Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Nasser Hakim: Aboodiyah  Alamek

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:25

  • Shelf mark

    9CS0025081

  • Recording date

    1930s

  • Recording locations

    Iraq

  • Performers

    Hakim, Nasser (singer, male)

  • Description

    Nasser Hakhim (1910-1991) was a well-known singer of abūd̲īya, rifi and pesta songs. He was born in Amarah (southern Iraq) and moved to Baghdad, where he opened a small café known for rifi music. 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; without metered rhythm and rhythm instruments; occasional instrumental interludes. The name of the singer is mentioned at the beginning of the recording. Released on Columbia Records; Matrix number: COF 25-1

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