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Middle Eastern music
November 10, 2007 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Vintage [album covers nsfw] and contemporary, Rashid Sales Co, music of the Middle East, packed with mp3s and links.

Also Maqam.com.

Am enjoying the "Afro-Mediterranean" music of Priyo, found on the Rashid Sales site in their Search our Site option.

Previously, Al-Qaeda, Meet al-Salsa
posted by nickyskye (16 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
The songs from the vinyl recordings are great--thanks!
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 1:18 PM on November 10, 2007


It's sad that vintage album covers are unsuitable for work.
posted by Balisong at 1:24 PM on November 10, 2007


sad that vintage album covers are unsuitable for work

lol, Even in the olde days, wayyy back when, even in the 50's and 60's, that long ago, they had naughty album covers.
posted by nickyskye at 1:31 PM on November 10, 2007


sad that vintage album covers are unsuitable for work

Breasts of the Middle East!
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
posted by bassjump at 2:32 PM on November 10, 2007


My observations have been that it's OK to show bare breasts
as long as it's not a white woman. Why's that?
posted by doctorschlock at 2:34 PM on November 10, 2007 [1 favorite]


Wow, being trapped all alone in the office on a Saturday just started looking up. I got the shimmy down, now how does that belly roll work?

Love the post, nickyskye. :)
posted by figment of my conation at 2:54 PM on November 10, 2007


OK to show bare breasts
as long as it's not a white woman. Why's that?


Racist condescension?
posted by nickyskye at 3:17 PM on November 10, 2007


Gotta say I much prefer the old exotica jackets from the first link over the contemporary ones from the second link, even though I know those were classic examples of Orientalism...

And how 'bout that 72 CD set of Om Kolthoum? Wow! That's a lot of Om Kolthoum! She was great, though, and if I could swing it I wouldn't mind owning that.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:15 PM on November 10, 2007


This is really cool. I am happy. Thank you! :)
posted by miss lynnster at 6:28 PM on November 10, 2007


Posted it with you in mind, Miss L. Pleased you're pleased.
posted by nickyskye at 7:31 PM on November 10, 2007


At what point did the middle east go from hookahs and belly dancing to... whatever it is now? Did the Ottoman's screw it up?
posted by Scoo at 7:52 PM on November 10, 2007


Scoo, you might try googling "rise of Islamic Fundamentalism". Lots to read. One link here *
posted by nickyskye at 8:16 PM on November 10, 2007


First post.
posted by tellurian at 10:51 PM on November 10, 2007


Ach, tellurian, when I researched my post I looked for the url and El-Bakkar in both MeFi search and Google, no result, still no result except for my post, not yours. Searched for MiddleEast, no link came up because your tag was Middle_East. Drat.

Happy to honor your previous post now.
posted by nickyskye at 6:18 AM on November 11, 2007


Well, I still liked it. So there.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:49 AM on November 11, 2007


No worries nickyskye. I love this guy's music and the more people that get to share it the better.
posted by tellurian at 1:28 PM on November 11, 2007


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