Saturday, 19 July 2014

1er Festival Algérien de la Musique Andalouse 1967 - Vol. 1 - LP published in Algeria

Here we post the 6 Volumes of the first Algerian Festival of Arabo-Andalusian music, which took place in Algiers in 1967. In May 2012 we had posted already volumes 7 to 12 of the "2ème Festival Algérien de la Musique Andalouse 1969" and in September 2011 three volumes of the "3ème festival de musique Andalouse - Alger 1972".

Side A:
1. Ben Tobbal & l'Orchestre de Constantine:
Extraits d'une Nouba du mode Rasd
2. L'Orchestre de Lybie - Direction: Hassan El Aribi:
Malouf - extraits d'une Nouba

Side B:
1. Mohamed Khaznadji & l'Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire d'Alger:
Extraits Sika & Dil
2. Mohamed El Ghomeiri & l'Orchestre de la Socièté "El Muwahiddia" de Nedroma:
Extraits d'une Nouba du mode Sika

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Al-Haj Abd er-Rahman ben Moussa - Al-Qur'an al-Karim - TCK 678 - Cassette from Morocco

We post here one more cassette by Al-Haj Abd er-Rahman ben Moussa with beautiful Quran recitations, based on so-called "Andalusian" melodies, a style which has almost completely disappeared.
Before we had already published Vol. 1 and Vol. 60 of a complete Quran on 60 cassettes and five cassettes from this series (see here).  Originally we wanted to post this cassette already in february 2013, but abstained from it because this tape has unfortunately some weaknesses: the sound is partly muffled, especially on side 1 up to 11:05. Now on the occasion of the blessed month of Ramadan we finally decided to post it.  

Haj Abd er-Rahman ben Moussa was very well known in Morocco as he used to recite the Quran on Moroccan TV and radio for decades.
This volume is from a series of 8 cassettes. Some volumes were given to me as a gift by some Moroccan friends, some I bought in the late eighties in Brussels. There is also a complete Qur'an on 60 cassettes by him, of which we have posted already the first and last volumes and which I bought in the early or mid nineties, also in Brussels. I don't remember what inspired me in the beginning to look for recordings by him, but I did for many years. Two or three years ago one could still not find anything about him in the internet, but now there are a couple of sites from which one can download his recitations. As this style has more or less completely disappeared, now there seem to be people who feel the loss and are eager to get hold of his recordings.

Side 1:
Surat al-Tauba (16:50)

Side 2:
Surat al-Ma'ida (16:38)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Mohammad Shareef Khan Poonchwale (1926-1980) - Some Vichitra Veena Recordings

As the great Sitar and Vichitra Veena master Ustad Mohammad Shareef Khan Poonchwale (1926-1980) has still not got the attention by music lovers he deserves and especially his mastery over the difficult and rare Vichitra Veena is very little known, we post here some recordings, orginally posted by Dr. Ashfaq Ali Khan (Holistic Khan) in his wonderful treasure troves on esnips and mediafire. The original folders don't seem to be available anymore in the internet. Earlier we posted the only Vichitra Veena LP by the artist here

1. Raga Aimen (31:23)
2. Raga Darbari (18:16)
3. Pilu Thumri (13:05)

On the artist see  our earlier posts:
and also: