The rough guide to the music of Afghanistan [sound recording].
by Hussainzada, Setara [prf]; Mahvash [prf]; Hussain, Ghulam, rubab player [prf]; Ẓāhir, Aḥmad, musician [prf]; Naghmah [prf]; Darya, Farhad [prf]; Tawakuli, Safdar [prf]; Mashinai [prf]; Khushnawaz, Mohammad Rahim [prf]; Mohammad, Gada [prf]; Hassanpur, Azim [prf]; Sakhi, Homayun [prf]; Maftun, Mehri [prf]; Naabzada, Rafi [prf]; Sakhizada, Hameed [prf]; Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group [prf].Material type: MusicSeries: Music rough guide: Publisher: [S.l.] : World Music Network, p2010Description: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781906063627; 1906063621.Language note: Sung in various unidentified Afghan languages.Title notes: $14.98 (B&T) 3/8/13 (pr)Subject(s): Music -- Afghanistan | Folk music -- Afghanistan | Popular music -- Afghanistan | Sufi music | Qawwālī | *recs=b;ov=.b11745642
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Afghanistan has barely been out of the news for years, it seems, and during the rule of the Taliban, from 1996-2001, music was banned. Since then it has vigorously returned, and this welcome addition to the Rough Guide series gives a strong indication of the variety of sounds available there, including some that predate many of the troubles. There are several examples of the national instrument, the plucked rubab, and more from the short-necked lute called the dambura. They're all vastly different and quite lovely, giving a sense of true variety. Equally informative are the female singers, like Naghma and Mahwash, a Sufi singer who's highly regarded in the country. Lest anyone believe that Afghanistan is mired in the past, there are several blasts from the present to liven things up, such as Setara Hussainzada, who won the Afghan version of American Idol. There's also another winner in Rafa Naabzada, whose offering is very generic. But the king of all is Farhad Darya, who's given two tracks, one straight rock recorded with German music (and sung partly in English), while the other is more rooted, but still definitely modern. Afghanistan still has many problems, but it's a place that's flourishing again musically -- and long may that last. ~ Chris Nickson
Sung in various unidentified Afghan languages.
Various artists ; Bonus CD: Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group.
Program notes in English, French, and Spanish ( p.) in container.
Zim Zim Zim (Setara Hussainzada) -- Gar Konad saheb-E-Man (Mahwash) -- Ba Ayadat Beya (Ghulam Hussain) -- Leili-Jan (Ahmad Zahir) -- Meena Dakhklo Sanga Kaygi (Naghma) -- Salaamalek (Farhad Darya) -- Dobaiti Hazaragi (Safdar Tawakuli) -- Logari tunes (Mashinai) -- Jâm-e Nârenji (Ustad Rahim Khushnawaz, Gada Mohammad & Azim Hassanpur) -- Mola Mamad Djan (Mahwash) -- Kataghani (Homayun Sakhi) -- Dar Khyal-e Ishq-e Khuban (Mehri Maftun) -- Salaam Afghanistan (Farhad Darya) -- Sabza Ba Naaz mea Ayad (Rafi Naabzada & Hameed Sakhizada) -- Rae Maykhana O Masjid (Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawwali Group).
Bonus CD. Rae Maykhana O Masjid = The way to the mosque and the winehouse -- Zikre Tu Chee Shireen Ast = Your prayer is so sweet! -- Mar Dar Do Jahan = I'm in two worlds -- Sare Buredae Ma Ra = My decapitated head -- Choon Nai Ba Nawa Amad = Since the reed began to sing -- Beshnaw Az Nai Choon Hekayat Mekonad = Listen to this reed forlorn -- Ay Sholae Hazeen = Oh desolate flame! -- Dunya Kisa Ke Pyar Main = The earth is the place of my love.
Better known for conflict rather than music, this Rough Guide takes listeners way beyond the crossfire to explore the musical treasure house that is Afghanistan while revealing regional folk traditions, beautiful classical compositions, and a rising popular music scene.
$14.98 (B&T) 3/8/13 (pr)