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Ya Watani—Syria, Dabke, Druzes_edit

Ya Watani—Syria, Dabke, Druzes_edit

About the show

Playing tracks by

Samih Choukeir, Ali El Deek, Boshra AlSaadi, Omar Souleyman, Mohamed Al Ali and more.

This month, Luaka Bop introduces us to Boshra AlSaadi, who, along with her mother Roada in Brooklyn and her Aunt Salwa in Damascus, curate May DB Radio.

The mix starts with a number of recent dabke jams, and then travels back in time, presenting some singers of the 1940’s and 1950’s who hail from the Jabal Al-Druze (Mountains of the Druzes). At the end of the playlist, you can learn more about their favorite songs in an interview between mother and daughter recorded at Roada’s home in Bay Ridge. The pair discuss the history of dabke, popular subjects in Syrian music, and the intrigue surrounding famed starlet Asmahan.

*Special thanks to Salwa AlSaleh, Rami AlSaleh, Kinan Azmeh, Will Crofoot, and especially to Roada AlSaadi!*

Comments

murficles
murficles

Love this one. Vaguely reminiscent of 'Regiment' on 'Bush of Ghosts' ...

fitz5000
fitz5000

Awesome Mix, really great

Wahl
Wahl

Thank you so much for this mix, got nostalgic and transported me back to when I was a kid. I love the dabke!

ces121
ces121

Tracklisting? I know it's a long shot! Awesome whatever it's called!

Eliud Aleman Aleman

Amazing!!

Disa Fink
Disa Fink

Thoroughly enjoyed this!

noiseyone
noiseyone

Where can I find the track listings?

buba bistrot exotique

treasure!

Alexander Frey

enjoyed it very much

Happy Price

AWESOME!!!