Middle Eastern music on shellac disc
Ahmed Al Bedri: Gased, Part 1
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Al Bedri, Ahmed (singer, male)
Ahmed Al Bedri (also known as Sheikh Ahmed Al Bedri) was a talented maqam singer, composer of religious songs, expert on religious rituals and music theorist. He was born in Iraq and later settled in Mashhad (Iran). The song belongs probably 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: a cello used as a drone and the violin; without metered rhythm and rhythm instruments. The piece is continued on the second side. Released on Columbia Records; Matrix number: COF 304-1