Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Robab Dhol Naghma - Robab music from Afghanistan - Cassette published in Peshawar, Pakistan

Wonderful Robab and Dhol music from Afghanistan. Cassette published in Peshawar in Pakistan. Don't be irritated by the western instruments on the cover: this is pure Afghan music at its best.
I'm not able to decipher all the infos given on the cover. One thing I can decipher is the name Abdul Rauf. Probably the name of the Robab player. It would be very welcome if anyone could help

Side A (30:26)
Side B (30:26)

Many thanks again to Danny for sharing this cassette.


Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this recording !!! i am a robab player and so all the recordings are very important for me !!! muchas gracias Danny and if you have others recordings of afghan music i say YES !!!
A French Guy.

Torbill Duallman said...

thanks for all this great music!

Mr Tear said...

I can't wait to hear this one. Thanks for sharing.

Mutha Klanger said...

big thanks Tawfiq and Danny. can''t get enough of the rabab. there's some serious ghungroo action going on as well (i guess the cover sort of hints at this). anyone know about the dance side of things here? must go and Google for some info.

A. said...

The cover is not very informative as it mainly contains the name of the publishers in differing calligraphy.

It does mention that recording was made in the city of Quetta and is 'presented' (peishkash) by one Abdul Rauf Watanyaar.

Tawfiq said...

Dear A.,
thank you very much. Does "presented" mean produced by or does it refer to the musician?

A. said...

Dear Tawfiq,

my guess is that it refers to the producer. The studio is called Watan(;it. homeland), possibly eponymous with the producer Watanyaar(lit: lover of the homeland).

Tawfiq said...

Dear A., thank you very much. Though the music is recorded in Quetta it is purely Afghan, right? I guess Logari, or?

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A. said...

Dear Tawfiq,

yes, the music consist of Afghan tunes, pop, folk, etc. Logari is there, even Irano-Afghan pop songs like "Amena, chashm e tu jaame sharabe man ast". I haven't had a chance to listen to the entire recording yet so can't tell you if there are Hindi tunes and the like.

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