Jaafar Hassan – Once A Day

( Iraq , 1978 , Jaafar Hassan Self-Released )

posted on 15 / 03 / 2023

For today, I wanted to share with you “Once A Day” (“ذات ايوم” in Arabic), a splendid deep spiritual Psychedelic Arabic Soul Jazz Folk track, self-recorded & released in 1978 in East Germany by the Iraqi Kurdish political singer, composer and musical arranger Jaffar Hassan (جعفر حسن) – Enjoy !

Jaafar Hassan – Once A Day (Iraq, 1978, Jaafar Hassan Self-Released) / جعفر حسن – ذات ايوم

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/h6f_8hc1q9A

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Munir Bachir – Fouk Ennakhl

( Iraq , 1974 , Pathé Marconi )

posted on 16 / 09 / 2018

Munir Bachir was an Iraqi musician, native of the city of Mossoul.

He began the Aoud (6 strings lute from Iraq) play at 5 years old and became teacher of this instrument at the Musical School of Bagdad at 15 years old.

He militate all his life in favor of the recognition of the Aoud in the Middle East, considering it as a more advanced musical instrument than the mandolin or the sitar.

He toured a lot in Europe (France, Switzerland, Denmark, Germany..)  before going back in Orient in the 70s, and recorded a many albums.

The song I wanted to present you today, “Fouk Ennakhl“, is a perfect crossover of Oriental and Occidental musical influences with sweets melancholic piano and violin parts that remind the recordings of the famous Rahbani Brothers from Lebanon – Enjoy !!

Munir Bachir – Fouk Ennakhl

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/MmXVqqdDfp8

Have a nice Sunday,


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