Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Qassem Abdulla: Aboodiya  (Ya eini)

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:15

  • Shelf mark

    9CS0025052

  • Recording date

    1930s

  • Recording locations

    Iraq

  • Performers

    Abdulla, Qassem (singer, male)

  • Description

    Qassem Abdulla is a paste, abūd̲īya and rifi singer from Iraq. Side-A The song belongs to the urban abūd̲īya (also spelled aboodiya, aboudieh or aboudiya) genre. This is a popular poetic-musical song genre, which was once performed by professional and semi-professional singers in the urban centres of Iraq. Musical instruments and music: ‘ūd and violin; some beautiful interludes on these melody instruments; melismatic way of singing; without metered rhythm and rhythm instruments. Released on Columbia Records; Matrix number: COF 300-1

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