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Various Artists / Choubi Choubi!: Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq
Album:Choubi Choubi!: Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2005
Label:Sublime Frequencies 

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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2005-11-21 
Iraqi pop, folk & Socialist folk rock. Selected from LPs & cassettes found in Syria, Europe & Iraqi neighborhoods of Detroit Michigan during the Saddam Era 1980s-2002. The main focus here is on the titular "choubi" style of music, described as "a festive, driving rhythmic style that can feature fiddles, double reed instruments, bass, keyboards, and oud over its signature beat." Great sounds and fast percussion. Note: a few seconds of dead air at the end of some tracks.
*1: 3:03 cool sound, (keyboard & guitar) driving rhythm, male vocal,
2: 0:37 short instrumental
***3: 3: 07 staccato percussion, (electronic video game ) sounds like machine gun fire. (electronic video game sound made by a hand drum called a khishba or zanbour, Arabic for wasp)
*4: 3:53 fast soaring violins, percussion, fem vocals/wails
**5: 3: 41 cool fast sounds, fem vocal/wail, pounding perc. a khishba,
6: 5: 48 male vocal/wail, perc & strings. mid tempo,cool Mid East sound a few seconds of dead air at end.
7: 2:52 fem vocal, fast, fast perc. & strings
8: 4: 51 mid to fast, a khishba and a double reed instrument? male vocal/wail 9: 3:44 fast oud?? Fast male chorus and vocal
***10: 5:13 a khishba, mid to fast, Great fem vocal/wail cool Mid East sound by a violin
***11: 3:04 fem vocal/wail, percussion, cool Mid East sound by a violin
**12: 4:10 cool Mid East sound by a violin, mid to fast. Male voc/wail
13: 3:03 fast fast perc and strings, double reed instrument??? Male vocal
**14: 6:03 mid to fast, cool Mid East sound by a violin, male voc/wail with fem chorus. a khishba minimal perc ( but good)
15: 2:26 mid tempo, cool Mid East sound by a keyboard?? male voc/wail
*16: 2:40 mid tempo fem vocal, nice voice, faster percussion D Farrell 11/2005

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Ja'afar HassanThey Taught Me
2.Unknown ArtistSegue Bezikh
3.Unknown ArtistOh Mother, The Handsome Man Tortures Me
4.Unknown ArtistYumma, Al Hilou
5.Unknown ArtistAhl Al Aqi
6.Unknown ArtistHecha
7.Unknown ArtistChoubi Choubi
8.BawinYa Binaya Goumi
9.Ja'afar HassanFront My Hope
10.Sajada Al UbaidAla Honak
11.Unknown ArtistMawal / Choubi
12.Mohammed Al MadloulTitle Unknown
13.Sadun JabirAshhad Biannak Hilou
14.Salah Abd AlghafourWalla
15.Ja'afar HassanPalestinian
16.souad abdullahTitle Unknown