Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Hedeiri Abou Aziz: Aboudieh  majrawi

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  • Recording locations

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Performers

    Aziz, Hedeiri Abou (singer, male)

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    The Iraqi singer Hedeiri Abou Aziz (also spelled: 'Hdhairy', 'Khedeiri', Abu), born in Nasiriyya (southern Iraq) was the best-known Rifi singer in Iraq. Side A: Musical instruments are: jōza (bowed fiddle, four strings and coconut shell resonator) or violin, qānūn box zither and ud. An extremely melismatic singing style, unmetered. 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. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-10641, Matrix number: 0C 2349

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