Music from Iraq: Rhythms of Baghdad
Music from the Middle Eastern lute, the oud, has become especially popular in Australia through Joseph Tawadros and groups like Trio Joubran and Les Triaboliques. Ancient, mesmerizing Iraqi rhythms based on Arabian magams conjure images of bazaars and mosques. Backed by exotic percussion including the dombak (single-headed goblet drum), riqq, tar (tambourines) and khishba.
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