Keyboard Magic From Cairo
July 23, 2015 9:22 PM   Subscribe

Islam Chipsy is a virtuoso keyboard player, using a synth to extend the traditions of Arabic music. listen, listen, listen and enjoy.
posted by idiopath (23 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
 
Ooooh thank you so much for posting this! Really really love the sound. Gotta go find my ankle bells now for some serious dancing.
posted by kinnakeet at 9:38 PM on July 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


That first listen reminded me of the Master Musicians of Jajouka in Morocco. But this was a three person version. Crazy...
posted by njohnson23 at 9:57 PM on July 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I really like this!
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 11:21 PM on July 23, 2015


Holy shit this is fantastic
posted by growabrain at 11:44 PM on July 23, 2015


Souk and soul, baby!
posted by Devonian at 12:40 AM on July 24, 2015


I read this as Keyboard Magic from Casio. This is so much better than that!
posted by wuwei at 12:47 AM on July 24, 2015


Awesome. And everybody needs two drummers/ percussionists.
posted by Ashenmote at 1:52 AM on July 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Turns out there's a studio album, Kahraba, out too (Soundcloud promo mix). Which is definitely a good thing, but the live stuff has the ecstatic edge...
posted by Devonian at 2:40 AM on July 24, 2015


I was at the TUSK festival show (the "enjoy link", in which you can also see the back of my head). It was pretty amazing, though it did take my ears a week to recover (even though I was wearing earplugs).
posted by klausness at 3:10 AM on July 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


(oops, badly closed quote, meant to say: the "enjoy" link... this one)
posted by klausness at 5:26 AM on July 24, 2015


Wow. This is excellent.
posted by mkb at 7:10 AM on July 24, 2015


Fuck yeah.
posted by azarbayejani at 9:50 AM on July 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wow! Thank you for posting this.
posted by nangar at 10:47 AM on July 24, 2015


Holy crap...is he getting those crazy non-Western intervals simply by controlling the pitch-bend wheel on the side? Really amazing how he's manipulating this Western instrument into doing his bidding and producing Middle Eastern scales and sounds. I love it.
posted by dubitable at 11:44 AM on July 24, 2015


Wait, there's an act with one dude jamming out on a synth with TWO drummers backing him?

This could not possibly be more relevant to my interests.
posted by Sokka shot first at 12:02 PM on July 24, 2015


That poor keyboard.
posted by hellphish at 12:08 PM on July 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Wow. [This is fucking good]
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:10 PM on July 24, 2015


is he getting those crazy non-Western intervals simply by controlling the pitch-bend wheel on the side?

I think you can get retuned keyboards that work with the local scales in middle eastern countries.
posted by klausness at 1:10 PM on July 24, 2015


I don't know that particular keyboard model, but some of the better keyboards let you load up custom scales, or even program them.
posted by idiopath at 1:13 PM on July 24, 2015


Wow, they call them oriental keyboards. Said wept.
posted by idiopath at 1:16 PM on July 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Incredible! BTW: Thank you Ideopath for the link to the Oriental Keyboard demo.
posted by cleroy at 10:53 PM on July 24, 2015


I don't know that particular keyboard model, but some of the better keyboards let you load up custom scales, or even program them.

...

Wow, they call them oriental keyboards. Said wept.


Ah, okay, thanks for the explanation idiopath. Somehow I'm disappointed by that (and double yikes that they called it the "Oriental Keyboard..." although if it's Yamaha could just be a goofy Japanese faux pas--on a side note, there are tons of random "Oriental X" branded things in Japan). But still, love the music so however they are making it I'm down.
posted by dubitable at 12:00 AM on July 25, 2015


Help! I really love this. When I first listened to the Trans aux Musicales link, the first "listen" link moved immediately into the second "listen" link (part 2), which then continued into a part 3 and 4, but now I can't seem to find Part 3 and 4! I really loved the third part. I may be mistaken, but I thought it was part of the same concert, but now youtube moves to an EEK concert.

Can anyone advise if there's a part 3 and 4 of this concert?
posted by bigZLiLk at 1:55 AM on July 27, 2015


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