Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Elustaz Hafez Mahdy: Aboudieh:  Walaw Arkhat

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  • Recording locations

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Performers

    Mahdy, El ustaz Hafez (singer, male)

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    The singer Elustaz Hafez Mahdy. 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: qānūn, ‘ūd, jōza (bowed fiddle, four strings and coconut shell resonator) and violin; some musical interludes; without metered rhythm and rhythm instruments. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-9145, Matrix number: 0C 2310

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