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Soraya, My Love: Songs from the Middle East

Soraya, My Love: Songs from the Middle East

Established in 1956, Monitor Records was one of the first American recording companies to focus on “world music” including music associated with the folk and performance dance form of belly dance. In this recording, Soraya Melik, a popular belly dancer in New York City in the 60s and 70s, turns her talents to song. Singing love songs of Greek, Turkish and Arabic origin in her native Turkish, Soraya conveys the joy and heartache of love. This is her only known collection of songs.

Track Listing

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101
Bu Dunyanin Bos (It's an Empty World) Soraya Melik 3:44
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102
Kederli Gunler (Sad Days) Soraya Melik 4:27
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103
Merhaba (Hello There) Soraya Melik 3:10
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104
Bagdat Yolu (The Road to Bagdad) Soraya Melik 3:23
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105
Sus, Sus, Sus (Hush, Honey, Hush) Soraya Melik 3:25
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201
Kara Kas (Black Brows) Soraya Melik 3:49
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202
Yalancinin Birine (I Fell in Love) Soraya Melik 3:12
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203
Azize (Aziza, My Love) Soraya Melik 3:48
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204
Agora Meyhanesi (The Agora Tavern) Soraya Melik 4:33
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205
Inleyen Nagmeler (Sad Music Fills My Heart) Soraya Melik 3:10
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