Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Hedeiri Abou Aziz: (Aboudieh)  ya hal tenched (Jadery)

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  • Recording locations

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Performers

    Aziz, Hedeiri Abou (singer, male)

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    The Iraqi singer Hedeiri Abou Aziz (also spelled: 'Hdhairy', 'Khedeiri', 'Khedery', Abu), born in Nasiriyya (southern Iraq) was the best-known Rifi singer in Iraq. Side A (0C2347): Musical instruments are: jōza (bowed fiddle, four strings and coconut shell resonator), qānūn box zither (or the santūr, a hammered dulcimer), and ud. An extremely melismatic singing style with guttural stops, unmetered. A side: The song belongs to the urban abūd̲īya (also spelled aboodiya, aboudieh or aboudiya) genre. This is a popular poetic-musical song genre, which was once performed by professional and semi-professional singers in the urban centres of Iraq. Musical instruments and music: qānūn and ‘ūd solos; without metered rhythm and rhythm instruments.. 0C2347 Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-8295, Matrix number: 0C 2347

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