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Arabic and Indian Traditional Music

Could anyone reccomend me some Arabic and/or Indian traditional music? Or modern music using traditional beats and instruments? I prefer female singers for this but good male singers are equally as interesting to check out.

I have a few CDs of 'World Music' and enjoy them immensely but would realy like to enhance my collection and knowledge a bit more. By that token, any reccomendations for Latin American or African musicians would be cool too :D

Thanks for any help.


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Jan. 26th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Probably of little use,
but I do have a various artists world music CD
from a variety of countries.
May help you pick a favourite.
Jan. 26th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
What's the title and label? Just want to make sure it's not the same as one of the ones I already have.

If not then, yeah, it'd be cool to borrow it if possible. Thanks for the offer! :D
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
It was ages ago but it was a sort of charity record called 'One World' I think.
Had a red cover, and I can't find it on Amazon to check.
Will dig it out when I get home and try to drop it by the shop.
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
Don't worry I have 'One World' on vinyl. Brought it when it came out in the early 90's.
Thanks for the thought though!
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:32 pm (UTC)
Does Turkish count? We have a few CDs.

Seven Cloves is superb. Non-vocal, but it's a bloke.

Also we have some music from Azerbaijan called 'Land of Fire'. Extraordinary music. Definitely 'world'.

I can look up the details if you're interested.

Both of those are 'traditional' as opposed to 'pop'.

Most of the music we've heard in Mexico has been.... dubious. Though fun when you're actually there (unless there are five Marachi bands all playing at once as tends to happen in Veracruz).
Jan. 26th, 2005 10:46 pm (UTC)
Turkish certainly counts. Azerbaijani would certainly be checked out too.

I can imagine what you mean about the Mexican though. I picked up some CDs when I was in Brazil last time and they certainly weren't what I was expecting :P
Jan. 26th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
Yedi Karanfil 1 - Seven Cloves (Bay Muzik Uretim) Could well be a pirate copy anyway. Can burn if you wish. The English translations of the song titles are.... Strange. Yedi Karanfil has quite a lot of albums out.

balaban Alihan Samedou - The Land of Fire Music of Azerbaijan (Mega Muzik). Again, it could well be a pirate copy.

Both were picked up in Turkish markets after hearing them whilst eating. Though you hear Seven Cloves more or less everywhere.

Jan. 27th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC)
If you could burn them that'd be great. To be honest if I like them the chances are that I'll pick up originals at somepoint anyway.

Many thanks :D
Jan. 26th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
An old work collegue of mine was Iranian and once did me his personal favorite arabic tunes on CD. If you'd like I'll see if I can find it and burn you a copy.

Is there going to be a pub-meet any time soon? I could give it to you then.
Jan. 26th, 2005 11:32 pm (UTC)
There's supposed to be a pub meet next Wednesday but I haven't organised/posted anything about it yet. Guess I should do if it's going to happen :p

I'm certainly interested in hearing the CD you mentioned. If you could get me a copy that'd be appreciated. Also glad to hear you enjoyed the Poppies last night. It was damn fine :D
Jan. 27th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)

If you're looking for stuff to shake your booty to round the living room, look for anything by Hossam Ramzy.

For a more modern take with female vocal, try Natasha Atlas.

For Indian, check out Sheila Chandra, and listen to Nihal and Bobby on Radio 1.
Jan. 27th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was listening to a Natasha Atlas CD when I wrote the original entry :) She is very good.

I'll take a look at the others you mentions. Thank You!
Jan. 27th, 2005 02:07 pm (UTC)
Sheila Chandra is one of my favourite female vocalists -- top stuff.
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