MC


REDEEM DOWNLOAD CODE

If you received a download code in a vinyl you purchased, you can redeem it for your download here.


LOGIN

Login with your existing account.

Forgot Password

CREATE ACCOUNT

Create an account to purchase items.

cover

V/a

Choubi Choubi Vol. 2 - Folk And Pop Sounds Of Iraq

Sublime Frequencies
2XLP $29.75

03/24/2017 613505750020 

 


BACK IN PRINT!!! In 2005, Sublime Frequencies released Choubi Choubi: Folk and Pop Sounds from Iraq, and in the ensuing years it has become one of the most beloved and venerable titles in their catalog. Now almost 10 years later, this highly-anticipated second volume is finally here. Compiler and producer MARK GERGIS has once again put forth a revelatory and poignant collection of Iraq's national folk music. The musical style most prominently focused on in this volume is the infamous Iraqi choubi, (pronounced choe-bee), with its distinct driving rhythm that feature fiddles, double-reed instruments, bass, keyboards, and oud over its signature beat. Choubi is Iraq's version of the regionally popular dabke, another celebratory Levantine folkloric style of rhythm and line dance. What really defines the Iraqi choubi sound are the crisp, rapid-fire machine-gun style percussive rhythms set atop the main beat. To the uninitiated, they sound almost electronic. Sometimes they are, but more often this is the work of the khishba—a unique hand-drum of nomadic origin, which appears across the board in many styles of Iraqi music today, with extensions of it also heard in Syrian and Kuwaiti music. Among other styles featured in this volume are Iraq's legendary brand of mawal—an ornamental vocal improvisation that sets the tone of a song, regardless of the style, and the outstanding Iraqi hecha, with its lumbering and determined rhythm pulsing beneath sad, antagonized vocals. The tracks on this collection were produced during the Saddam era—between the 1980s and early-2000s. Limited edition 2LP set in a heavy gatefold jacket with beautiful artwork and liner notes by Mark Gergis.

Related Items

cover

V/a

Brown Acid - The Fifth Trip
Riding Easy
cover

V/a

Even A Tree Can Shed Tears: Japanese Folk & Rock 1969-1973
Light In The Attic
cover

V/a

Tokyo Flashback
Black Editions
cover

V/a

Don't Sleep: Omutibo From Rural Kenya
Mississippi
cover

V/a

Hillbillies In Hell Vol. 4
Iron Mountain Analogue Research
cover

V/a

(colored Vinyl) Devil Got My Woman - 16 Classic Blues Songs From 1927-1937
Hi Horse
cover

V/a

Where The Mountains Meet The Sky: Folk Music Of Ladakh
Sublime Frequencies
cover

V/a

Ishq Ke Maare: Sufi Songs From Sindh And Punjab, Pakistan
Sublime Frequencies
cover

V/a

Radio Myanmar (burma)
Sublime Frequencies
cover

V/a

Proibidao Cv - Forbidden Gang Funk From Rio De Janeiro
Sublime Frequencies
cover

V/a

Cambodian Cassette Archives: Khmer Folk And Pop Music Vol. 1
Sublime Frequencies
cover

V/a

Music Of Xinjiang: Kazakh And Uyghur Music Of Central Asia
Sublime Frequencies