’
[08]. Paquito D’Rivera – Who’s Smoking?!
[09]. Ray Barretto – Johnny Come Lately
[10]. Luis Bonilla – !Escucha!
[11]. Jim Tomlinson – She’s A Carioca
[12]. Alex Wilson – Havana Thoroughfare
[13]. Hilton Ruiz – Mr. KenyattaHector Martignon – Colombaiao
[14]. Hector Martignon--Colombaiao
[15]. Rubén Gonz?lez – Nueva Guajera

[01]. Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina – ?guas De Março (Waters Of March)
[02]. Jose ‘Cheo’ Feliciano – Oye Como Va (Aprieta)
[03]. Paula Santoro – The Girl From Ipanema
[04]. Ibrahim Ferrer con Los Bocucos – Mi Tonada Montuna
[05]. Tania Maria – Yatra-T?
[06]. Stacey Kent & Jim Tomlinson - The Gentle Rain
[07]. Eliane Elias – Doralice
[08]. Antonio Carlos Jobim – Lamento
[09]. Celia Cruz – Aguinaldo Antillano
[10]. Clare Teal – Madrugada
[11]. Flora Purim – Open Your Eyes You Can Fly
[12]. Ingrid Laubrock – Beatrice
[13]. Mark Murphy – Cantaloupe Island
[14]. Saskia - The Look Of Love
[15]. Jacqui Dankworth – Nuestro Tema

[01]. Mongo Santamaria – Brazilian Sunset
[02]. Poncho Sanchez – Se?or Blues
[03]. Machito Y Sus Afro-Cubanos & Graciela – Mambo Infierno
[04]. Tito Puente – Friquilandia
[05]. Mario Bauza & Graciela – Guateque De Chomba
[06]. Irakere – Homenaje a Beny
[07]. Duke Ellington – Caravan
[08]. The Bronx Horns – Catch The Feeling
[09]. The Brecon Brothers – Grazin’ In The Grass
[10]. Grupo Cabana – Desafinado
[11]. Danza Latina – Ran Kan Kan
[12]. Trio Da Paz – Keep The Spirits Singing
[13]. Coco All Stars – Macho
[14]. Perez Prado – Mambo No.5
[15]. Eddie Palmieri – Mi Cumbia

Swinging Gentlemen

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, April 24, 2008 2 comments
Swinging Gentlemen
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[01]. Yes Sir, That's My Baby
[02]. It's Only A Paper Moon
[03]. I Hear Music
[04]. 'S Wonderful
[05]. On The Street Where You Live
[06]. Makin Whoopee
[07]. Elmer's Tune
[08]. Blue Room
[09]. Tain't So Honey, Tain't So
[10]. Trav'lin' Light
[11]. Moon Song
[12]. You'd Better Love Me
[13]. Cherry
[14]. Shiny Silk Stockings
[15]. Kiss & Run
[16]. Taking A Chance On Love

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Jazz Diva Easy Listening

Posted By MiOd On Thursday, April 24, 2008 0 comments
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Track Listings
[01]. Light My Fire - Tahta
[02]. Her Jude - Monique Kessous
[03]. It's Too Late - Marcela
[04]. You'Ve Got A Friend - Tahta
[05]. Just The Way You Are - Marcela
[06]. Don't know Why - Lizet
[07]. Let's Stay together - Lizet
[08]. I Say A little Prayer For You - Taryn Szpilman
[09]. Isn't She Lovely - Cris Delanno
[10]. Love Dance - Marcela
[11]. My Cherrie Amour - Taryn Szpilman
[12]. She Loves You - Monique Kessous
[13]. Ribbon In The Sky - Tahta
[14]. Roxanne - Roberto Menescal Cris Delanno
[15]. Cry Me a River - Roberto Menescal Cris Delanno

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Golden Legends - Blues Legends

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1 comments
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[01]. Mississippi Fred Mcdowell - good morning little school girl
[02]. Big Maybelle - i cried for you
[03]. Memphis Slim - cow cow blues
[04]. Leadbelly - big fat woman
[05]. B.B. King - the other night blues
[06]. Lightnin' Hopkins - lonesome dog
[07]. Buddy Guy - first time i met the blues
[08]. Ray Charles - blues is my middle name
[09]. Charles Brown - big legged woman
[10]. Roy Brown - boogie woogie blues
[11]. James Cotton Band - fanny mae
[12]. Johnny Otis - barrelhouse blues
[13]. Jimmy Mcgriff - jumping the blues
[14]. B.B. King - you've done lost your good thing now

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The New Classical Generation 2008

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1 comments
The New Classical Generation 2008 is a CD compilation, showcasing the latest and freshest classical music talent.
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This release features five tracks from the voices of five young classical crossover artists: Blake, Hayley Westenra, David Garrett, Jonathan Ansell and the highly anticipated Will Martin. Young and talented, each of these artists have helped to open up the classical genre to a wider and younger audience with their fresh repetoire of music.

1. Will Martin - Cinema Paradiso
2. Hayley Westenra - Laschia Ch'io Pianga
3. David Garrett - Flight Of The Bumble Bee
4. Blake - 1492 Conquest Of Paradise
5. Jonathan Ansell - Here's To The Heroes

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Legends Of Calypso

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 1 comments
Features the legendary Calypso artists: Andre Toussaint, Blind Blake, Calypso Mama, Mighty Panther, Colin Kelly, Calyps Eddie and more
A collection of 25 witty and humorous Calypso songs – historical recordings and greatest hits by some of the greatest Calypso stars of the 1940s and 1950s.
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over an extremely broad range of styles from classic testifying to folk styles to crooned ballads. Probably one of the most (in)famous double-entendre calypso songs The Big Bamboo is included here given wittily brilliant treatment by its composer Mighty Panther who contributes several other pithy pieces to the collection. Calypso Eddie gives an extroverted version of the staple Matilda, Calypso Mama warns the men Don’t Touch Me Tomato while balladeer Andre Toussaint croons Yellow Bird over a Cuban beat.

[01]. Calypso Island ~ Andre Toussaint
[02]. Court House Scandal ~ Calypso Mama
[03]. Lizzie Carry Basket ~ Peanuts Taylor
[04]. De Pig An' Goat ~ Blind Blake
[05]. Brown Skin Gal / Mary Ann ~ Blind Blake
[06]. Crazy Like Mad ~ Leslie Scott & Irene Williams
[07]. Matilda ~ Calypso Eddie
[08]. Back To Back ~ Harold Digby McNair
[09]. Barbados Carnival ~ Mighty Panther
[10]. Bedbug Song, The ~ Mighty Panther
[13]. De Peas 'N' De Rice ~ Calypso Mama
[12]. Gin & Coconut Water ~ Blind Blake
[13]. Yellow Bird ~ Andre Toussaint
[14]. Mama Hold De Light ~ Mighty Panther
[15]. Bahama Lullaby Rock ~ Blind Blake
[16]. Don't Touch Me Tomato ~ Calypso Mama
[17]. Hold 'Em Joe ~ Andre Toussaint
[18]. Scratch My Back ~ Leslie Scott & Irene Williams
[19]. Bellamena ~ Blind Blake
[20]. Nora Nora ~ Mighty Panther
[21]. O' Look Misery ~ Blind Blake
[22]. Watermelon Spoilin' / Here I Go Walkin' ~ Andre Touissant
[23]. Monkey Song, The ~ Blind Blake
[24]. Big Bamboo, The ~ Mighty Panther
[25]. Snorkel Song, The ~ Colin Kelly

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Al Di Meola - Colecao Folha Classicos do Jazz

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 0 comments
Al Di Meola - Colecao Folha Classicos do Jazz Vol. 18
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The guitarist won fame of the night for the day to join the Return to Forever with only 19 years. The trio with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia also has become legendary. He was one of the fastest guitarists in jazz fusion, but then started to focus also on world music, alternating the guitar with the guitar, which comes with the same dexterity. Son of Italians, Meola was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, on July 22, 1954. Since child, now frequented clubs, parsley, to discover the jazz with Chick Corea and Larry Coryell. In 74, the very Corea invited to come for the Return to Forever. The soils of fast and energetic rock Meola attracted the public, giving the group its best vendagens on discs such as "Where Have I Known You Before" and "Romantic Warrior." Two years later, he started solo career with "Land of the Midnight Sun." This and the subsequent "Elegant Gypsy," "Casino" and "Hotel Splendido" already brought elements of world music. In 80, Meola recorded with John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucia "Friday Night in San Francisco," which sold over two million copies. From the 90 he recorded more often acoustic music world, as "World Symphony" and "Di Meola Plays Piazzolla." In 96, formed the trio The Rite of Strings, with the violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and bassist Stanley Clarke (another former Return to Forever). His new CD, "Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Volume I", has launch scheduled for the end of October, 2007.

[01]. July
[02]. Traces of a Tear
[03]. Maraba
[04]. Song to the Pharoah Kings
[05]. Etude
[06]. Rhapsody of Fire
[07]. Coral
[08]. Beijing Demons
[09]. Ballad

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Balkanbeats Vol.3

Posted By MiOd On Wednesday, April 23, 2008 0 comments
Volume 3 of the popular and original Balkan music compilation
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[01]. Opa Cupa (Slavic Soul Party!)
[02]. Ubicu te (Magnifico)
[03]. Jungle Shadow (Kiril feat MC Wasp & Rucl)
[04]. Balkan Qoulou (Watcha Clan)
[05]. Disko (friends of Boban Mix) (Shantel feat. Boban Markovic Orkestar)
[06]. Virágok a réten (Little Cow) 00:03:59
[07]. Turkish Honga (Streamer & mps PILOT remix) (Ot Azoj Klezmer Band)
[08]. Manea-k (Max Pashm)
[09]. Drunk of Sorrow (Parno Graszt)
[10]. Moscow Fever (Slonovski Bal)
[11]. Hopai Diri Da (edit) (Damian & Brothers)
[12]. Heymischer Bulgar (Garage-Mix 2004) (Al Jawala)
[13]. Nema Problema Tourist (Figli di Madre Ignota)
[14]. Dobrila (The No Smoking Orchestra)
[15]. Naj ma shela (Romengo)

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Carmen Linares - Desde El Alma - Cante Flamenco En Vivo

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 0 comments
World Network Vol.[01-35]
World Network Vol.[36-49]

World Network Vol. 25: Spain
Carmen Linares - Desde el alma - Cante Flamenco en vivo

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Carmen Linares is widely acknowledged as the greatest living Flamenco singer. In Spain, where she has won many major competitions, including the Arte Flamenco, she is known as the Queen of Song. Her breathtakingly expressive voice vibrates with passion as she plumbs the dark depths and brilliant heights of the cante flamenco. Carmen Linares is accompanied by a percussionist and two guitarists who follow every nuance of her voice in the true Flamenco tradition, with an almost uncanny ability to anticipate each change of mood, however sudden or subtle. While Straight No Chaser, bible of the British acid jazz scene, claimed that "Linares has been the foremost exponent of Spain’s most intoxicating vocal style since 1968. There is an urgency and naked passion surrounding Carmen Linares’ work which defies all clichés"; this is how the London listings magazine Time Out put it: "She torques around the gaps of conventional diatonic tuning as a muezzin does. Her flamenco is so concentrated that you hear only music."
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[01]. Fandangos De Huelva (Ya No VA Mi Nina)
[02]. Malaguenas Y Rondena (Ni A Trios)
[03]. Tangos (Por La Calle Vienen)
[04]. Seguiriyas (Sin Apelacion)
[05]. Romeras (De Que Te Sirve El Saber)
[06]. Martinetes (Por Que La Lunita Crece)
[07]. Tientos (Acordandome De Ti)
[08]. Cartagenera Y Taranta (Adonde Vamos Dios Mio)
[09]. Bulerias (A Mi Lucia)

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Loyko, Road of Gypsies

Posted By MiOd On Tuesday, April 22, 2008 0 comments
World Network Vol.[01-35]
World Network Vol.[36-49]
World Network Vol. 26: Russia: Road Of The Gypsies
This is Russian gypsy music performed with consummate mastery. Their sell-out Frankfurt concert, recorded on this album, prompted the leading German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung to write: "Nobody wanted to let them leave the stage. Musicians through and through, they really gave everything in this concert. Virtuoso dances, gentle romances, melancholy minor keys and a capella song – Loyko know exactly how to draw out the very quintessence of musicianship. With sharp-witted irony, they interpret the musical treasures of Eastern Europe which have developed into an independent genre in Russia and have influenced Russian music. Loyko add their own special touch with some unique arrangements and skilful tempi." Another leading German daily, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, was no less enthusiastic: "With exquisite a capella singing the trio goes straight to the very soul of the audience."
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[01]. All the Cards
[02]. Heyka
[03]. Vagabond
[04]. Telema
[05]. Korobochka
[06]. Turn and Spin
[07]. Smelka
[08]. Kumushka
[09]. Road of the Gypsies
[10]. Who Goes There
[11]. Brahms
[12]. Brothers in Law
[13]. Lautary
[14]. Gulya

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Part Two

World Music Library "Best Select Library"

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[01]. Celebrations of Japanese music
(Japanese Festival Music)

Track Listings
(01). Kanze style Takasago (Akira Hazime)
(02). Kanze style crane and tortoise (Akira Hazime)
(03). (Epic Song) folding-fan (Shiyousaburou Matsushima, etc.)
(04). Three companies Festival (To each Hu, etc.)
(05). (To each Hu, etc.)
(06). Early Spring (Tokiko Negishi, etc.)
(07). Pine and Plum (Kagurazaka MAKI, etc.)
(08). Pine Longevity (Toshiko Yonekawa, Hiroe Yonekawa)
(09). (Ancient court music) articulation flat floor overflow easy heaven (Royal Easy Easy part of Friends)
(10). Spring Nozomu (Sugawara ice, etc.)
(11). (Bamboo) harp palocurrent(Hisashi Noutomi, Haruhiko Noutomi)

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[02]. Hayashi, Music of Vaudeville
Traditional Instrumental music of kabuki, Bunraku, Japan

Track Listings
(01). a Taiko
(02). The Fan Taiko
(03). than on their front seats
(04). is Zha portent turn
(05). Opening their dance!
(06). than on a small
(07). iris bathrobes
(08). Equisetaceae Kariya
(09). the pommel horse
(10). Flowers to knock
(11). than let
(12). advised revenue
(13). they had the tone of this!
(14). Laosung
(15). yuan currency, see Paul spent than
(16). than in all
(17). 2 than they had at this!
(18). Nozaki
(19). Wood has Festival
(20). And me sign
(21). were of Musashi
(22). offshore their Liu
(23). Dian most verily
(24). m to wash your
(25). New dieth you turn
(26). shall give you a few
(27). You receive!
(28). Movement
(29). Whom they sign carp
(30). In their dance
(31). Recover from

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[03]. Music from Ryukyu
The Soul of Island Songs
(Traditional, Folk, Okinawa, South Japan)
Track Listings
(01). Canada - Hisashi Akira Hee!
(02). Hina Tika - Lim Chang
(03). Love flowers Zhao morning
(04). Married Masako Mori Mori Yasushi Yoshida
(05). Farewell smoke Tina Shigeru Sada
(06). Magistrate's Tamaki stable exchange
(07). Hazime Kuniyoshi, and GU: Well
(08). KEHITTOURI The clause Sadao Tina Hazama Migiwa
(09). Pressurized wins over our maritime - Shigeru Mori
(10). Takashi Obama - Kosho
(11). NAKUNI Hazama Migiwa and Lim Chang-U - Obama Shigeru Mori
(12). Tsunami Isao Hisashi love
(13). Hitoshi Makoto Takahashi Tomari

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[04]. Theme Songs from Old time Japanese TV and Radio
Track Listings
(01). Pointed hat ( "bell up the hill") (HIBARI theme song chorus of children, Keiko Takahashi)
(02). Whistle song (Kamitakada choir boy)
(03). Red Peacock (Sayoko Inokuti, King children's choir)
(04). Alloy of copper and gold bell?assistant (Mamoru Miyashita, Kamitakada choir boy, Yutaka Iwase)
(05). Tsutyoume an address (HIBARI children's choir, RIDOSORUFA)
(06). Moonlight Who will be masked (Yoshiko Kondou, King Association)
(07). Street behind the bus (Nakahara, DAKKUSU Dark)
(08). sword assistant?song (Kamitakada choir boy)
(09). Break even??of Alec (the King children Riya Kana Association)
(10). Hakuba (Ishikawa Decimal)
(11). HARIMAO song (beauty Mitsuhashi, the Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus)
(12). Young season (the peanut)
(13). (Makoto Huzita)
(14). Astroboy (Kamitakada choir boy)
(15). Gigantor (Nishirokugou choir boy)
(16). Drop HYOUTAN Island (Youko Maekawa, HIBARI children's choir)
(17). HANA you solder (Chieko Baisho)
(18). Youth that this is (Akira Huse)
(19). Bastard sun (Takeshi Terauchi and BANIZU)
(20). GEGEGE's (the grave) (Kazuo Kumakura, HIBARI children's choir)
(21). Someone in the Wind ( "cold wintry" theme song) (Tsunehiko Kamiziyou)
(22). Circular flower PYUNPYUN UTA (Ichiro Tsu Takara, King female choir)

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[05].The Song of Esashi Oiwake
Rhymes to prominent people of Hokkaido.
Track Listings
(01). Motoe Sasaki Clear
(02). Yamamoto
(03). Yutaka Yoshizawa
(04). Mitsue Hayasaka
(05). Humio Ootsuka
(06). Blue Book Cafe Minoru Ban
(07). Yoshikazu Kamata
(08). Mitsuhashi beauty
(09). book after rhymes Yoshikazu Hamada
(10). for the first seven bean Miura

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Loutfi Bouchnak & l'Ensemble Al Kindi

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Loutfi Bouchnak & l'Ensemble Al Kindi
Chants Classiques de Tunisie et du Moyen-Orient, 1993
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Track Listings
1. Premiere suite en mode Asbu 'Ayn
2. Seconde suite Wasla en mode Asbu 'Ayn
3. Troisieme suite Wasla en mode Bayati

Loutfi Bouchnak - vocals, ûd
Seifallah Abderazak - violin
Sofiane Nagra - ûd
Nabil Abdel Mouleh - nay
Adel Shamseddin - riqq
Julien Jalâl al-Dîn Weiss - qânûn

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Rajeswari Padmanabhan - Sambho Mahadeva

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Rajeswari Padmanabhan Sambho Mahadeva, 2004
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The "vina" is one of the most important musical instruments used in Carnatic music, which today is still a living musical art and an essential cultural aspect of South India. Rajeswari Padmanabhan and Karaikudi Sambasivayer Subramanian are playing the "vina" in the 9th generation and the remarkable percussionist Tanjore Upendran accompanies them on the "mridangam". The recordings for "Sambho Mahadeva" (Great god Sambhu) were made in June 1975 in the studios of Sender Freies Berlin and the Ethnological Museum in Berlin and include 7 first recordings of a total of 17 pieces. The extensive booklet contains - besides descriptions of the compositions and their respective musical styles - numerous examples of notations and many photographs.

"0, Great God Sambhu is the latest release in Wergo's Museum Collection Berlin series. The album features the South Indian vina (lute), one of the most important instruments in Carnatic music, as played by Rajeswari Padmanabhan and Karaikudi Sambasivayer Subramaniam, with percussion accompaniment by Tanjore Upendram on the mrdangam. These studio and concert recordings were made in Berlin in 1975. As is the norm in this series, the booklet (128 pages German/English) is incredibly detailed and informative."

CD 1
01. Varnam: Moha-lahiri
02. Krti: Sri-Jalamdharam
03. Krti: Samkari niv’ani
04. Krti: Sambho Mahadeva
05. Krti: Cittam eppadiyo
06. Alapanam – Tanam – Krti: Kaddanuvariki with kalpana-svarams
07. Tillana: Di mi ta ja nu
08. Mangalam: Pavamanasutudu
09. Krti: Ramacandram
10. Krti: Mari vere

CD 2
01. Alapanam – Tanam
02. Krti: Eduta nilicite with niraval and kalpana-svarams
03. Krti: Sobhillu
04. Krti: Krpa jucutaku
05. Krti: Sankari ninne
06. Krti: Sarasa sama dana
07. Krti: Nenar uncinanu

Rajeswari Padmanabhan - vina
Karaikudi Sambasivayer Subramanian - vina

Tanjore Upendran - mridangam

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Abdulrahman Surizehi - Love Songs and Trance Music from Balochistan

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Abdulrahman Surizehi Love Songs and Trance Music from Balochistan, 2006
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Er gilt als Weltbester Spieler des Balochi Instruments "Benju". Abdulrahman Surizehi vermittelt die Tradition und Musik seines Landes Balochistan, der Region, die sich über den Nordwesten Pakistans, den Südwesten Afghanistans und den Südosten des Iran erstreckt, auf dieser CD perfekt. Gemischte Klänge der verschiedensten "Balochi" Instrumente werden hier auf eine gute Art vermischt und schaffen ein einmaliges Hörerlebnis. Die erste CD beinhaltet seine eigenen traditionellen Kompositionen. Die zweite bietet einen guten Querschnitt traditioneller Trance Musik aus seiner Heimat.

He is regarded as the world best player of the Balochi instrument Benju ". Abdul Rahman Surizehi taught music in the tradition of his country Balochistan, the region that occupies the north-west of Pakistan, the South West of Afghanistan and the southeast of Iran extends to the CD perfectly. Mixed sounds of a variety of "Balochi" instruments are a good way to mix and create a unique listening experience. The first CD contains its own traditional compositions. The second offers a good cross section of traditional trance music from his homeland.

CD 1
1. Madok
2. Mate Watan
3. O mani dost
4. Malle balocha bin me Rodbari Zahirig
5. Ya Rasool
6. Yad
7. Dost
8. Sherwandi
9. Min Gudbransdal

CD 2
1. a) Allah hu
b) Allah hu
c) Morida
d) Simor

2. a) Allah maan faqira
b) Noorshah
c) Leiro
3. Sasuli Khorasani Qalandari zemor
4. a) Qalandar lal marwandi (namidanam)
b) Keblai Simorg
c) Bawan shah
d) Qalandar-e-meda

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Greek Folk Dances and Songs

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Greek Folk Dances and Songs, 1988
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Track Listings
01. Itia
02. Samiotissa
03. O Aetos
04. Ena Karavi Apo Ti Chio
05. Karagouna
06. Stin Kentimeni Sou Podia
07. Ksekina Mia Psaropoula
08. Griva Mi Se Thelei O Vasilias
09. Kalamatianos
10. Sta Salona
11. Gerakina
12. Syrtos Silivrianos
13. Tria Paidia Voliotika
14. Thalassa Ola Ta Nera
15. Amaranthos
16. Sgouros Vasilikos
17. Patinada Tou Gamou
18. Itia Moy
19. I Hira
20. Melachrino Agapisa
21. Mavra Mou Helidonia
22. O Ilios
23. Hasaposerviko
24. Dio Kopeles Ligeres

Giorgos Koros - violin
P. Kokondinis - clarinet
V. Malliaras - clarinet
G. Ganiatsou - vocals
A. Sinis - vocals

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