I'm looking for Middle Eastern folk music, preferably the kind with really awesome singing. What are your recommendations?
Earlier today I downloaded an ambient liveset by Klimek from mnmlssgs
and was particularly intrigued by a little vocal snippet at the beginning of the mix
. It's about 30 seconds into the mix. I'm pretty sure it's a field recording, but if anyone could identify it and lead me to more music of the type, I would be forever indebted to you.
I was raised in a home where lots of old Iranian music was played around me, but I can't really seem to find a lot of this stuff in a digital format (all my parents' stuff is disorganized and on tape). About two months ago, I did find an amazing album of Mugham by Alim and Fargana Qamisov on Amazon. I also like Hossein Alizadeh's collaboration with Djivan Gasparayan on Endless Vision
. I was also very interested by a documentary
on Qamisov I found on youtube. The thing I liked about the documentary was that a majority of the music was vocals-only, but the album I bought was accompanied by music.
I know there are probably a LOT of places where I can get music like this. I also know I kind of gave a pretty broad description. I just want to know where I can get the best
, most moving recordings.
So, any recommendations for vocal-heavy, preferably kinda sad, Middle-eastern music?