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Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawali group

Lucy Duran is joined by Andy Morgan and Reda El Mawy for a review of new CDs from Africa and the Arab world, plus the Ahmad Sham Sufi Qawali group from Afghanistan in their UK debut session.

Shahe Hama Shahan Yah Hazrate Maulanna - You are the King of all Kings, oh Rumi
(Poet: Mehrofar, a young Afghan poet from the school of Mawlana in Kabul)
Amhad Sham Sufi Qawali
Zaiy (Toola - Afgan Flute)
Zia Mohammad (Vocals)
Dr Mir Ahmad Sham (Vocals / Harmonium)
Mohammad Daoud Jalali (Vocals / Clapping)
Mohammad Farooq (Chimata)
Sardar Abdul Mohammad (Tabla)

Khaled – Liberté (Sam Debbie)
Khaled (vocals, accordion) Amar Chaoui (perc, tar, derbouka, gallal, shakers) Julien Tekeyan (drums, perc) Alain Perez (acoustic & electric guitars) Abdelhoued Zaim (lute, backing vocals) Moustapha Didouh (keyboards, backing vocals) Elie Chemali (piano, keyboards) Maurice Zemmour (bass) Allen Hoist (tenor sax) Fabien Cyprien (trombone) Philippe Slominski (trumpet) Mohamed Berkane Krachai (violin) Aziz Sahmaoui (gumbri, ajouj)
From the album Liberté
2009 (AZ/Universal WRASS 239 Tracks 8 and 9)

Reema Khsheish – Mawwal Walaw
Reema Khsheish (vocals)
Toni Overwater (double bass)
From the album Falak
2008 (Jazz in Motion Records)

Baka - Firefly Yelli (track 3) Sakwé Ngombi (track 2) Liquindi (water drums) (track 11)
From the album Baka in the Forest: Traditional sounds of the Baka women recorded live in the Cameroon rainforest
2009 (March Hare MAHA CD29)

Dub Colossus - Tizita Dub (Tsedenia Gebremarkos Woldesilassie & Dubulah) (7:38)
Tsedenia Gebremarkos Woldesilassie (vocals)
Getachew Werkley (washint)
Fasika Hailu (kraar)
Dubulah (guitar, bass, keyboards, programming)
Jimi Papazanatzeas (keyboard, synth)
Endrews Hassan (messenqo)
From the album A Town Called Addis
2008 (Real World Records CDRW155 Track 7)

Maher Kamal: Ya Hadary (Maher Kamal) 7:03
Poem by Ibn ‘Arab from Murcia (1165 – 1240)
Maqam (mode): Nahawand
Rhythmic Cycle: Rumba
Reda Ragab (violin)
Emad Ashour (cello)
Beshir Awes (contrabass)
Abdallah Helmy (kawala)
Hesham El Araby (Req)
Khamis Henkesh (tabla, doff, dohola)
From the album Ahla Andalusi
2008 (Nesma Music ND0801 Track 3)

Maa Aashiq Masteem Talabgar Khuda Yem – We are Lovers of Ecstasy and also Followers of God
(Poet: Ahmad Jam Zindapeel, Herat, Afghanistan 950 – 1000 years ago)
Amhad Sham Sufi Qawali
Zaiy (Toola - Afgan Flute)
Zia Mohammad (Vocals)
Dr Mir Ahmad Sham (Vocals / Harmonium)
Mohammad Daoud Jalali (Vocals / Clapping)
Mohammad Farooq (Chimata)
Sardar Abdul Mohammad (Tabla)

Rey Maykhana ua Masjid Kudam ast? – Where is the Mosque and where is the Winehouse
(Sheikh Fareed Deen Attar Naishapoori, Iranian poet 950 – 1000 years ago)
Amhad Sham Sufi Qawali
Zaiy (Toola - Afgan Flute)
Zia Mohammad (Vocals)
Dr Mir Ahmad Sham (Vocals / Harmonium)
Mohammad Daoud Jalali (Vocals / Clapping)
Mohammad Farooq (Chimata)
Sardar Abdul Mohammad (Tabla)

1 hour

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Sat 16 May 2009 15:00
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