The Music of Islam, Vol. 8: Folkloric Music of Tunisia
Lofti Jormana Group
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||Medley||Lofti Jormana Group||7:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mawwal 1||Lofti Jormana Group||4:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Baba Salem||Lofti Jormana Group||9:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Leliri Ya Mana||Lofti Jormana Group||4:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hay Leli Leli - Ala Bab Souika||Lofti Jormana Group||10:50||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||El Guelb Ely Yehwek||Lofti Jormana Group & Lotfi Jormana Group||7:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mawwal 2||Lofti Jormana Group||3:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dhaouit Ayemek - Ma Indich Zahar||Lofti Jormana Group||10:19||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Nemdah laktab||Lofti Jormana Group||6:58||$0.99||View in iTunes|
North African Islamic music is generally a bit more rousing than other forms that are found in the Middle East proper, probably due to the extended distance from the seats of orthodoxy, which frown upon music in general (the same is true in the other direction — Pakistani Sufi music is also distant from the Middle East and far more rousing). Case in point here, Tunisian folkloric music. There's extensive use made of a slinking melodic bagpipe to double up over the lead vocalist's expertise. This is the music that people envision as filling the bazaars of any North African polis. For folks who are already in the know as to this type of music, this isn't a bad item at all. For those who aren't, it also wouldn't be too bad of a place to start (though they should know that all Muslim music is certainly not like this). Also for those ones, a possible gain might be had in looking up some Gnawa ritual music, which holds some subtle similarities.
This is WONDERFUL!
Beware! You will dance around in your office chair whilst listening. I love it! Great folkloric stuff.