Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Mulla Seoud Al Koweity: Ya ali  sawat (Fan Laaboni), 1

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:26

  • Shelf mark

    9CS0025136

  • Recording date

    1931

  • Recording locations

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Performers

    Al Koweity, Mulla Seoud (‘ūd / singer, male)

  • Description

    Sowt genre of Kuwait. The singer's name is also spelled 'Mulla Saud Al Kuwaiti' or 'Mulla Saud Kowaity'. He lived from 1900 to 1971 and was born into a tailor's family and trained as a tailor. Though there are very few recordings of him he was a well-known singer at the time. Mulla Saud Al Kuwaiti was in close contact with his better known contempary musicians Dahi Ben Walid (Bahrain; (1896/1898-1941/1951) and Abd El Latif Al Kuweiti (Kuwait, 1903-1975). On this recording he was probably supported by Dahi Ben Walid, Saleh Al Kuwaiti, Ali Al Merwas and Hamad Bu Taiban on violin, ‘ūd (?), mirwās and chorus (call-response). Music: The title Ya ali sawat (Fan Laaboni) pt.1 .- Ya ali sawat pt.2 indicates that the piece is continued on 'pt.2'. 'Fan laaboni' indicating the specific sowt style. A short melodic introduction (taqṣīm) starts the piece. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-10651, Matrix number: 0C 2268

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