Mohammad Reza Shadjarian - Dastgah Chahargah

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Vocal performance is at the heart of Iranian classical music, and Shadjarian is among Iran's greatest living singers. This beautiful recording is particularly welcome because it contains just one extended suite -- a recent composition -- rather than the isolated movements too often offered by western labels. The Aref Ensemble explores the tradition by adding some instruments from folk tradition to the basic classical grouping, to fine effect. (68:50) ~ John Storm Roberts, All Music Guide

[01]. Moqaddameh (Overture) - Tchekad
[02]. Awaz - Based On A Poem of Sa'di
[03]. Julideh (Instrumental), Mesnewi - Based On A Poem of Sa'di, Tasnif - Based On The Poem Sobhe Saghi

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Bratsch - Plein du monde

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Veterans of Central-European-style gypsy music. Guests include Olivia Ruiz, Charles Aznavour, Balbino Medellin, Debout sur le Zinc, La rue Ketanou, Sanseverino, Tete, Khaled, Nery, Nourith, Lhasa et Juliette.

This group, of which the name is borrowed from the bratsche (viola), the rhythmic instrument of the orchestras Tziganes, was born from the meeting of daN Gharibian (bouzouki, guitar and song) and of Bruno Girard (violin and song). They will be joined soon by Pierre Jacquet with the double low and François Castiello with the accordion and the song. The family will be finally joined together with the arrival of Nano Peylet to the clarinet and the song. Their music is an invitation with the voyage: gypsy music with the repertory of Central Europe, while passing by more traditional songs and klezmer. Full with the world is a disc where some stowawaies of reputation embarked: Olivia Ruiz, Charles Aznavour, Balbino Medellin, Upright on Zinc, the street Ketanou, Sanseverino, Tété, Khaled, Nery, Nourith, Lhasa and Juliette.

[01]. « Bilovengo » avec KHALED
[02]. « L'almée phénomène » avec OLIVIA RUIZ
[03]. « Tavès bartalo » avec SANSEVERINO
[04]. « Mangeur de Lune » avec DEBOUT SUR LE ZINC
[05]. « Nié boudité » avec LHASA
[06]. « Oyfn veg » avec TETE
[07]. « Au bar est barré Papa » avec LA RUE KETANOU
[08]. « Fratelli » avec NERY
[09]. « S'envoler Loin » avec NOURITH
[10]. « Paroles en l'air et pas perdus » avec JULIETTE
[11]. « Erjaii ya alf Laïla » avec KHALED
[12]. « La goutte d'eau » avec CHARLES AZNAVOUR
[13]. « Enfants d'la bise »
[14]. « Bien roulée » avec BALBINO MEDELLIN
[15]. « Nous chantons » avec OLIVIA RUIZ, NOURITH, LA RUE KETANOU, DEBOUT SUR LE ZINC

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Cafe Oriental 5

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Cafe Oriental 5 - Mixed By el sid
Café Oriental - that is life feeling purely. After a hard day in the office the music works like a flying sound carpet, which shifts the listener into the world from thousand-and one night. Eastern sounds with pleasant electronic Beats let Orient and Okzident merge with one another. Benefit polyurethane and already for the fifth time.

THE ASSUAN HUB, 01:58
Artist: AUDIO LOTION, FOG EL NAHEL, 03:29
Artist: DUDU TASA , CINEMA ORIENTAL , 04:54
Artist: BATTERIE DU VERRE , ON, 03:00
Artist: WAX POETIC, CAIRO STEPS , 04:17
Artist: MATTHIAS FREY , INDIA LOVE AFFAIR , 05:04
Artist: AAKARSHAN , KABUL MASSALA , 04:31
Artist: PLANET LOUNGE , NIGHTINGALES, 04:12
Artist: LEMONGRASS, MAHASAMADHI , 06:02
Artist: DRAGON LOUNGE , Music: AYA , 06:05
Artist: OHM-G , Music: UNITED NUBIANS - SAIDI STYLE, 04:18
Artist: MAHMOUD FADL, YARA, 04:00
Artist: THOMAS SCHUMACHER , DELHI NEWS, 08:26
Artist: HATTLER , ESO , 07:00
Artist: EL SID, FLOATING ON SYR DAYA, 06:20
Artist: MATTHIAS FREY , SYNDICATE , 05:15
Artist: NAOMI , BENIM OVAM, 04:57
Artist: LUCKY LOOP, BABALICIOUS , 05:19
Artist: AUDIO LOTION, BASTANA , 03:58
Artist: DIKLA , BUT GINDURA , 03:31
Artist: ANIMA SOUND SYSTEM, DINNER SUITE, 05:50
Artist: DNA , INDIANXPLOITATION , 04:35
Artist: SOUL G AND TONY MATCH , HOMELESS, 01:12
Artist: SODA INC. , VOICES OF PAMIR , 04:42
Artist: PLANET LOUNGE , ORIENTAL FUSION , 05:07
Artist: NOR ELLE, EASTERN BAZAR , 03:37
Artist: BUBALLA , UNDER MY SKIN , 03:35 Artist: INTAKT, WEED, 07:13
Artist: CHILLWALKER , ROAD TO MALAGA, 07:10
Artist: EL SID.

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Cafe Oriental 3

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Cafe Oriental 3 - Mixed By dj mocca
Café Oriental 3 is again a fine selection of exclusive eastern TRACKs, select and mixed by DJ Mocca, which already accompanied the two first Compilationen. Our eastern sounds in modern packing are playable to all opportunities, because they are not arduous. They become the sounding and instrument variety being astonished “beh?ren”. Excitingly also the affectionately arranged Digi is luggage. Café Oriental 3 featured the Miami Punx, Riccardo Eberspacher, Wax Poetic, Harem as well as this time two exclusive TRACKs of Lazar and Hacienda.
AKH BILLIAN, 03:11
Artist: ACHANAK, OFF AND GONE, 06:02
Artist: HACIENDA, ARABIAN HIGH TECH, 06:23
Artist: LUCKY LOOP, GOI, 05:19
Artist: BOBBY HUGHES COMBINATION, PAPAVER ORIENTALE, 04:07
Artist: JARDIN BOTANICO, ISTANBUL 1:26 A.M., 06:16
Artist: ORIENT EXPRESSIONS, SPIRIT OF BAKGAGA-OUTRO, 02:45
Artist: AFRO HOUSE MANIACS, CARAVAN, 03:11
Artist: ANISHA CAY, BENEATH ANOTHER SKY, 04:43
Artist: MYSTIC DIVERSIONS, DREAMIN`, 02:57
Artist: WAX POETIC, SULTAN LOUNGE, 05:11
Artist: JASMON, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, 04:17
Artist: RICCARDO EBERSPACHER, RIDE A PONY, 06:49
Artist: MIAMI PUNX, CANTOUR, 14:45
Artist: TERRACOTTA, SHAH, 06:02
Artist: DAVID WRIGHT, AEROSOL, 08:57
Artist: SOLAR MOON, JHARIYE`S DREAM, 03:49
Artist: HAREM FEAT. DIVA D., NERY, NIS, CARAVAN, 06:49
Artist: URBAN TRANQUILITY, AKSHAR OFFSHORE, 03:25
Artist: CONCORDE A L`ORANGE, SITARIAN SUPERNOVA, 03:34
Artist: SONIC ADVENTURE PROJECT, ELISA, 06:40
Artist: DINODANO, MONUMENTHAL DREAMS, 03:23
Artist: SILENT VOICES, BANGALORE, 04:30
Artist: AUDIO EMPIRE, DELHI BLUES, 05:00
Artist: HATTLER, TABRIZ, 05:16
Artist: D.N.A., SUELA, 03:28
Artist: IN CREDO, DROKER, 02:32
Artist: LAZAR, JAIPUR EXPRESS, 05:57
Artist: MATTHIAS FREY & FRIENDS,
HIDE MY TEARS, 05:26
Artist: TRINITY FM.

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. [1-4]

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The Signature Series is a reissue program of Ali Akbar Khan's Connoisseur works, remastered and repackaged with historically updated notes. Khan is accompanied by Mahapurush Misra on tabla, one of his most spirited collaborators. The exemplary recording blends "Medhavi," "Khammaj," and "Bhairavi Bhatiyar." They are performances to return to again and again.
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. 1: Three Ragas
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. 2: Three Ragas
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol.3: Three Ragas
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol.4
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan is one of the all time sarod legends. This four disc series makes it incredibly obvious why. If I could only have one set of Hindustani recordings, these four discs would be the ones

1. Raga Manj Khammaj (1973)
2. Raga Misra Mand (1973)

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Syriacs - Religious Music & Folk Music

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Syriacs - Religious Music & Folk Music (Complied by Melih Duygulu), 2002
Our first studies about the music culture of Syriacs dates back to the years with 1980s. The first ideas for the creation of the album that you hold developed in year 1996. Although the album was included in the publication program of Kalan Miizik, unfortunately, the necessary preparations could not be completed and thus the album could not reach you. As a result of the difficult and tiresome works that we have been carrying out for about a year, the Album of Syriac Music comprising of two CDs and a booklet was created.

The contents of the booklet of the album were prepared in two main sections: The history of Syriacs and the Syriac culture. We tried to give only a summary of the main features of the history of Syriacs to the readers and the listeners that are not familiar with the subject. In fact it would be more correct to name it as "a kind of brief historical account". Because, it is not possible to cover the history of a society whose history is expressed in thousands of years in a few pages.

The brief "historical account" that is given here covers especially the Syriac identity of the period of Christianity. This information will be insufficient for the reader wishing to learn the subject from aspects of prehistory We provided information about the era of Christianity and modern times to allow the listener to penetrate to the Syriac culture to some extent. Those wishing to get more detailed information can make an introduction to the subject through the studies given in the bibliography.

We tried to analyze the effects of Christianity, the cultural factors that developed after Christianity and the contemporary Syriac culture in this booklet. The main parameters giving shape to the culture were included. Language, literature and - the subject of music since they were related with our field - were covered separately. The information in the section of language and literature could only be given with their main features in order to establish a general idea. Of course it is very difficult to give all the Syriac sound characteristics in limited pages as a booklet of a CD; in fact it is impossible. The information that we provide here is a brief summary of the study that we are preparing, named Syriac music.

The samples of melodies that we included in the album were selected from among musical melodies that were sent to us from various personal archives and collections and from the musical material that we collected during our special studies. It is obvious that the Syriacs, who were spread to all parts of the world were affected from the sounds of the regions that they were present. Although the liturgies principles were generally subject to little modification, the sound (music) was subject to regional modifications. Therefore, it is a natural outcome that the music tastes of the Syriacs in India, Iran, Lebanon, Germany, Sweden or Brazil are different from each other and face modifications. Besides, if we consider the Syriacs according to their various religious, social, cultural diversification dimensions such as Keldani, Nastuo, Maruni, Protestant, Catholic etc, it can be better understood how difficult it is to determine the musical identity of each one of them. We wanted to present an anthology that the listener reader could analyze in a clear manner and listen with good taste and we also tried to give mainly samples that were in conformity with the liturgies principles applied in the Antioch Church and Tur Abdin Church. When the musical diversification of the Syriac music, the structure of its makams, the special makams used in special days/rites and the independent musical styles of the churches are taken into account it is obvious that we are faced with a very wide repertory. We deemed it more appropriate to give examples of various psalms, makams, choruses and solo sounds and different styles of singing rather than giving all the examples present in the course of a whole rite in the 1st CD that incorporates the examples of religious music.

We tried to incorporate another implementation similar to the one explained above for the 2nd CD. For instance, factors such as the authentic examples performed by local singers from regions where the eastern and western dialects are widespread, choral examples constituted by the sounds of men and women, local styles- use of different instruments, examples of free and rhythmic melodies etc were used during the preparation of the CD. Thus, it will be possible to be able to introduce the Syriac culture in a more effective manner for a listener that is not from the culture itself.

In fact, it is not possible to present the examples of the Syriac music in two albums. However, we consider that a study like this can be sufficient at the introductory level for those who wonder about the Syriac music and the sound culture of the Syriacs.

We hope that any mistake that could have been made in the anthology section of this study or in the booklet will be tolerated - due to the fact that this is a first in its field and we would like to thank all our friends who provided us with information about the subject, directed and encouraged us and provided materials to us. by ~Melih Duygulu~

01. Kurole Allaho
02. Haleluya
03. Yuhanen Mazeg Mayo
04. Kuryeleyso
05. Mişiho Dephase
06. Kerso
07. Eno no Lahmo Haye
08. Mo Şibi Hat Aito
09. Aal Tar Ayte Aito
10. Aal Airo Sberte Dabo
11. Sluhoğ Aemen
12. Yavro Tlitho
13. Nahzen Geg Navi
14. Avdo le Aito
15. Yamu Drahmek
16. Moran Etrahame Aen
17. Şubho Litabo
18. Nevşote o Dahte
19. Kanya Makan
20. Arsal Allah
21. Fawka es Salib
22. Kuddus Kuddus
23. Bedrine
24. Maştayli Paşke B'femeğ
25. Azzen Azzen
26. Hano Qritho
27. Edlıova D'khooba
28. D'liIyo Lilyo
29. Şamomar
30. Hzıli Şavka Bşkuka
31. Aleymey
32. Ana u Khliti
33. Haşumşe Tara Bedri
34. Greşla İdi, Greşla İdi
35. Şiama Lekke
36. Kumu D'rukdina Şeyhani
37. Merdinli
38. Mahbubi

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An Anthology of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music [8CDs]

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(An Anthology of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music - A Collection of Music Played on the Guqin) [8CD]
The best collection of the elegant Chinese instrument - guqin .

This boxset contains 56 historical recordings back to 1950s.

These guqin masters who played this tradition were all gone nowadays, so this boxset represents the highest level of this tradition in modern Chinese history.

I highly highly recommend this boxset if you want to explore and enjoy more in Chinese tradition.

Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin: Vol. 1
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Vol. 2
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 3
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 4
Anthology Of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music Dizi Vol.5
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin Vol.6
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin Vol.7
Anthology Of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music Guqin Vol. 8
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1. Crows Croaking at Night - Yang Xinlun
2. Wild Geese Descending On A Sandy Beach - Shen Caonong
3. Pounding The Clothes Long Qinfang
4. Lofty Mountains and Flowing Water - Hou Zuowu
5. Orchid - Yu Shaoze
6. Chat Between A Fisherman And A Woodcutter - Guan Zhonghang
7. The Evening Song Of A Drunk Fisherman - Wei Zhongyue
8. Running Water - Wei Zhongyue

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Hits Of Musicals

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Track Listings
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[01].Jekyll And Hyde - Someone Like You
[02].A Chorus Line - What I Did For Love
[03].Les Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream
[04].Chess - I Know Him So Well
[05].Phantom Of The Opera - Music Of The Night
[06].Tommy - Tommy Can You Hear Me
[07].Godspell - Godspell Medley
[08].Miss Saigon - Sun And Moon
[09].Miss Saigon - The Last Night Of The World
[10].Sunset Boulevarde - With One Look
[11].Les Miserables - Bring Him Home
[12].A Chorus Line - One
[13].Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat - Go Go Joseph
[14].Les Miserables - Little People [15].Cats - Memory
[16].Miss Saigon - Id Give My Life For You

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Relaxation Moods

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Track Listings
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[01].Jason Tyrello - What The Memories
[02].Calido - El Calor
[03].Mahoroba - Des Moments
[04].Creado - La Guitarra
[05].Joy - Over The Clouds
[06].Floating Clouds - Sun And Water
[07].Full Menthal Jacket - Another Chance
[08].Primavera - Playa Del Sol
[09].Emotional - Extatic Chill
[10].Jason Tyrello - When The Sun Is Gone
[11].Cyborg - Moment In Love
[12].Richard Van Arp - Artico Pureente
[13].Mahoroba - Enter The Underworld
[14].Dreamscape - Phobos
[15].Skyway - Jamo

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol.3: Three Ragas

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. 1: Three Ragas
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. 2: Three Ragas
Originally released by Connoisseur Society during the early 70's on vinyl, this legacy is now available on CD for a new generation of listeners to discover. The gat in Raga Marwa allows us to enjoy once again the wonderfully brilliant tabla accompaniment of the late Mahaparush Misra. Khansahib explores this raga and reveals it's beauty with his graceful slides and embellishments on the sarod.
Misra Shivaranjani is remarkable as well! After a short introduction we begin the journey. Subtle and seductive - It's hard not to become engrossed in this one. Tie it all up with the gifted, insightful and uncanny tabla accompaniment of Shankar Ghosh and you've got a great package. Absolutely one of my favorites! A "must" for lovers of Indian music.

1. Rag Marwa (Part One) - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
2. Rag Marwa (Part Two) - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
3. Rag Misra Shivaranjani - Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

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Harmonica Love Melody

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Track Listings
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[01]. Sealed With A Kiss
[02]. A Time For Us
[03]. How Can I Tell Her
[04]. Green Sleeves
[05]. Yesterday Once More
[06]. The End Of The World
[07]. Country Roads
[08]. I Just Called To Say I Love You
[09]. Girl You Are My Love
[10]. Moon River
[11]. Bridge Over Troubled Waters
[12]. Strangers In The Night
[13]. A Man Without Love
[14]. Its Now Or Never
[15]. Maria Elena
[16]. By The Time I Get To Phoenix

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Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin Vol.7

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Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin: Vol. 1
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Vol. 2
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 3
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 4
Anthology Of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music Dizi Vol.5
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin Vol.6
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1. Scratching My Head And Sighing
2. Fishermens Song
3. Flowing Spring on the Rock
4. Thinking Of An Old Friend
5. Flowing Water
6. Pounding the Clothes

A collection of Music Played on the Guqin

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Carmen Linares - Cantaora

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Cantaora is the title of this record, because she is undoubtedly one of the great female performers of our age. A student of flamenco traditions, she has earned herself a place among the best in the world of singing after excelling in numerous concerts all over the world. This work opened up the doors to Europe and Japan to her. She is very well accompanied: Paco Cortés and Pedro Sierra on guitar, Chocolate de Madrid and Talegón for palm-clapping and jaleos (vocal accompaniment involving loud interjections of encouragement or admiration), Javier Barón for heel stamping and Antonio Carmona (Ketama) on the cajón (box-drum).

1. Cintas de Color Grana, Tangos
2. La Gabriela, Tientos
3. Bordando un Capote, Bulerías
4. Santa Ana Repica, Seguirilla
5. Vareando Aceitunas, Cantiñas
6. El Tribunal de Dios, Soleá
7. No va mi Niña, Fandango
8. Ya no me peino pa', Tientos

Antonio Carmona, Singer
Pedro Sierra, Guitarist
Paco Cortés, Guitarist
Carmen Linares, Leading artist

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Alihan Samedov - Balaban 6, Land Of Fire Music Of Azerbaijan

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Alihan Samedov born in 1964 is mostly known for he's master expertises on wind instruments and Azerbaijan folk instruments. Alihan Samedov was born in Azerbaijan. Descending from a musician family, he completed his first and secondary education between the years 1971 - 1979.He received his music education at Samet Vurgun and Nariman Narimanov music school. After completing his studies in 1979 - 1982.In 1986 he entered the applied teaching school of Azerbaijan State Pedagogy University and graduated from the same in 1990.He is the master player of wind instruments (balaban, clarinet, tutek, zurna, oboe, saxophone) and Azerbaijan regional folk instruments. He is a chess master. He is currently teaching chess at Erenkoy First School and he is the Music Directors of Kadikoy Folklore Education Centre. Folk Dances Department of Eyuboglu Educational Institutions. Istanbul Caucases Dance Company as well as the person in charge of Azerbaijan Music at Samanyolu TV's (STV) Music and Entertaiment Programs. In his albums Samedov presents the balaban , the instrument which has become popular recently, with his own interpretation. The album , which is titled "Balaban", is released by Mega Music and is offering the best examples of Azerbaijan music.

[01]. Mutlu Anlar / Happy Mood
[02]. Son Defa / Last Time
[03]. Bugun Tarihi Bir Gundur / Today Is History
[04]. Masal Gibi / Romans
[05]. Bebek Sarkisi / Baby Chillout
[06]. Gel Ey Seher
[07]. Iki Nefes / Two Breath
[08]. Tutek
[09]. Canim Lerik
[10]. Dilberim
[11]. Dilberim (Remix)
[12]. Mutlu Anlar / Happy Mood (intro)
[13]. Mutlu Anlar / Happy Mood (acoustic version)
[14]. Bugun Tarihi Bir Gundur / Today Is History (dance mix)

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AL-YAMAN - Insanyya

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The Prague band Al-Yaman, inspired by popular and traditional songs from Yemen and the Arabic world, is a fusion of acoustic instruments and electronic beats—a new progressive dance music. Singer Ashwaq Abdulla Kulaib brings a strong Arabic influence into the music. In 1990 she came from Aden, in Yemen, to study in Prague and stayed. Her singing is an emotional expression of traditional spiritual songs or her own experiences of life.

[01]. Si-Raa
Vocals - Amit Chatterjee
[02].Makhatir
Choir - Bashar Ashhab , Wasfi Massarani
[03]. Karmelulu
[04]. Insanyya
[05]. Omnia
Trumpet - Oscar TOrOk
[06]. Risalah
Vocals - Amit Chatterjee
[07]. Samra
[08]. Saraab
Vocals - Amit Chatterjee
[09]. Qudum Al Rasul
Vocals - Turner Harrison
[10]. Azan
Choir - Bashar Ashhab , Wasfi Massarani
[11]. Ethnic Session (Eletro Instrumental Bonus)
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Ghulam Mustafa Khan - Sur Dhwani

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Endowed with an exceptionally melodious and sensitively adaptable voice, Ghulam Mustafa Khan's music gives witness to the rigorous traditional training that he received from his distinguished gurus. He hails from a family steeped in North Indian Classical vocal music culture, his forefathers being some of the most prized court musicians honoured and celebrated by the Kings and Maharajas in a musical lineage that goes back to more than 150 years.

Ghulam Mustafa Khan has brought these traditions into the present with great effect, and added his own personal traits. Born over seven decades ago, on March 3, 1931, in the Badayun city of Uttar Pradesh, Ghulam Mustafa Khan was initiated into music by his father, Ustad Waris Hussain Khan. Later he was groomed under Ustad Fida Hussain Khan, and then later his son Nissar Hussain Khan.

Ghulam Mustafa Khan belongs to an illustrious school of music known as 'Sahaswan Rampur Gharana'. This Gharana has produced an abundance of khayal singers since the time of its founder Ustad Inayat Hussain Khan (1849-1919).

Khayal, in Urdu meaning imagination, is the most popular genre of North Indian classical vocal music, designed to give the singer optimum scope for improvisation. Originating in the courts of the Moghul emperors as a less rigid alternative to the Dhrupad style, it has evolved into a remarkably flexible form that allows an artist's individuality considerable rein. Even within the past five decades the form has undergone many changes, and the tradition of innovation continues through pioneers like Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

Khayal has several schools following different style traditions. Most of these Gharanas have been built around certain families or specific locations like Gwalior and Rampur. Gharanas traditionally followed the Guru-Shishya system of instruction in which direct, one-on-one teaching and personal supervision meant a clearer and therefore deeper understanding, of both the traditions of that Gharana, of the raga, and of the role of a particular style in exploring and presenting that raga. As Inayat Hussain, the founder of the gharana, hailed from Sahaswan and was trained and lived in Rampur, this gharana came to be called Rampur Sahaswan.

It's always been a struggle for khayal singers to establish themselves on the world music scene, because of the barrier of language. In fact, the lyrical content of the khayal while certainly enhancing the beauty of the presentation is regarded as secondary to the ability of the performer to improvise within the framework of the specific raga. The emphasis on lyrical content varies from artist to artist, many of the texts of khayal are written in an ancient form of Hindi known as Brij Bhasha. Khayal has also had a profound influence on instrumental music. Many instrumentalists point out that Indian music IS vocal music, and that the instrument should sing in the style of khayal.

Ghulam Mustafa Khan's contribution goes beyond his own performance. He has trained and moulded some of India's finest film singers including Manna Dey, Sonu Nigam and Hariharan. He was awarded the Padma Shree in 1991 by the Indian Government in recognition of his service to Indian music heritage.

1. Raga Durga Khyal in Vilambit ektal
2. Raga Durga Khyal in drut teental
3. Raga Jaijaivanti
4. Ganesh Stuti

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Golden Trumpet

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Track Listings
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[01]. Unchained Melody
[02]. Changing Partners
[03]. Tennesse Waltz
[04]. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
[05]. I Went To Your Wedding
[06]. Only You
[07]. Love Me Tender
[08]. The Last Waltz
[09]. Are You Lonesome Tonight
[10]. Under The Board Walk
[11]. Release Me
[12]. Tell Laura I Love Her
[13]. Sealed With A Kiss
[14]. Speedy Gonzales
[15]. Massachusetts
[16]. Yesterday
[17]. The Great Pretender
[18]. Rose Rose I Love You

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Al-Yaman - Hurriya

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Al-Yaman :The Prague band Al-Yaman, inspired by popular and traditional songs from Yemen and the Arabic world, is a fusion of acoustic instruments and electronic beats—a new progressive dance music. Singer Ashwaq Abdulla Kulaib brings a strong Arabic influence into the music. In 1990 she came from Aden, in Yemen, to study in Prague and stayed. Her singing is an emotional expression of traditional spiritual songs or her own experiences of life.
Al-Yaman is based mainly on folk songs of Yemen and Arabic world, and its sound is the fusion of acoustic instruments and electronics, which connects traditional methods with new elements of dance music.

[01]. Alwan
[02]. Dhykrayat
[03]. Prophet, The
[04]. Muashahat
[05]. Ya Bashar!
[06]. Gurba
[07]. Ya-Helw
[08]. Gusun Al-Gana
[09]. Habibi Rah
[10]. Dunya
[11]. Allah Wahed
[12]. Hurriya
[13]. Ya-Helw - (Hypnotix Remix)
[14]. Gusun Al-Gana - (Transglobal Underground Remix)
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Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin Vol. 6

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Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin: Vol. 1
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Vol. 2
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 3
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 4
Anthology Of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music Dizi Vol.5
Track Listings
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1. Thrice Wearing Out the Hide - Yue Ying
2. Dragons Roaring in the Boundless Sea - Le Ying
3. Getting Drunk Thrice in Yueyang - Le Ying
4. Lie Zi Riding the Wind - Le Ying
5. Deer's Cry - Yang Baoyuan
6. Falling Trees - Yang Baoyuan
7. Returning Home After Resignation - Yang Baoyuan
8. Wild Geese Descending on a Sandy Beach - Yang Baoyuan
9. Observing Calmly - Xia Yifeng
10. Moored By a River on an Autumn Night - Cheng Wujia

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Music From The Coffee Lands

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I was tempted by this CD because I am a lifelong coffee addict. And, I love World Music, especially Latin American and African music, which has cross-fertilized each other back and forth since Africans were kidnapped and carried as slaves to the New World up to the Cuban influence in parts of Africa.
My favorite on here is "Maria Lando" by Susana Baca. She is big in Peru, her homeland, and a friend of David Byrne-- but unknown here in the US. What a shame. Her voice is clear and emotional having what the liner notes refer to as "sufferation"--that emotional outpouring of the downtrodden. You cannot listen to this and not be moved.

I also love the Ugandan Samite's "Wasuze Otya?". Samite survived the insanity of the Idi Amin regime in Uganda, ended up as a refugee in Kenya. He combines traditional Ugandan music with other sources such as, of course Jazz. It's wonderful--you can listen to a clip here, along with the Baca cut.

I was somewhat disappointed in the Brazilian "M'Ban Samba." This music is from Bahia, the African-rich north part of Brazil so of course quite different than the sambas and bossa nova of urban Brazil and the Cariocas. You can clearly here the strong African strain in the Bahian Sodre's music, and for that, it is interesting. It just is not my favorite cut on this album.

(01). Guajira Bonita - Julian Avalos
(02). Soltarlo - Claudia Gomez
(03). Wasuze Otya? - Samite
(04). Maria Lando - Susana Baca
(05). Below the Bassline - Ernest Ranglin
(06). M'Ban Samba - Raimundo Sodre
(07). Hanzvadzi - Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited
(08). Dilema - Los Tradicionales De Carlos Puebla
(09). Esa Noche - Cafe Tacvba
(10). Gabby Kai - James 'Bla' Pahinui
(11). Kothbiro - Ayub Ogada
(12). Este Son (Costa Rica) - Juan Carlos Urena
(13). La Milonga de Ricardo en Cha-Cha-Cha - Ricardo Lemvo / Makina Loca

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. 2: Three Ragas

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. 1: Three Ragas

The Signature Series is a reissue program of Ali Akbar Khan's Connoisseur works, remastered and repackaged with historically updated notes. Khan is accompanied by Mahapurush Misra on tabla, one of his most spirited collaborators. The exemplary recording blends "Medhavi," "Khammaj," and "Bhairavi Bhatiyar." They are performances to return to again and again.

Raag Medhavi in Signature series Vol 2 is a creation of the Maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan just as Raag Chandranandan in Vol.1 is also his creation.

This is a superb rendition of a difficult Raag which is a combination of Raagas Hameer and Maluha Kedar, something that only artists of the calibre of Ali Akbar Khan can do. A short alaap is followed by gat in nedium and fast teentaal (a rhythmic cycle of 16 beats)

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan is one of the all time sarod legends. This four disc series makes it incredibly obvious why. If I could only have one set of Hindustani recordings, these four discs would be the ones

In my opinion, this is THE sarod album to own if you're only going to have one. Khansahib's playing is at an all time high and is absolutely off the scale in the areas of depth, intensity and above all, skill. Sometimes I leave this disc in for days at a time and listen to nothing else. It's just THAT wonderful. The tabla accompaniest is splendid too.

1. Medhavi
2. Khammaj
3. Bhairavi Bhatiyar With Ragmala

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Spanish Guitar Gold Collection

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Spanish Guitar Gold Collection, Vol.1

Track Listings
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[01]. Armik - Nastoyashiy Ray
[02]. Novamenko - Tigr-Palas-Otely
[03]. Dzhessy Cook - Tsigsnka
[04]. Armik - Malaga
[05]. Armik - Rubiya
[06]. Armik - Tantsor Dozhdya
[07]. Novamenko - Puteshestvie
[08]. Dzhessy Cook - Burya
[09]. Armik - Luna v Andaluzii
[10]. Armik - Nevezuchiy
[11]. Novamenko - Sredizemnomorskiy Briz
[12]. Armik - Nezhnaya Strasty
[13]. Armik - Eskapada
[14]. Armik - Fantaziya Lunnogo Sveta
[15]. Armik - Pokrov Zhelaniya
[16]. Armik - Annete
[17]. Armik - Tainstvenniy Ray
[18]. Armik - Karty Lyubvi
[19]. Dzhessy Cook - Solnechniy Zontik
[20]. Armik - Romanticheskie Dushi
[21]. Armik - Obolyshenie
[22]. Armik - Plavanie k Bimini
[23]. Armik - Dlya Tvoih Glaz
[24]. Armik - Otrazheniya Raya
[25]. Armik - Moya Lyubovy
[26]. Armik - Slezinka
[27]. Armik - Solnechniy Ostrov
[28]. Armik - Sapfirovie Mechty

Guitar Gold Collection, Vol. 2

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[01]. Nova Menko - Vospomenanya O Marte
[02]. Nova Menko - Bezmolbniy Pozeloy
[03]. Robert Michalis - Tanez Kopelova
[04]. Antonio Kobo - Polanlo
[06]. Gypsy Kings - Zganskaya Zhensheyna
[07]. Nova Menko - Polet v Ray
[08]. Antonio Kobo - Karebskya Zhensheyna
[09]. Robert Michalis - Teatr
[10]. Gypsy Kings - Prazdnek
[11]. Nova Menko - Garseya Porka
[12]. Antonio Kobo - Noche
[13]. Gypsy Kings - Otdalenne Mesta
[14]. Nova Menko - Konstantenople
[15]. Jesse Cook - Prizhok v Tanze
[16]. Nova Menko - Prizhok v Toledo
[17]. Jesse Cook - Vo Tme
[18]. Noyce - Moya Lubov
[19]. Antonio Kobo - Breeze
[20]. Antonio Kobo - Lubemoe Snovelenye
[21]. Gypsy Kings - Volchebeie Kamen
[22]. Noyce - Ti Nekogda Ne Ostavesh Menya Odenokym
[23]. Jesse Cook - Azul
[24]. Robert Michalis - Podsoznanye
[25]. Antonio Kobo - Lonnie Svet
[26]. Nova Menko - Nastroenye Lubve
[27]. Jesse Cook - Kaskad
[28]. Robert Michalis - Dozhd v Espanne
[29]. Jesse Cook - Vichodez Ez Grezee

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Lisa Ono - [Romance Latino Vol.1]

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Deliciosa combinación de canciones románticas latinas con bossa nova. Linda y alegre voz de Lisa Ono; sonidos brasileros dirigidos por el guitarrista y arreglista Oscar Castro Neves. Buen disco para cualquier discoteca de amantes de la música latina

1. Ay Cosita Linda
2. Sueno Cristalino
3. Piel Canela
4. Quizas Quizas Quizas
5. Volver A Empezar
6. Morning
7. Frenesi
8. Ceu Cor De Rosa
9. Cogele Bien El Compas
10. Te Quiero Dijiste
11. Los Patitos

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Anthology Of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music Dizi Vol. 5

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Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin: Vol. 1
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Vol. 2
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 3
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 4

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1. Charm Of Mount Langya - Yu Xunfa
2. Autumn Yearning At The Dressing Table - Yu Xunfa
3. Two Mortals - Zhan Yongming
4. Splendid Beauties Of Nanshan - Li Zengguang
5. Spring At Lake Tai - Zhang Weiliang
6. Moonlight Over Lotus Pool - Lin Wenzeng
7. A Boat Song in The River Region - Jiang Guoji
8. Spring in Mulberry Fields - Wang Ciheng
9. Three Five Seven - Dai Ya

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M.R.Shajarian & P.Meshkatian - Bidad

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A most beautiful masterpiece by the greatest Iranian singer in collaboration with a brilliant composer.
Mohammed Reza Shajarian is a master of the complex art of traditional (classical) Persian (Iranian) singing. His renditions of ancient songs include masterful interpretations of verses from the Radif, a collection of 200-300 melodies, grouped into 12 modal systems, that constitutes the foundations of Persian (Iranian) classical music. A native of the northeastern Iranian village of Mash'had, Shaajarian was taught folk music of the Khorasan Province by his father. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was sent to a series of teachers including Ahmad Ebabi, Esmael Mehrtash, Reza-Gholi Miriza Zelli, Ghamar-ol Molouk Vaziri, Egbal-Sultan Azar, and Taj Esfahani. He studied santur, a three-octave wooden dulcimer with 72 strings, with Jolal Akhari. The greatest influences on Shajarian's singing were vocalist Gholam Hossein Banan and teacher Abdollah Davami, who taught him the ancient songs of Persia. Making his professional debut on a broadcast by Radio Khorasan, in 1959, Shajarian became a regular performer on Radio Iran after moving to Tehran in 1966. In early 2001, he toured North America with kamancheh (spiked fiddle) player Kayhan Kaylor, tar (lone-necked lute) player Hossein Alizadeh, and his son, Hamayoun Shajarian, on tombak (goblet drums) and vocals.

A teacher at Tehran University's Department of Fine Arts, Shajarian has done considerable research into the music of his homeland. Since 1967, he's balanced his music career with an interest in Persian calligraphy. Awarded a prestigious Picasso Award from France, in 1999, Shajarian was named Best Classical Vocalist Since the Revolution by the Ministry of Culture of Iran the following year. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide

(01) Moghaddame
(02) Saz o Avaz - Bidad, Bayat Raje, Oshagh, Gharche, Forood be Bidad be Shooshtar..
(03) Ghate Sooz o Godaz
(04) Edame Saz o Avaz - Edame Shooshtari (2), Forood be Homayoo
(05) Tasnif Yad Bad
(06) Peesh Daramad Homayoo
(07) Chahar Mezrab Homayoon
(08) Sav o Avaz - Daramad Homayoon, Homayoon (2), Segah o Homayoon (1), Chakavak (..
(09) Chahar Mezrab Bidad
(10) Edame Saz o Avaz - Bidad, Bayat Raje, Oshag
(11) Chahar Mezrab Oshagh
(12) Edame Saz o Avaz - Oshagh o Gharch
(13) Saz o Avaz - Gharche, Razavi, Hejaz, Jame Daran, Kord Bayat (1, 2), Abu Ata o...
(14) Tasnif Halak Man

Mohammad-Reza Shajarian (Vocalist), Parviz Meshkatian (Composer)and the Aref Ensemble in Homaayoun

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Ustad Ali Akbar Khan - Signature Series, Vol. 1: Three Ragas

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In the first CD of the four volume "Signature" series, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan manages to weave together delicacy, introspection and musical genius into all three tracks. Chandranandan, is the most beautiful of all three tracks, which begins slowly and delicately, gently working its way towards an amazing culmination where melody and rhythm flow together seamlessly into an astounding and frenetic conclusion - an ending reminiscent of the startling beauty of a full moon night, to which the title owes its name. If there is one CD in the world you'll ever own, it should be this one.

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan is one of the all time sarod legends. This four disc series makes it incredibly obvious why. If I could only have one set of Hindustani recordings, these four discs would be the ones

1. Chandranandan
2. Gauri Manjari
3. Jogiya Kalingra

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The Best Of Dean Martin

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It’s been nearly ten years since Dean Martin departed this earth, but the man’s stature as an artist and icon continues to grow. His importance to generations of music fans (not to mention aficionados of masculine cool) now far outstrips his former reputation as the tippler of the Rat Pack¹s tuxedoed triumvirate or Jerry Lewis’ crooning straight man. He was, simply put, a great singer ¬ the warm sensuality of his voice continues to beguile
¬with a winning style and just a touch of mystery.
What’s more, Martin’s commercial power is undiminished, even a full decade after his passing. The man who knocked the Beatles from the top chart position at the height of Beatlemania also scored a Gold record in 2004 with his fastest-selling album ever, Dino: The Essential Dean Martin. His recordings are heard regularly in the hippest movies, TV shows and commercials.
No less an idol than Elvis Presley worshipped Martin and frequently performed his hits. Contemporary music artists are no different. “He was the coolest dude I’d ever seen, period,” recalled Stevie Van Zandt in his Dino liner notes, adding, “He wasn’t just great at everything he did. To me, he was perfect.”

His childhood was anything but. An immigrant barber’s son, Dino Crocetti greeted the world in 1917 in Steubenville, Ohio. He spoke only Italian until age five and quit school at 16. His early autobiography is as gritty as that of any hip-hop star – he delivered bootleg liquor, served as a speakeasy croupier and blackjack dealer, worked in a steel mill and briefly ruled the ring as boxing phenom Kid Crochet.

Winning his share of bouts earned him little apart from a broken nose, but Dino’s speakeasy experience put him in contact with club owners, resulting in his first singing gigs – under yet another moniker: Dino Martini. The stage name wasn’t a booze reference, but rather an attempt to capitalize on the success of Nino Martini, a popular vocalist of the day.

With a fixed nose and a boost from his pals in the nightclub underworld, he became Dean Martin, styling himself after the top male vocalist of the time, Bing Crosby, on Midwest club stages. He later began singing with the Sammy Watkins Band and enjoyed moderate success on the East Coast; in 1943 he joined Frank Sinatra at New York’s Riobamba club. But it would be a little while before his notoriety approached Sinatra’s.

1946 was a banner year for Martin. He released his first single, “Which Way Did My Heart Go?,” and was first paired with comic Jerry Lewis. The two shared a bill at the 500 Club in Atlantic City, but the night they combined their acts into one combo platter of manic, ad lib-heavy comedy and debonair music saw the birth of a phenomenon. In virtually no time they were the hottest ticket around, and they parlayed their onstage success into a string of hit movies and a hugely popular series of TV appearances.

During their decade-long partnership, Martin had such hits as “Memories Are Made of This” (#1, 1955), “That’s Amore” (#2, 1953), “Powder Your Face With Sunshine” (#10, 1949) and “You Belong to Me” (#12, 1952), among others, all for the Capitol label. Yet when their partnership dissolved in 1956, conventional show-biz wisdom predicted that Lewis’ star would continue to ascend and that Martin’s would fizzle.

The singer, however, confounded the skeptics. By the end of the ’50s, he was wowing crowds at his solo shows in Vegas, impressing critics and audiences in a series of dramatic film roles (including The Young Lions and Rio Bravo), scoring on TV with the first of several “Dean Martin Show” specials for NBC, and hitting the charts again with “Return to Me” (#4, 1958) and “Volare” (#12, 1958).

By the early ’60s, Martin’s affiliation with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and the rest of the fabled Rat Pack supplanted his earlier rep as Lewis’ suave, warbling straight man. He fueled his image as a boozing playboy in onstage antics with his pals and ring-a-ding ensemble films like 1960’s Ocean’s 11, yet Martin later claimed his cocktail-swilling persona was largely a pose. His greatest offstage love was golf, which necessitated retiring early and rising with the sun.

Though he left Capitol in 1961 to sign with Sinatra’s fledgling Reprise label, Martin capped his tenure at his first record company with a bang. 1960 saw the release of two singles, “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head” and “You’re Nobody ’Til Somebody Loves You,” that arguably show him at the height of his powers: playful, romantic and confident.

In 1964, with the Beatles’ “A Hard Day’s Night” perched atop the singles charts, teen girls screaming through their tears at guitar-wielding bands and magazines pondering the British Invasion, Martin reasserted himself with typical aplomb. Promising his son he’d have a #1 song, he proceeded to knock the Fab Four from their dizzying perch with the buttery anthem “Everybody Loves Somebody.” Several other hits, including “The Door Is Still Open to My Heart” (#6, 1964), “I Will” (#10, 1965), “Houston” (#21, 1965) and “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On” (#22, 1965), followed during his years at Reprise.

Though he continued performing throughout the ’60s and into the ’70s, Martin’s visibility was greatest in films (such as the campy Matt Helm spy franchise) and on TV, where he nursed his lush-in-a-tux image with the long-running “Dean Martin Show” and the hugely successful “Dean Martin’s Celebrity Roast” gag fests. By the end of the ’70s, health problems limited his stage performances to the occasional casino show – but he had long since made the transition from superstar to icon.

The death of his son Dean Paul in a 1987 plane crash caused Martin to withdraw still further from public life. He signed on with Sinatra and Davis for a 1988 reunion tour, but left after a few dates. He died of respiratory failure on Christmas Day, 1995; he was 78.

In the years since his passing, Dean Martin’s star has shone ever more brightly. And more than 40 years after knocking the Beatles out of the #1 spot, he continues to enthrall music fans. In fact, his effortless vocalizing has become a modern shorthand for cool, as evidenced by the use of his songs in films like Goodfellas, Casino, Swingers, Out of Sight, L.A. Confidential, A Bronx Tale and Payback, not to mention TV’s “The Sopranos” and “The West Wing” Recent biographies by Martin’s son Ricci and daughter Deana and Jerry Lewis’ highly anticipated Dean and Me: A Love Story have deepened interest in the man behind the song.

In 1992’s Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, biographer Nick Tosches described Martin as a classic menefreghista, Italian for “one who does not give a f---.” The term, in Dean Martin’s case, conveys not indifference but a refusal to be beaten down by the world – and a determination to greet life with an easy smile, a graceful melody and an aura of unflappable cool.

1. Memories Are Made Of This
2. That's Amore
3. Return To Me
4. Standing On The Corner
5. You Belong To Me
6. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
7. Sway
8. Innamorata
9. Volare
10. Angel Baby
11. On An Evening In Roma
12. I'll Always Love You

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The Best of Kodo

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Two words to describe why you want to buy this album: Zoku & Monochrome. Two of the finest instrumental songs, IMHO, ever put to CD.
First, let me *try* to explain Monochrome. I've seen this song performed live on three different occasions by Kodo - basicaly, it starts out with 7 players each on a single small drum, all very softly (literally barely audible) playing the same rythm pattern. From time to time, one of the drummers will start a new pattern (that always fits in perfectly with the original, and is often barely noticable at first), and either return to the original pattern or continue. In this way, the seven drummers as a whole smoothly morph back and forth between three or four basic patterns. Meanwhile, there are a couple of points in the song where the group smoothly transitions in about 20 seconds from being barely audible to filling the room with enough sound that your ears hurt, and back, all on seven drums that each look to be no bigger than a frying pan. About two thirds through the song, an occasional gong crash can be heard, the prelude to the song's finaly when the seven original drummers are joined by a very large base drum (twice when I saw Kodo, this was their largest drum - the third time, it was a smaller but just as impressive drum) banging out very large beats as the original seven drums and the bass drum morph back into the original rythm played by the seven drummers at the begin of the song. This song is pure aural candy - the sublety of the rythms and the transitions between them is really indescribable if you haven't heard it.

Zoku is more difficult to describe - there are a lot of large bass drums, which cary the main rythm of the song, as a single drummer playing what I would describe as the taiko equivelant of Tom Tom's carry's the song's melody. As with Monochrome, the group transitions very smoothly from rythm to rythm, revisiting them as the song progresses. About half way through the song, the drums stop and the drummers begin chanting out the song's rythm, returning to their drums in a thunderous crescendo. The song also concludes in a massive rising beat, capped off perfectly by the drummers ending completely synchronised on the final note.

1. Lion
2. Irodori
3. Yumi-Ga-Hama
4. Zoku
5. Kazauta
6. Monochrome
7. Yu-Karak II
8. Yatai Bayashi

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Aziza Mustafa Zadeh - Always

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First of all, names on this album make this album what it is. Of course it is one of Aziza's albums ( for me, it is one and only the best ) At drums; Dave Veckl, Bass; John Pattituci, Compositons-piano and vocals ; Aziza Mustafa Zadeh. This album,ALWAYS,is the most powerfull trio album of hers to show out her mysterious world in her brain and heart of course.She has extremely sensitive and also energetic piano style and it is felt more in this album.Without doubt, Always is the locomotive song of this album, as a name father.As completely baroque, you can feel her first studies of Bach inside really.So many passion brings you emotions that has no describe that i can either write down here or you can say after hearing and feeling that song.The unison bass and piano sounds a real love out of this world.As I believe real love is a utopia, this song just lite another hope till you hear the last note.I can say that the darkest song of the album is Insult.It is a attractive combination of jazz and azerbajian modes.This is her way to be ethnic.Marriage Suit is a hard piece to play as being cornered construction, but it has everything to sound like a wedding song.The taste of this album is covering melodies and motives by a master.

(01) Always
(02) Heartbeat
(03) Crying Earth
(04) A.J.D.
(04) A.J.D.
(05) Yandi Ganim Daha
(06) I Don't Know
(07) Vagif
(08) Marriage Suite
(09) Insult
(10) Kaukas Mountains
(11) Dangerous Piece

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Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 4

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Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin: Vol. 1
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Vol. 2
Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 3

An Anthology of Chinese Traditional and Folk Music
Acollection of Music Played on the Guqin

1. Running Water
2. Creaks Of The Oars
3. Eighteen Beats On The Hujia

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Chinese Traditional and Folk Music: Guqin Vol. 3

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Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Played on Guqin: Vol. 1
Anthology of Chinese Traditional & Folk Music Vol. 2

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1. Autumn Reflections By The Dongting Lake - Zha Fuxi
2. A Grieved Life In Changmen Palace - Zha Fuxi
3. Fishermens Song - Zha Fuxi
4. Plum Blossom Melody - Three Variations - Zhang Ziqian
5. A Flying Dragon - Zhang Ziqian
6. The Song of the Woodcutter - Liu Jingshao
7. Listening to the Mumuring of Spring Water - Zhan Chengqiu

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Various - The Best of Shiva

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1. Om Namah Shivaaya
2. Bhhole ki Jai Jai
3. Shiva Om Shiva
4. Sundarananaa
5. Shiv Taandava

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Bolero Gypsies New Flamenco 2

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For those who were turned on to nuevo flamenco via Bolero Gypsies, Vol. 1 -- or for those who dig it period -- Bolero Gypsies New Flamenco, Vol. 2 is literally more of the same: sophisticated, highly produced flamenco music that offers new versions of many of the original tunes, and some classical cuts in the new flamenco style. The artists are virtually identical to those on volume one. If this is your introduction to the music, it might be best to seek out some records by the Gypsy Kings first for a rawer, more immediate feel. For those who have become interested in traditional flamenco music, where the guitar is an accompaniment to the dancers, this set will be jarring because the raucous erotic energy has been toned down to a cocktail hour kind of seduction music. ~ Thom Jurek, All Music Guide

[01]. Libre - Armik
[02]. Andalucia - Johannes
[03]. Bolero - Armik
[04]. Ambrosia - Johannes
[05]. Calima - Armik
[06]. Torero - Young & Rollins
[07]. Recuerdos - Armik
[08]. Aires de Mozambique - Jason McGuire
[09]. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
[10]. Mosaic - Young & Rollins
[11]. Distancias - Jason McGuire
[12]. 16 Segundos de Alegria

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Moroccan Spirit

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The lush Moroccan Spirit emphasizes music's meditative qualities, but this imaginative mix of traditional and modern also works on a less contemplative level. The Brave--the guy behind Sacred Spirit, Indigo Spirit, and B-Tribe--traveled throughout Morocco over a five-year period with a microphone and a tape recorder, capturing the essence of both the Arab and Berber cultures. He then wove these disparate musical threads into a cohesive multicultural musical fabric using unobtrusive electronic beats and studio programming. There's even a bit of electronic groove on some of the more upbeat tracks. "Jim I Nim" and "La Mamounia" crackle with the vitality of traditional Moroccan dance music, but could easily work at hip world-music-friendly nightclubs. Mellow highlights include the somber "Music for 1001 Nights: Outro" and "Moroccan Soul," which is propelled by soulful women singers. The album's not as challenging as the more radical hybrids using North African music, but Moroccan Spirit is far more than mere background noise. --Tad Hendrickson

[01]. Music For 1001 Nights
[02]. Jilala I - Nocturnal Ritual
[03]. Jim I Nim
[04]. Moroccan Soul
[05]. Moussem Of Regragas
[06]. Midunya
[07]. Narcisse Noir
[08]. Derviche
[09]. Jilala II - Nocturnal Ritual
[10]. La Mamounia
[11]. Moussem Mediouna
[12]. Music For 1001 Nights - Outro

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The Jazz Ladies

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Track Listings
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[01].Billie Holiday - Baby Get Lost
[02].Ella Fitzgerald - Cry You Out Of My Heart
[03].Dinah Washington - Walkin And Talkin
[04].Julia Lee - Show Me Missouri Blues
[05].Myra Taylor - Tell Your Best Friend Nothing
[06].Dinah Washington - I Want To Cry
[07].Ivian Green - Red Light
[08].Helen Humes - Jet Propelled Papa
[09].Memphis Minnie - Fashion Plate Daddy
[10].Dinah Washington - Ive Got Bad News Baby
[11].Myra Taylor With Jimmy Keith's Orchestra - Take It Easy, Greasy
[12].Myra Taylor With JImmy Keith's Orchestra - The Spider And The Fly
[13].Cleo Brown - Boggie Woogie

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The Sufi Path of Love

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The Sufi Path of Love
Entering the Heart of Hearts
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

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A lover of God, says the Sufi, is one who longs to be dissolved in the Beloved, in love's limitless ocean. For more than 10 centuries, the Sufis have perfected love's inner alchemy—the way the heart opens to the ecstasy of divine union. On The Sufi Path of Love, teacher and author Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee shares the secrets of this transformation, a “turning of the heart” that awakens the soul's innermost love affair. Weaving together dreamwork, the teachings of his own Naqshbandi order, the archetypal psychology of C.G. Jung, and more than 1,100 years of Sufi wisdom, poetry, and teaching stories, Vaughan-Lee takes us into the wonder of this spiraling inward journey. You will discover what is hidden within the deepest chamber of the heart; how this path uses the joys and sorrows of personal relationship as the prima materia for spiritual growth; how the fire of longing purifies us; and finally, how the lover surrenders blissfully into the arms of the Beloved.

“To be a lover of God is not an abstraction,” teach the Sufis. “It is a reality that permeates every cell of your body.” On The Sufi Path of Love, you are invited to share in this ancient wisdom of love and longing and to let your own heart's desire become a burning flame.

The word Sufi is derived from the Greek "Sophia", meaning Wisdom. It is known as Tasawwuf ( Mysticism ) in Arabic, and is considered
by scholars as the mystical, the inner or psycho-spiritual aspect of Philosophia Islamica. The great scholar, Seyyed Hossein Nasr,
considered Sufism as the esoteric dimension of Al Islam.

Sufism emphasises on the Unity of Absolute Being,Wahdat al Wujud.

The Influence of Neoplatonism on Sufism

Plotinus,the founder of Neoplatonism conceived God as the Alpha
and Omega of Existence, its Source & Goal. The translations of
Plotinus provied the philosophical ground for Sufism. One is
struck by the similarities which exist in both systems, with
regard to the concept of God, the soul, the body, Vice and
Virtue, Life and Death and Beauty!

Sufism was influenced by Orpheus and Pythagoreanism. Orpheus
was a poet who lived in Anatolia in the 6th and 7th centuries
BCE. He had divine qualities and he could influence wild
animals with his music. He postulated that the human soul
can achieve perfection by refining itself from all passions
and worldly possessions. Soul travels from body to body for
self purification and reaches the Perfect State. Pythagorus
adopted Orpheus' philosophy and integrated it with his own
concepts. Plotinus, the founder of Neoplatonism took Plato's
Theory of Ideas & reinterpreted them from Protagoras' point
of view. Neoplatonism considers God as the Alpha & the Omega.
From Him everything comes into being,in Him everything exists,
and to Him all return. Communion or Union with Him is the
highest Goal, therefore. Our lives have only a symbolic
meaning and it is good and necessary as a Becoming. But all
Becoming has Being as its Goal and Fulfillment and God is
the only Being !


Sufism is the Path of Love - Al Muhabba. God is understood as Universal Love and the aim of Sufism is to unite with the Source of all Being, Universal Love ! Love without Philosophy is superstition and Sufism therefore encourages the adventures of the Intellect, the scientific and the philosophical pursuit, Al Marifa !

When he was asked about Sufism, Junayd ( the preceptor of Mansur Al Hallaj ) said, "Sufism is that you should be with God-- without any attachment."

Sufism emphasises upon the struggle to overcome the dominance that one's Negative Ego ( Nafs ) has over one. The war depicted in the great Epics - Iliad & the Odyssey etc - depict the great war between Good and Evil happening inside the human bosom - where the great struggle for supremacy is fought out on the ground floor of our existence, between the black and white opposites of Virtue and Vice, Light
and Darkness, prosperity & adversity. The Beloved ( God ) may manifest as Benevolence or Severity and the Sufi aspirant has to love both !

As Rumi said:

I am a lover of both His benevolence and severity!
Amazing it is that I'm in love with these opposites !

If the aspirant can overcome one's Negative Ego, ( in
the inner War, Jihad ul Nafs ) he can achieve Bliss,
the Bliss for which the world's derelict sorrows yearn !

If you could get rid of yourself just once,
The secret of secrets would open to you.
The face of the Unknown, hidden beyond the universe
Would appear on the Mirror of your perception. - Rumi

The Sheik of Naqshbandi wrote


In my annihilation of annihilation
In my annhilation
I found You !

Rumi wrote

I thought about You so often
That I completely became You !
Little but little You drew near
Slowly but slowly I passed away.

This passing away is Annihilation in the Beloved ( Fana fi Allah ). There is another intermediary state - Fana al Fana and the last state is Baqi bi Allah or Permanence in the Beloved.

About Universal Truth, Ibn Arabi, the Great Master , ( al Shaikh al Akbar ) wrote She has eluded the learned of Islam

And those who have studied the Psalms

The Jewish Rabbi

The Christian priest !

The greatest Sufi was Mohammed himself ( Peace be upon him ), he who said that " Shariah ( Ethical Law ) is my speech, Tariqat ( the Way ) my actions & Haqiqat ( Truth ) my states " !

Inner & Outer Jihad ( Struggle ) in Sufism

"And those who perform jihad for Us, We shall certainly guide them in Our ways, and God is surely with the doers of good". (Quran XXXIX; 69)

"You have returned from the lesser jihad to the greater jihad" . (Hadith)

Jihad means struggle and there are two types of struggle. The lesser Jihad is struggle against the oppressors; the greater Jihad is the inner struggle against the inner enemies, the Seven Deadly Sins ( lust, greed, anger, jealousy, sloth, covetousness & gluttony). The outer struggle is defined as Al Jihad Al Asghar and the inner struggle is Al Jihad Al Akbar ! In his journey, the aspirant ultimately overcomes his Negative Ego & he becomes the Perfect Man, Al Insan Al Kamil !

1. Warish Shah Nu - Wadali Bros
2. Utth Gaye Gawando Yaar - Puan Shah Koti
3. Gal Muki Naa - Sukhwinder
4. Darda Marya - Jaspinder Narula & Chorus
5. Ghoongat Chuk O Sajna - Wadali Brothers
6. Dum De Naal Allah Hoo - Javed Bashir Almed
7. Sayion Ni Asin Ni Asin Nainan De - Puran Shah Koti
8. Ishq Bada Bedardi - Wadali Brothers

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Women of Egypt 1924-1931

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Featuring: Umm Kulthumm, Fathiyyah Ahmed, Munira al-Mahdiyyah etc.
A CD compilation of fantastic Arab women, stars of Egyptian theatre and song who recorded in the nineteen twenties and early thirties. Taken from original 78rpm recordings of the time and remastered to the highest standards, this collection features among others the legendary Umm Kulthum. Between 1890 and 1920, theatres and European-style cabarets sprang up all over Egypt. Performers flocked there from all over the Arab world and from Europe. Isadora Duncan, Pavlova and Mistinguette included Cairo in their world tours. At their peak, the most famous female Arabic women singers were earning as much, if not more, than their male counterparts. The 1920s was the heyday of this music and its recordings and these performers can be seen as having struck a blow for the emancipation of women. The Wall Street crash and the associated economic downturn marked the end of the recording industries’ boom years, leaving us a legacy of remarkable performances of immense power.

TRACK LISTINGS

[01]. Sitt Wedoudah al-Manyalawiyyah - Oh people! I love this dark-skinned one
[02]. Badi'ah Masabni - ealousy is the fire for jealousy
[03]. Nabawiyyah Ghazal - Works just for you to hear
[04]. Munirah al-Mahdiyyah - Tell me who conquered love
[05]. Aquilah Rateb - he heat of passionate love has increased my wasting away
[06]. Ratibah Ahmed with Zakariyyah Ahmed - Never,Never, Mr. ticket inspector, do not take from this lady the ticket's fee
[07]. Souruayyah Qaddourah - How much peace we have sent with the breeze
[08]. Badi'ah Masabni Orchestra - The dance of Badi'ah - musical
[09]. Fatimah Sirri - I am just biding my time
[10]. Settoutah 'Ezzat - Tell me my brother, what was all that about
[11]. Saniyyah Hassaneyn - I plucked a red rose
[12]. Sekinah Hassan - Upon my death
[13]. Mufidah Ahmed - Take a day for yourself
[14]. Fathiyyah Ahmed - If only I knew
[15]. Umm Kulthum - He swore to me
[16]. Rose Zahran - Bashraf nawa'ather

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Zahid Gouliev & Elza Gaybalieva - Azerbaidjan. Musique tradition

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Zahid Gouliev & Elza Gaybalieva
Azerbaidjan. Musique traditionelle Vol.1, 1994
1. Tchahargah
2. Dilkash
3. Dastgah Shur

Zahid Gouliev - vocals, daf
Elza Gaybalieva - vocals, daf
Habib Aliev - kamanche
Ramiz Gouliev - tar
Ali Amiraslanov - nagara

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Zahid Gouliev & Elza Gaybalieva
Azerbaidjan. Musique traditionelle Vol.2, 1994

1. Dastgah Bayat-i Shiraz
2. Segah
3. Orta Mhur
4. Dugah

Zahid Gouliev - vocals, daf
Elza Gaybalieva - vocals, daf
Habib Aliev - kamanche
Ramiz Gouliev - tar
Ali Amiraslanov - nagara

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South Pacific Island Music

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South Pacific Island Music
Nonesuch Explorer Series 79723-2, 1981 (2003)


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Do not expect to hear Hawaiian guitars, ukuleles and the Hula. Imagine however, a musical odyssey through the South Pacific islands traveling with a rucksack, 200 rolls of tape and a tape recorder. Here are some wonderful examples of authentic South Seas music - unbelievably and yet endangered species. Recorded by David Fanshawe. Originally released in 1981.

An odd, vibrant selection of rhythmic and vocal tracks from across the Pacific basin. These field recordings reveal an amazing variety of musical styles and approaches. Drummers and percussionists in particular will find this collection a surprisingly rich resource -- some of the rhythms on here are quite amazing and unusual. If you're looking for a way to branch out into older traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian musical culture, this set will certainly help you delve deeper.

Cook Islands
01. Drum Dance (Vaipae, Aitutaki)
02. Tapa Cloth Beating (Mauke Island)
03. Mire (Mangaia Island)
04. Imenetuki (Mangaia Island)
05. Tau'a'alo (Holonga, Vava'u)
06. Faikava Love Song (Holonga, Vava'u)
07. Octopus Fishing (Lofanga Island)
08. Fangufangu Nose Flute (Nuki Alofa, Tongatapu)
09. Muli tu pe (Lapaha, Mua, Tongagtapu)
Fiji
10. Male Fan Dance (Kumi, Verata, Tailevu, Viti Levu)
11. Club Dance meke iwau (Viseisei, Vuda Be, Viti Levu)
12. Vakamalolo Mixed Sitting Dance (Yaroi, Savusavu, Vanua Levu)
13. New Year Celebrations (Kumi, Viti Levu)
14. Pan Pipes rereo taba (Buma, West Kwara'ae, Malaita)
15. Pan Pipe ensemble (Oibola, Langa Langa Lagoon)
16. Pan Pipes and Night Roar (Nganasuru, Kwaio, Malaita)
17. Spirit Song u'ula (Alite, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita)
18. Shell Money making (Alite, Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita)
19. Women's Song Kukuburi Sifoa (Buma, West Kwara'ae, Malaita)
Gilbert Islands, Kiribati
20. Te Kamei (Tewai, South Tabbiteuea)
21. Te Kawawa (Tewai, South Tabbiteuea)
22. Toddy Cutting Song (Tewai, South Tabiteuea)
23. Sasa (Solosolo, Upolu)
24. Conche Shell Horn (Papa Sataua, Savaii)
25. Tagi (Tufutafoe, Savaii)
26. Ma'Ulu ulu (Manono Island)
27. Imene Tarava (Papeete, Tahiti)

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