track listing] This album is a collection of nine classical and contemporary
Pipa solo pieces that represent the true essence of Pipa.
In this collection, there are ancient songs that can be
tracet back to 202 BC, as well as contemporary pieces which
exhibit most recent, cutting-edge techniques of Pipa.
of the Mountains" Master of Afghan Lutes (NEW
track listing] Well known in Herat as an enthusiastic performer and
a generous patron of other musicians, as well as for his
broadcasts on Radio Afghanistan, Herawi is now considered
"Master of the Afghan Lutes". His playing of the
dutar and rabab (a short-necked, double-chambered plucked
lute and Herawi's second instrument) is very typical of
the Herat style although Herawi plays the folk melodies
of several distinct cultures from many regions of Afghanistan.
The pieces have the varied rhythms of the Hindustani raga
forms, but are much shorter and intense, in the Afghan folk
music tradition. Herawi often builds up to very fast tempos,
and employs a wide range of dynamics
CD features the Amazigh music from Kabylia region of North
The indigenous Imazighen people are the native peoples throughout
north Africa. Moh Alileche is a premier composer, musician
(mondol) and singer living in diaspora. His music is both
upbeat and deeply soulful.
Chingiz Sadykhov is a living legend among Azerbaijani pianists.
This is solo instrumental music of Azerbaijan. This is the
greatest Azerbaijani piano maestro Chingiz Sadykhov's second
CD from 7/8 Music. It includes 19 songs of 20th century
Azeri music compositions by some of the most talented composer
who were all friends of Sadykhov in Baku.
for the first time in the world and the first US release
of the traditional Laz music, performed by Birol Topaloğlu
and various Laz musicians. Birol Topaloğlu, one of
the foremost folk musicians in Turkey, sings and plays kemenche(kemençe),
tulum(Gudastviri), guni and percussion. He is accompannied
by the superb musicians and singers from Lazona, a region
in north eastern Turkey, near the border with Georgia.