Mukhtar, Ahmed / Rhythms of Baghdad
Album:Rhythms of Baghdad Collection:World
Artist:Mukhtar, Ahmed Added:Mar 2003
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-03-24 Pull Date:2003-05-26 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 25May 18May 11May 4Apr 27Apr 20Apr 13Apr 6

Recent Airplay
1.May 24, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Souq Baghdadi
4.May 24, 2003:Morning Glory
Horse Dance
2.May 06, 2008:Peace at the Cafe Bohemian
Raqsat Al Shara
5.May 20, 2003:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Sep 30, 2003:At the Cafe Bohemian
Baghdad Al Kadima
6.May 17, 2003:Morning Glory
Sufi Rhythm, Kasor

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-03-10 
Wonderful music from Iraq played on oud and a variety of drums. Some traditional tunes, some composed by Mukhtar, based on Arabian maqams. Play this as a beautiful form of anti-war protest. All tracks worth one star at least. The drummer (Sattar Al-Saadi deserves joint credit for this one & his solo tracks are great.)

1. Mid-tempo, great strings & perc. Catchy.
2. Slow & spare intro w/a sense of mystery.
3. Rhythmic with a cool melody and great strings.
4. Faster w/a happy bounciness.
5. Fast percussive track blending 3 rhythms.
6. Interesting flamenco-esque oud & perc.
7. Mid-tempo w/some nice changes of melody.
8. Slower & dark w/hypnotic percussion.
9. Slow perc, dramatic strings, very cool.
10. Solo drum improv. Quiet in parts, but good.
11.Solo drum/tambourine. Fast & well played.
12. Very good solo drum w/very cool technique.
13. Another great drum solo, dramatic.


Track Listing
1.Souq Baghdadi 7.Baghdad Al Kadima
2.Mantasf-Al-Lil 8.Raksat Al Janoub
3.Raqsat Albedoi 9.Nada'a Al Bahr
4.Raqsat Al Shara 10.Horse Dance
5.Khashbah 11.Fingers and Sambales
6.Espania 12.Kasor
 13.Sufi Rhythm