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Choubi Choubi! Folk And Pop Sounds From Iraq, Volume 2
Another unmissable Mark Gergis compilation of Iraqi folk and pop, from the Saddam era. Fiddles, double-reed instruments, bass, keyboards, and oud over a driving beat topped with rat-tat-tat-tat percussion...




Cyminology Saburi
Farsi love songs, including a tribute to Norma Winstone, from the German-Iranian singer Cymin Samawatie.



Derdiyoklar Disko Folk
From 1979, the third album by this Anadolu pop duo based in Germany, entertaining Turkish weddings and circumcision feasts with their quite nutty electro-folk blends of plugged-in saz, guitar, drums, synths.



Derdiyoklar Coban Mamos
A ton of drunk people stomping about in a circle to the frenetic, overdubbed, distorted sound of electric saz, synthesized drums, cimbalom, and sheep sound effects: yep, Bengi Folk, Derdiyoklar-style.




DJ Sardena Studio Sardena
An invigorating sampling of the prodigious output of this joint in Matariya, Cairo. Mahragan, or electro-shaabi, stripped down Sardena-style: auto-tuned, maxed-out vocals, thumping beats, synths, wild effects.



EEK Live At The Cairo High Cinema Institute
Cranked-up shaabi, hotly recommended. Islam Chipsy playing synth, with drummers Khaled Mando and Islam Tata. Check film of them here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNLv5WBWe6M



Egypt The Musicians Of The Nile
Epic poetry wrapped up in the rabab viol (a coconut shell covered with fish skin, with a long, spiked handle, two horsehair strings), the vertical suffara flute, the arghul double clarinet, droning and melodious.




Ostad Elahi A Spiritual Epic: The Art Of Oriental Tanbur Lute
The latest reissue installment of these amazing recordings of solo lute from Iran.



Ostad Elahi Destinations
Out-of-this-world tanbur-lute playing, recorded in Tehran at the start of the 1970s (with one track, Tarz, from the 1950s).





Give Me Love Songs Of The Brokenhearted, Baghdad, 1925-1929
'Beautiful, haunting... spiritual reflection is sung with carnal force, songs of romance are rendered like hymns. For a few moments, on these ancient records, Baghdad sounds like paradise' (Rolling Stone).