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Deben Bhattacharya
Sounds of the West Sahara EUCD 1870
Sounds of the West Sahara
Field recordings made in 1978 by ethnomusicologist Deben Bhattacharya. Recorded in nomad tents of the Sahara regions of Mauritania, these recordings highlight the griot traditions of this region with their special instruments ardin (harp of the Sahara), tidinit (lute) and t’bol (kettle drum). Pictures plus extensive liner notes about music and instruments in English, German, French and Spanish.

1. BIADH VAGHO (Sub-mode of the maqam Vagho)
2. LEYIN LEBYADH (Nostalgic love song)
3. K'HALL KĀR (Derived from maqam Kār)
4. KHAL NIAME GHEISS ET LEILA (Classical love poem)
5. SEYNI KĀR (Classical derivative mode)
6. K'HALL VAGHO (Classical maqam)
7. THE MODE KĀR (and its derivative modes)
8. ZRAGUE EL BILLAWI (Instrumental

Price: € 15.50

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