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Unwonted Maqamat by Muhammad Qadri Dalal

October 18, 2008

Muhammad Qadri Dalal was born in Aleppo, northern Syria, in 1946. At the age of three he accompanied his father at the ceremonies of Sufi brotherhoods. He decided to become a musician, and studied oud with Bakri al-Kurdi and Nadim Ali al-Darwish. He also studied the violin and Western music theory. From 1966 to 1971 he worked as a musician on Syrian television, after which he became an oud teacher at the Casablanca National Conservatory. He has performed throughout the world and is also the author of a number of books, including an oud method.

This recording features a collection of maqamat which are now rarely used. Muhammad Qadri Dalal originates from Syria, and his oud playing is a mixture of Turkish and Arabic styles, reflecting the nature of Syrian music as a hybrid of the two traditions. The CD is accompanied by extremely detailed liner notes.


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