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Baghdad Blues

August 18, 2008

Dj Rupture has a short review of a new compilation put out by the good folks at Honest Jon’s Records.

Here a sample track: Kementchedji Alecco – Taqsim.

From Honest Jon’s description:

There is dance music featuring Arab folk singers from the countryside, backed by professional Jewish musicians in Iraqi styles popularly termed ‘Egyptian’, and perfected in nightclubs where the first duty of the secular women singers on this album was prostititution. A Hebrew hymn is kick-started with a cry of ‘Allah!’

Sounds like a delightful mish mash!

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