Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Ahmed Al Bedri: Gased,  Part 1

  • Add a note
    Log in to add a note at the bottom of this page.
  • All notes
  • My notes
  • Hide notes
Please click to leave a note

The British Library Board acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors to this recording and the rights of those not identified.
Legal and ethical usage »

Tags (top 25):
(No tags found for this item)
  • Type


  • Duration


  • Shelf mark


  • Recording date


  • Recording locations


  • Performers

    Al Bedri, Ahmed (singer, male)

  • Description

    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

  • Metadata record:

    View full metadata for this item