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SWEET NOMAD GIRL
ABDUL WAHAB MADADI (vocal)
With Veronica Doubleday (vocal and claireh) and John Baily (dutar)

The music on this album is rooted in the music of Herat, Afghanistan, which both Veronica and John studied in the 1970s. Abdul grew up in Herat and has performed this music throughout his career, so he knows it intimately. The music captures an era of peace and normality, seen by many Afghans as a "golden age" before the recent turmoil, upheaval and war.

CD DURATION:  62:08  

AUDIO SAMPLE: Wa wa Leili (extract)  





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tracks:
Nasar Jan
Aushari
Naghmeh bajekhaneh
Sefid kheimeh
Bada bada
Shishkebab
Shah Joko Jan
Uzbeki
Gol-e bikhar
Siahmu wa Jalali
Gol-e zard
Shirin dokhtar-e maldar
Jam-e narenji
Wa wa Leili

review extracts: for full reviews click here
"Baily's fingerwork – on dutars of different kinds – is superb, and they've roped in Abdul Wahab Madadi, a Herati singer who really is the biz. The lyrics are drenched in youthful sensuality and the melodies have great charm." ××××  - Michael Church (BBC Music Magazine)
“… beautiful album of folk songs from Herat in Afghanistan. Their… restrained and refined versions stand up to repeated listening and hearing these exquisite performances you can understand why Baily and Doubleday have become honorary Afghans at concerts around the world.”– Simon Broughton (Songlines)
 
 
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