Sunday, 19 June 2011

Ghulam Hossein Ghafari (Vocal) & Zulfaqar 'Askarian (Dotar) - Chaharbaiti 1 - Musiqi Mahali Khorasan (Folk music from Khorasan) - Cassette from Iran


Dotar music from Torbat-e Jam (East Khorasan),
about 40 km from the border to Afghanistan.
Chaharbaiti, meaning four, is a free-rhythm improvisational
style played on the two or three stringed Dotar.  



12 comments:

Giri Mandi said...

Thanks again, Tawfiq, I do appreciate your excursions beyond the Hindu Kush!

arvind said...

Yes, thank you very much, Tawfiq!

Tawfiq said...

Thank you. There will be many excursions, also into other directions. But in between I will always return to India and Pakistan

Giri Mandi said...

Your excursion will be appreciated, and your returns warmly welcomed!

Anonymous said...

This one is absolutely beautiful!

Many thanks

Mike, Slovenia

Anonymous said...

reeeeaaaallly good one, for sure

=)

David said...

Great cassette Tawfiq thank you! I am surprised by this one: it is from NE Iran (and adjacent to Uzbekistan etc) but to me it doesn't sound like what I'd expected from that area - it sounds to me like it comes from somewhere in India, perhaps! It just goes to show how unified the musics in that part of the world really are , I guess! Thank you for broadening my horizons again!! David

Tawfiq said...

Dear David,
in effect Torbat-e Jam is near the Afghan border in the south east of Khorasan. This part is also called South Khorasan. It's close to Herat in Afghanistan. The music of Northern Khorasan is a little different, though also played on the Dotar.
Between Khorasan and Uzbekistan there is still Turkmenistan, to whose music the music of Northern Khorasan has many affinities. These are Bakhshi (bards) musics of basicly nomadic or semi-nomadic people and as such very different from the highly developed art music of the old urban centers of Uzbekistan. At Raga Maqam Dastgah you can find a lot of CDs with music from all these different regions. You can contact them at: info@raga-maqam-dastgah.com

qasemi said...

Damaged links
Thank you if corrected

Tawfiq said...

The link works perfectly. As by now everybody should know perhaps, Rapidshare limited its public traffic as of 27th of november 2012. So if the message comes up that the public traffic is exhausted you just have to wait till next morning (European time as Rapidshare is based in Switzerland).

Saranj Ksh said...

Please upload in mediafire
2 months, I could not I download this album

Tawfiq said...

You still don't seem to understand how Rapidshare works now. Pleas read details on:
http://oriental-traditional-music.blogspot.de/2013/02/rapidshare-all-links-work-perfectly.html