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Rough Guide to the Music of Afghanistan 2xCD

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    Better known for conflict than music, this Rough Guide takes you way beyond the crossfire to explore the musical treasure house that is Afghanistan – revealing regional folk traditions, beautiful classical compositions and a rising popular music scene.

    Compiled by world music editor and film maker Simon Broughton, this unique album brings together the traditions of a country that suffered under a radical ban on music imposed by the Taliban between 1996 and 2001. Although he died in 1979 aged just 33, Ahmad Zahir is still the most popular musician in Afghanistan. Known as the 'Afghan Elvis', 'Leili-Jan' is a love song and one of his greatest hits. A hugely popular Pashtun singer in the 1980s, Naghma left Afghanistan once the mujahideen came to power and when the Taliban fell it was her music, recorded in Pakistan, which was the biggest seller. Her song 'Meena Dakhklo Sanga Kaygi' is about a young girl asking for advice. Mahwash is the most respected female Afghan singer around and this album features her Sufi track 'Gar Konad Saheb-E-Man', as well as 'Mola Mamad Djan', one of the country's best-loved songs. Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group is one of the most highly regarded qawwali groups and their music can be explored further on the bonus CD.

    This album showcases some of the different regional and ethnic styles of Afghanistan, and whether it is sung in Pashtu, Dari, Uzbek or Hazaragi, music is seen as a unifying force and for that reason alone, it deserves to be better known.

    Enhanced Added Value: This CD contains a data track that includes music and travel from the Rough Guide books.

    'congratulations to Broughton, who has done a very necessary job' 5***** stars, The Scotsman

    'the Afghanistan you rarely get to hear about' 3*** stars, Songlines

    'a truly valuable collection... unmissable bonus volume', fRoots

    Track Listing :

    Rough Guide to the Music of Afghanistan
    01 - Setara Hussainzada - Zim Zim Zim
    02 - Mahwash - Gar Konad Saheb-E-Man
    03 - Ghulam Hussain - Ba Ayadat Beya
    04 - Ahmad Zahir - Leili-Jan
    05 - Naghma - Meena Dakhlo Sanga Kaygi
    06 - Farhad Darya - Salaamalek
    07 - Safdar Tawakuli - Dobaiti Hazaragi
    08 - Mashinai - Logari Tunes
    09 - Ustad Rahim Khushnawaz, Gada Mohammad & Azim Hassanpur - Jâm-e Nârenji
    10 - Mahwash - Mola Mamad Djan
    11 - Homayun Sakhi - Kataghani
    12 - Mehri Maftun - Dar Khyal-e Ishq-e Khuban
    13 - Farhad Darya - Salaam Afghanistan
    14 - Rafi Naabzada & Hameed Sakhizada - Sabza Ba Naaz Mea Ayad
    15 - Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group - Rae Maykhana O Masjid

    Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group - Bonus CD
    01 - Rae Maykhana O Masjid (The Way To The Mosque And The Winehouse)
    02 - Zikre Tu Chee Shireen Ast (Your Prayer Is So Sweet!)
    03 - Mar Dar Do Jahan (I'm In Two Worlds)
    04 - Sare Buredae Ma Ra (My decapitated Head)
    05 - Choon Nai Ba Nawa Amad (Since The Reed Began To Sing)
    06 - Beshnaw Az Nai Choon Hekayat Mekonad (Listen To This Reed Forlorn)
    07 - Ay Sholae Hazeen (Oh Desolate Flame!)
    08 - Dunya Kisa Ke Pyar Main (The Earth Is The Place Of My Love)

    Music Style(s)
    Afghan , Asian

    Age Suitability
    Young Adult , Thirty-Something , Young At Heart

    Ethically Produced

    Made In Hong Kong


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