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Kurdish Folk Songs and Dances (1955)  CD

Kurdish Folk Songs and Dances (1955) CD

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives.  The original liner notes from the LP are included."

Recorded by American archeologist Ralph S. Solecki in 1953 during excavation in the mountains of Kurdistan, this collection of Kurdish folk songs and dances features the two barreled reed flute, a drum, and various local singers. The authenticity and simple honesty in these songs shines through on this recording. Solecki notes that " much like the ballads of our Appalachian mountaineersthe songs deal with universal things, such as love troubles and war." Liner notes include translations of song lyrics as well as a brief explanation of Kurdish culture and history.

Tracks
1. Barzan Tribal Love Song - 1:46    
2. Barzan Tribal Dance - 1:09    
3. Barzan Tribal Folk Song - 2:22    
4. Song of Bereavement - 4:25    
5. Flute Music Accompanied by Drum - 1:46    
6. Song of Valor - 3:53    
7. Kurdish Folk Dance Song - 4:10    
8. Hairan - 3:52    
9. Two Different Flute Melodies - 1:42    
10. Folk Dance with Drum - 0:59    
11. Besta - 4:04    
12. Lawk - 1:21    
13. Sulaimaniya Love Song - 2:24    
14. Sulaimaniya Love Song - 2:01    
15. Dance Music - 2:08    
16. Barzan Tribal Song - 2:43    
17. Love Songs - 3:34


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