Help - Azerbaijani music info.
January 16, 2014 2:13 PM Subscribe
Love a song, but would like to figure out whether it's the same early modern piece of music as a wikipedia article suggests.
posted by lethologues to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, I've spent all day in awe of this song that I stumbled across after buying a compilation of folk music:
I then googled what I thought was the song title, and came to this wikipedia article, that had me even more fascinated (Lermontov?!) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashiq_Qarib
BUT all the versions of the song on the web seem to suggest that 'Ashig Garib' is the name/moniker of the artist (there's another piece of music on youtube w/ same guy, under the same moniker but a different title for the music) , not the song/dastan. I'm basically just trying to figure out - is the song in the video the same piece of music that the wiki article is talking about? If anyone could tell me what Orta Saritel means, that'd be great too - a cursory google suggests it's about the tuning of the instruments used.
The reason I'd like to know is just cuz the article makes the content of the song sound really sweet (a hero, love, wisdom, sainthood, what's not to love), and it'd be pretty great if that was the music Lermontov heard & (presumably) loved 200ish years ago.
If anyone likes the song, btw, it's from a compilation called Mountain Of Tongues.
(i'm also procrastinating from an essay)