|Alhaj, Rahim / When The Soul Is Settled: Music Of Iraq|
|Album:||When The Soul Is Settled: Music Of Iraq||Collection:||World|
|Add Date:||2007-03-11||Pull Date:||2007-05-13||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||13 May||25 Mar||18 Mar|
|1.||Wed, 23 Jan 13:||Abu Ramses|
|4.||Thu, 15 Mar 12:||Ramzi Salti|
|2.||Thu, 30 Aug 12:||David Bug|
In Your Ear | Global Radio | Nancy Davenport
|5.||Tue, 07 Feb 12:||Abu Ramses|
|3.||Tue, 10 Apr 12:||Abu Ramses|
|6.||Thu, 10 Mar 11:||Andy S|
Double Daydream Disaster
Improvisational Oud music based on Iraqi traditions, accompanied sometimes by basic percussion. Great stuff –peaceful and meditative. Each piece is based on a traditional maqam, where maqam is a musical system (scale, melodic formulae, mood), which is similar conceptually to the Indian Raga. Each piece begins with an introduction to the maqam, followed by the main improvisational part (taqsim; quite modern in its approach) and ends with the instrumental version of the corresponding traditional song. Classically-trained Alhaj (Arab Classic) left Iraq in 1990 for Jordan and later Syria, and moved to the US in 2000, currently living in New Mexico.|
1. Mid-tempo. Percussion (Tambourine) enters at 4:51.
2. Slow, sad and sparse, accompanied by Tambourine. Gets faster at 3:30.
*3. Mid-tempo with some sparser parts. Very atmospheric Arab music. Percussion joins at 5:50 with a rapid belly-dancing (sort of) bounce.
4. Slow to begin and reflective, percussion joins at 5:46 with a mid-tempo rhythm.
*6. Slow and plaintive. Solemn percussion joins at 4:58.
7. Rhythmic yet solemn opening, tense developing with up and down scales.
8. Relatively fast, almost belly-dancing-like.
9. Slow and grieving.
|1.||Taqsim Maqam Ajam||5.||Taqsim Maqam Bayyat-Husayni|
|2.||Taqsim Maqam Mukhalif||6.||Taqsim Maqam Hijaz|
|3.||Taqsim Maqam Sika||7.||Taqsim Maqam Lami|
|4.||Taqsim Maqam Kurd||8.||Taqsim Maqam Sharqi Rast|
|9.||Taqsim Maqam Saba|