Youahidouni la khanani, by Sett Salima Pasha
Iraq's most famous singer in the mid-20th century, Salima Murad - who took the honorific prefix Sett ("Lady") and suffix Pasha (a Turkish title of respect) - here performs in the Iraqi 'pesta' style, a short vocal piece sung after a 'maqam' improvisation. She is accompanied by violin, hand-drum and either qanun (plucked zither) or santur (hammered dulcimer).
28 Nov 2014
- From the section Magazine