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Jordan - Amman: Ilham Al Madfai

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 29 December 2007

Moshe Morad travels to Jordan's capital Amman to record one of the Middle East's biggest stars, Iraqi singer-songwriter Ilham Al Madfai. Ilham performs with his full band, as well as on his own in a more intimate setting, and talks about his love for the lost city of Baghdad.

Recorded 19 May 2007 at Café Khuttar in Amman, Jordan

Music and featured items

16 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
  • Introduction

    Moshe Morad is in Amman to record Iraqi singer-songwriter Ilham Al Madfai

  • Concert opening

    Ilham Al Madfai and his band start the special World Routes concert at “Café Khutar”.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ilham Al Madfai and his Band
      00:01

      Ilham Al Madfai and his Band Medley: Bint el Shelabya, Allah Aliek, Ya Athouly

      Composers: Fairouz, Traditional, Traditional

  • Mali Chugul bil Soug

    Ilham Al Madfai and his band play “Mali Chugul bil Soug”.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ilham Al Madfai and his Band
      00:16

      Ilham Al Madfai and his Band Maly Shugbul bil soug

      Composer: Ilham Al Madfai

  • Ilham Al Madfai interview

    Moshe interviews Ilham Al Madfai about his music and Baghdad.

  • Ilham Al Madfai solo song

    Ilham Al Madfai sing solo accompanying himself on the guitar.

  • Music Played

  • Baghdad

    Ilham Al Madfai sings Baghdad, lyrics by poet Nizar Qabbani.

  • Music Played

  • Song for his son Mohammad

    Ilham Al Madfai, and his band, plays a song written for his only son, Mohammad.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ilham Al Madfai and his Band
      00:36

      Ilham Al Madfai and his Band Mohamad bouya Mohamad

  • Traditional Baghdadi songs

    The audience joins Ilham Al Madfai in a medley of two traditional Baghdadi songs.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ilham Al Madfai and his Band
      00:43

      Ilham Al Madfai and his Band Medley: Ashgar B Shamma, El Baghdadya

      Composers: Ilham Al Madfai, Ilham Al Madfai, Traditional

  • Khuttar

    Ilham Al Madfai wraps up the concert with his biggest hit - “Khuttar”.

  • Music Played

    • Image for Ilham Al Madfai and his Band
      00:52

      Ilham Al Madfai and his Band Khuttar

      Composer: Ilham Al Madfai

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