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Love Songs for Humanity

by Voices of Afghanistan

Voices of Afghanistan an ensemble of superb singers & musicians from Central Asia featuring legendary Afghan songstress Ustad Farida Mahwash, Afghan rubab maestro Homayoun Sakhi, percussion master Abbos Kosimov, guest artist Angelique Kidjo, and more.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Deedum Negari Khud-Ra (I Saw My Beloved)
7:41 $0.99
2. Yaar-E Jaani (My Soul Mate)
5:49 $0.99
3. Dil Az Tangee (The Heart Succumbs to the Loneliness of Time)
5:11 $0.99
4. Maida Maida (Her Quail-Like Step)
5:07 $0.99
5. Sarw-E Nayistan (The Height of Elegance)
5:27 $0.99
6. Solo Rubab Alap
2:09 $0.99
7. Bekhanom Meslay Bolbol (I Will Sing Like a Nightingale)
4:12 $0.99
8. Herati
5:46 $0.99
9. Zim Zim (Come Come)
4:26 $0.99
10. Bebe Sanam Janem (O the Idol of My Soul)
6:21 $0.99
11. Pe Toru Stergo (Lost in Your Black Eyes)
4:34 $0.99
12. Deedan (A Romantic Rendezvous )
5:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Voices of Afghanistan is an ensemble of superb singers & musicians from Central Asia featuring legendary Afghan songstress Ustad Farida Mahwash, renowned Afghan composer and rubab maestro of his generation Homayoun Sakhi & the Sakhi Ensemble. This collection of songs is dedicated to all the artists, musicians and poets whose words and music illuminated dark days and brought hope and peace to millions of listeners.

"Love Songs for Humanity" is a rich selection of 12 tracks -- 8 vocal and 4 instrumental -- covering this remarkable ensemble's diverse range of folkloric and classical music. This recording augments the core, 6-piece ensemble with well-chosen guests. A soaring rendition of Rumi's poem “Deedam Negar-i Khud-ra” opens the album with praise for a player of the rubab.

“His sparkling plectrum set ablaze all hearts with blissful chants in rapturous ecstasy. Rumi could have been talking about Homayoun Sakhi, whose masterful rubab playing does just that throughout this recording. And Mahwash’s iconic voice finds an unexpected complement with the also iconic voice of African diva Angelique Kidjo and golden, high-pitched voice of Algerian Rai Singer Cheb Yassin. Here and on other tracks, robust strings, melodic guitar hooks, and soaring vocals support add depth and texture to the most ambitious modern recording of Afghan music available. "
Banning Eyre -- NPR -- Aramco, Afropop

Voices of Afghanistan
Ustad Farida Mahwash, lead vocals
Homayoun Sakhi, vocals, rubab, tambur, ghichak
Khalil Ragheb, harmonium, vocals
Pervez Sakhi, tula (flute)
Abbos Kosimov - Uzbekistan doyra/percussions
Ezmarai Aref, Afghan tablas/percussion

Special Guest Angelique Kidjo, Cheb Yassin, The Clinton Quartet, Layth Sadiq, Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb.

Co-Executive Producers: Sam Nappi & Dawn Elder
Co-Music Producers: Sam Nappi & Dawn Elder
Label: World Harmony Studios/DE Music
Music Publisher: DE Music/BMI
Tracking/Mixing Engineer: Patrick MacDougall
Mastering Engineer: Robert Hadley, Mastering Lab



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