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Munir Bashir - Omar Bashir - 1998 - Duo De Ud

Munir Bashir was one of the most famous musicians in the Middle East during the 20th century and was considered to be the supreme master of the Arab maqamat scale system. He created different styles of the Arabian short scaled lute, the oud. He was one of the first middle eastern instrumentalists known to Europe and America. Bashir’s music is distinguished by a novel style of improvisation that reflects his study of Indian and European tonal art in addition to oriental forms. Munir Although he was an ethnic Assyrian Bashir played a big role in Arab culture throughout the 20th century. Born in Iraq, he had to deal with numerous disruptions of violent coup attempts and multiple wars that the country went through. He would eventually exile to Europe and become noticeable first in eastern nations such as Hungary and Bulgaria.

Omar Bashir: An incredible talent, raised in a family of artists – his grandfather Bachri Abdel Aziz, his father Mounir Bashir and his uncle Jamil were musicians – he began his musical training when he was five years old, when his father gave him his first violin. When he was seven years old, he already frequented the Conservatory of Bagdad and when he was nine he gave his first solo concert. Moving to Hungary in 1991, the homeland of his mother, he studied piano, singing and direction of choir at the Liszt University. Since 1990 Omar Bashir has been playing the oud as a professional. Apart from solo tours he has realized a lot of concerts with his father Mounir, who’s great virtuosity represented a constant stimulus for the young artist.

Track List:
1 –  Fôg el-Nakhel (Above the Palm Trees) (12:43) فوق النخل
2 –  Pastâ Baghdadiyya [Popular Iraqi Tune] (08:06) بسطة بغدادية
3 –  Hanân (Tenderness) (12:43) حنان
4 –  Dabka (Iraqi Dance) (10:41) دبكة
5 –  Ishtâr (Assyrian-Babylonian Goddess of Fertility) (13:36) عشتار
6 –  Al-Amira Al-Andaluciyya (The Andalusian Princess) (11:36) الأميرة الأندلسية

Duration : 69:22 | Bitarte : 320 kBit/s | Year : 1998 | Size : 165 mb

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