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Kurdish Folk Songs and Dances

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Kurdish Folk Songs and Dances

Recorded by American archeologist Ralph S. Solecki in 1953 during excavation in the mountains of Kurdistan, this collection of Kurdish folk songs and dances features the two barreled reed flute, a drum, and various local singers. The authenticity and simple honesty in these songs shines through on this recording. Solecki notes that " much like the ballads of our Appalachian mountaineers…the songs deal with universal things, such as love troubles and war." Liner notes include translations of song lyrics as well as a brief explanation of Kurdish culture and history.


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Track Listing

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Barzan Tribal Love Song n/a 1:46
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102
Barzan Tribal Dance n/a 1:09
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103
Barzan Tribal Folk Song n/a 2:22
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104
Song of Bereavement n/a 4:25
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105
Flute Music Accompanied by Drum n/a 1:46
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106
Song of Valor n/a 3:53
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107
Kurdish Folk Dance Song n/a 4:10
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108
Hairan n/a 3:52
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109
Two Different Flute Melodies n/a 1:42
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110
Folk Dance with Drum n/a 0:59
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201
Besta n/a 4:04
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202
Lawk n/a 1:21
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203
Sulaimaniya Love Song n/a 2:24
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204
Sulaimaniya Love Song n/a 2:01
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205
Dance Music n/a 2:08
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206
Barzan Tribal Song n/a 2:43
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207
Love Songs n/a 3:34
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