Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Nasser Hakim: Aboudieh:  Ya nahi (Dashty)

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    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Performers

    Hakim, Nasser (singer, male)

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    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, qānūn box zither and violin; without metered rhythm and rhythm instruments; occasional instrumental interludes; beautifully melismatic. The name of the singer is mentioned at the beginning of the recording. The title, Dashty, could refer to the origin of the musical piece (or the lyrics) from the Hormozgan Province in Iran. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-9155, Matrix number: 0C 2345

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