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Field recordings of Bedouin music?

MorwenEdhelwen1 22 Jun 12 - 07:39 PM
Jack Campin 22 Jun 12 - 07:54 PM
MorwenEdhelwen1 22 Jun 12 - 08:28 PM
MorwenEdhelwen1 22 Jun 12 - 10:50 PM
GUEST 23 Jun 12 - 12:51 AM
GUEST 23 Jun 12 - 02:38 AM
MorwenEdhelwen1 23 Jun 12 - 07:01 AM
GUEST,.gargoyle 23 Jun 12 - 06:13 PM
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Subject: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 07:39 PM

I'm doing some research for my fantasy novel and have been trying to find field recordings of Bedouin music and folk and contemporary (circa 1920s) music from Morocco and Egypt .(I'm planning to use old folk songs and mention and quote public domain composed songs to set a mood). So on Smithsonian Folkways I found: Bedouin Music of the Southern Sinai and Arabic Delight: Music from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Morocco. Does anyone know where I could find some more?


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Subject: RE: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: Jack Campin
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 07:54 PM

Moroccan 78s from the Excavated Shellac blog:

http://excavatedshellac.com/category/morocco/

From a bit later, there are some field recordings made by Paul Bowles in Morocco:

http://avuncularamerican.typepad.com/paulbowlesmoroccanmusic/

http://www.loc.gov/folklife/guides/paulbowles.html

Excavated Shellac is good for all sorts of stuff like this. I don't see any Bedouin material though.


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Subject: RE: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 08:28 PM

Thanks, Jack! ETA: The protagonist's culture is specifically inspired by Bedouins in the Western Desert region of the Sahara, so I'm particularly looking for Egyptian Bedouin stuff.


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Subject: RE: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 22 Jun 12 - 10:50 PM

BTW, is there any way to listen to more of the Bowles recordings?


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Subject: RE: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 12:51 AM

www.quranproject.org/portal/Products/ViewProductDetails.aspx?CategoryID=8&ProductID=28993&ID=0

Start three of them 20 seconds apart ... for the full effect of local mosques.

Without living in the culture ... your best efforts will be stilted. Go and live ... they are a gracious, giving society ... and will welcome you.

You need to know more than "Dessert Sang " ... Try starting with Rory Stewart, and his book Places Inbetween

Robert Schuller (crystal cathedral)   had a son in law (Mark D.) who wrote a book circa 1975 ... about his six months living with some Bedouins ....

If nothing else... try following their hygene for a week ... squat, produce, and wash.


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Subject: RE: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 02:38 AM

You can find a bunch of Bedouin music on YouTube--and don't worry about staying with "Public Domain", when you find something you like, all you need to do is write a note to the people who collected/recorded the material you want, and ask permission to use it. A lot of times, they'll be able to provide you with background, text, and translations.


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Subject: RE: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 07:01 AM

Gargoyle, this may come off a bit harsh, but actually I do know more than The Desert Song. Don't just assume that I haven't done some research. Incidentally I'm planning to study cultural anthropology at university sometime in the future, so I might very well end up somewhere in the desert, either in Egypt or Morocco. Or in Trinidad or Jamaica. Meanwhile, here is some of the stuff I found:http://www.amazon.com/Veiled-Sentiments-Poetry-Bedouin-Society/dp/0520224736/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336390106&sr=1-1-spell, Lila Abu-Lughod's book,Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bedouins-Desert-Aspects-Nomadic/dp/0791428524/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_1. This one is about Syria.


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Subject: RE: Field recordings of Bedouin music?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 23 Jun 12 - 06:13 PM

You called my name?
You have chosen to study a rich culture with astounding depth and breadth.
May you have fun. Do well. And prosper.

Wadi Life
://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=TagudNraKNY

Song
://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CtgICmGq12w

Song
://m.youtube.com/watch?v=W3qrJtNS_Nc


Song
://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E-p8_guN9nQ


Wedding Dance
://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T7sJ9NsVvcI
Use "britishpathe.com" for some excellent newsreels.




For the following modern video I suggest you read (preview) the early chapters of
City of Gold by Jim Krane for a chilling description of
marrage, tribes, culture and rifles. (p. 9 "The only modern convenience (1940's) that interested them (the Bedouin) was the rifle.) (p. 31   "The Wedding Massacre March 29, 1939....Foolishly, the reformers also welcomed Rashid's entourage, including a band of armed Bedouin, who it was explained, would fire their rifles in celebration of the ceremony's climax. The climax came ahead of the wedding.")

://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHN7RT8Ndzc

://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOdXV5iodzk


PHOTO
flickr.com/photos/39411748@N06/6170134183

Sincerely,
Gargoyle
(your humble servant)


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