Various ‎– Music In The World Of Islam, 1: The Human Voice

Tangent Records (2) ‎– TGS 131
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A1 Unknown Artist Untitled (Recitation Of Verses Of The Qu'ran)
A2 Unknown Artist Dhikr (Remembrance)
Leader – Abdel Hamid Abdel Aziz, Ismail Ali Hasan
A3 Habibola Halika Houri
A4 Unknown Artist Untitled (Bedouin Wedding Songs)
A5 Jabr Bin Husein* Ghazal
A6 Amir Mohammed Gurdum Gurdum
Tambura – Baba Hakim
A7 Rasha'ida* Untitled
A8 Unknown Artist Haddadi
Leader – Salim Alan*
B1 Wasimxzama Khan Naseri Kavali
B2 Dunya Yunis Abu Zeluf
B3 Gadabursi* Untitled (Leader/Chorus Song)
B4 Mehein Fin Baqid & Dahai Fin Baqid / Hateim Atiya Khalil Sayed Radha / Ga's
B5 Aqi Pishak Untitled (Love Song)
B6 Unknown Artist Tahlil

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Track A1 sung by members of a religious brotherhood from Al-Ateuf, Saharan region near Ghardaia, Algeria. This track is used by Brian Eno and David Byrne for their track called "Qu'ran" from the album "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts" (1981)
Track A2 is a Sufi ceremony performed by members of the Guneydiyah Sect from Fayoum Oasis, Egypt.
Track A3 is recorded in Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran.
Track A4 sung antiphonally by two groups of women in an encampment in the south of Wadi Musa, Jordan.
Track A5 is recorded in Tarif, Abu Dahbi, United Arab Emirates.
Track A6 is recorded in Daulatabad, north of Balkh, Afghanistan.
Track A7; Rasha'ida is a nomadic Arabic tribe near Nagfa, northern Red Sea area of Eritrea, Ethiopia.
Track A8 sung by a group of about 20 pearl divers from Muharraq, Bahrain.
Track B1 is recorded in Hyderabad, Deccan, India.
Track B2 is recorded in Beirut, Lebanon. This track is used by Brian Eno and David Byrne for their tracks called "Regiment" and "The Carrier" from the album "My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts" (1981) The artist name was misspelt, it should be written Dunya Yasin.
Track B3 sung by a group of Gadabursi Somali from Jijiga, Harar Province, Ethiopia.
Track B4 ; "Radha" is recorded in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. "Ga's" is recorded in the Fayoum region, Egypt.
Track B5 is recorded in Aqcha, Afghanistan.
Track B6 sung by a Sufi group of about 25 men in the Khalif's mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.


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November 22, 2017
If someone has just the cover in stock, let me know :)
Mine has some damages. Thanks !


October 24, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
my life in the bush of ghosts - brian eno and david byrne, think they might of owned a copy ;-)


November 10, 2013
Track B2 also used in New Order - Evil Dust.


June 1, 2011
A record of great integrity from the great age of the hi-fi. “Ethnic” music in 1976 was not conscious of its self as it is now; this record therefore is a jewel from an age of innocence. The ambience is intimate and although the fidelity of sound is unremarkable the places and people in the recordings are tangible.