Saturday, May 20, 2006

One more thin slice of crap. It's just a little piece.

Rough Guide to Sufi Music
Mr. AMG says,
"Most Westerners think of Sufi music in terms of the late great Persian qawwali vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan or of the whirling dervishes of the Mevlevi order in Turkey. It's not really Westerners' fault that the media have provided few images — in terms of Sufi culture — to work with. This volume by Rough Guides offers a solid view of the wealth and diversity inherent in the vast world of Sufi musical art. Along with the more well-known exponents of Sufi music such as Khan, the Sabri Brothers, Hassan Hakmoun, and the dervishes, there is the venerable Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tuni, Abida Parween, Ostad Elahi, Sheikh Ahmad Barrayah, Hamza Shakkur, and numerous others, making this a profound volume of, above all, sacred music from all the different musical traditions in the Indian and Persian worlds. This music is in places popular music, like Hakmoun's, and in most places purely for religious purposes. But no matter what the circumstance, it offers Westerners something that is truly, completely other: a different musical scale, more complex notions of harmony, and divergent paths for the human voice to take as it approaches the sacred. There is deep mystery and truth in this music; it reveals itself gently and amiably and caresses any listener open to encountering it without prejudice. There are other, more complete introductions to the Sufi world out there; however, they are all multiple-CD collections and are vastly overwhelming. This set, on a single, easily digestible disc, tears the veil of haunted mystery back from the Sufi world and offers it with integrity, musicality, accessibility, and elegance. This volume is the introduction to Sufi music."

That's quite a mouthful. I think the idea of the review is to make you feel like an idiot.
The joke's on him, I'm already an idiot.

My Review:
This is simply another fine Rough Guide Compilation, that completely ROCKS!
Have fun with this one. It's Outstanding!.

Track List:
1. Ferahfeza Peprev - Mevlana Kultur Ve Sanat Vakfy Sanatcylary
2. Az Hoosne Malihe Khud (Pakistan) - Sabri Brothers
3. Alam (Egypt) - Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tuni
4. Oalbi Yuhaddithuni (Egypt) - Sheikh Yasin Al-Tuhami
5. Saba Atu Rijal (Morocco) - Hassan Hakmoun
6. Tere Ishq Nachaaya (Pakistan) - Abida Parween
7. Shah Khoshini (Iran) - Ostad Elahi
8. Dembe (Senegal) - Boubacar Diagne
9. Al Asfur (Egypt) - Sheikh Ahmad Barrayn
10. Ghayri Ala S-Sulwan Qadir - Sama I Rast (Syria) - Hamza Shakkur
11. Rahway Wasdi Jhok Faridan Di (Pakistan) - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Quick Stats:
Rough Guide to Sufi Music
83 MB
160 kbps lame
pw = ilikesufi


At 9/18/2006 9:18 AM, Blogger Alicia said...

This cd is most excellent. Do you have any more of these Rough Guides around? I have a few (Gypsy Swing, Balkan Gypsies, Astor Piazzolla, and Appalachians) and I've always thought them to be so much better than Putumayo. At least in putting together a diverse and not totally predictable collection.

P.S. I'm way behind the game on your site, but I'm loving every minute of catching up and downloading almost everything.

At 9/22/2006 12:45 AM, Blogger Escape Goat said...

Guess what Alicia?
I just put up another Rough Guide today. I hope you enjoy it. It's really Great.

Thanks for enjoying it. I really enjoy doing it. It's a lot of fun.
Come back any time, but please take your shoes off first.


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