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Safaafir - Maqams of Baghdad

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Maqams of Baghdad is the first release for the Iraqi Maqam ensemble, Safaafir.  Iraqi Maqam is a centuries old musical art form that is unique to Iraq.  This album showcases some of the repertoire from the Baghdadi tradition.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jake Belser at Farm Fresh Studios, in Bloomington, IN.

Sound Bytes:

Click on a link below to listen to an .mp3 sample from the CD Maqams of Baghdad:

3.  Excerpt from Maqam_Penjigah

5.  El Leyla Hilwa

6.  Excerpt from Maqam Hwaizawi

 

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Also Available from the members of Safaafir:

Ya Salaam!

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 "Ya Salaam!", is an expression of musical bliss.  The performances have a fresh, spontaneous sound, and there is incredible variety in terms of instrumentation and style.  The album features the vocals and trumpet of Amir El Saffar, as well as the talents of Dena El Saffar and Tim Moore, among others.  "Ya Rayah" and "Yine Bir Gul Nihal" are surprisingly progressive, while  "Sema'ii Bayyat" and "Jurjina Medley" showcase the band's ability to do justice to the music traditions of the Near East.  

Recorded at Farm Fresh Studios, in Bloomington, IN, and mastered at Colossal Mastering, in Chicago, IL.  This CD  is mature and refined as well as experimental and daring.

 

Click on the song titles below to listen to audio samples:

Bestat Baghdadiyya

Ya Rayah

Gozlerin Bir Icim Su

Ya Jamil

Al Henna

Parfum Du Gitane

Jurjina Drums

Jurjina Medley

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