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Songs from Kabul : the spiritual music of Ustad Amir Mohammad

Author: John Baily
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011.
Series: SOAS musicology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents the vocal art music of Kabul as performed by Ustad Amir Mohammad.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Amir Muhammad
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John Baily
ISBN: 9780754657767 0754657760
OCLC Number: 694238178
Performer(s): Amir Mohammad, voice, with instrumental acc. (rubâb, dutâr, tabla).
Description: 108 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: The art music of Kabul --
Amir Mohammad in Herat : making the recordings --
The texts of the eight songs --
Reappraising the Kabuli ghazal. CD contents. 1. Kan'âniân agar gol-e bâgh-e to bû konand = If the residents of Kan'an smell the flower of the garden of your beauty --
2. Ba azm-e tawba sahar goftam estekkhâra konam = At dawn, I determined to consult the book of omens to repent of drinking wine --
3. Anbarîn-mû 'î marâ dîwâna kard = A musk-haired beauty drove me mad --
4. Jân-e kharâbâtam = I am the soul of kharâbât --
5. Hosain-e Ali dar mazârat benâlam = O Hosain, son of Ali, let me moan and cry in pain on your shrine --
6. Ay âsheqân man âsheq-e dîrîna am = O lovers, I have been a lover for long --
7. Nasîma jâneb-e bathâ gozar kon = O breeze, travel to the land of Bathâ --
8. Tarâna.
Series Title: SOAS musicology series.
Responsibility: John Baily.

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