January 5, 2016

Mohammed Wardi – Live in Addis Ababa
Rags Productions 1994

Mohammed Wardi, voorkant

De tijd vliegt, ik herrinner me nog als de dag van gisteren dat deze
disc verscheen. Vanaf de eerste keer dat we hem beluisterde was
het er een die dagen in de speler bleef zitten. Deze muziek heeft
alles, de briljante arabische zangstem van Mohammed samen met
de stevig hypnotiserende tunes maken dit tot een plaat die je steeds
opnieuw opzet. Al versta ik er geen woord van, telkens weer maakt
het me buitengewoon blij als ik ‘m hoor. Kijk eens of ie met jou
hetzelfde doet. Haal binnen en geef door aan je vrienden.
Uit Sudan, Mohammed Wardi, live in Addis Ababa,
het publiek gaat ook uit de bol..


01 – Al nas al giyafa
02 – Qatar al-nada
03 – Zat al shama
04 – Haramt al hub w al raida
05 – Azibni
06 – Shin bitgoul
07 – Ya baladi ya haboub
08 – Tisa ‘tasher sana


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  1. el profe 5 January 2016 at 11:04 - Reply

    hola moos, shall we start learning Dutch ???!!
    this will be a big problem

    • Moos 5 January 2016 at 11:36 - Reply

      Yeah, true el Profe, it’s not an easy language..
      you know, I was getting really tired of my english, always using the same poor range of superlatives.
      It was a necessary step to take..I tried google translator on my Dutch lines and it comes out a bit strange however
      the point made is quite clear, give it a try okay..thanks man..

      • el profe 7 January 2016 at 11:52 - Reply

        ok, you are the boos moos, you do as you want.
        let me tell you however that one of the best things about your blog are the introductions, most of other music blogs don’t have that. they have enabled me to discover so many great music I was not looking for when I frist discovered globalgroovers.
        un saludo

  2. glinka21 6 January 2016 at 04:46 - Reply

    I still remember one slightly surrealistic comedy show of 45 years ago, where they used a satire of the American love for superlatives, calling everything “prima deluxe.”

    Wardi’s new territory for you, isn’t it, Moos? I’ve enjoyed him and a lot of Ethiopian/Sudanese content for the last couple of years, but it’s something of an acquired taste. Even more than Congolese rumbas, what with its mix of American R&B, pentatonic scales, and high-agility ornamentation. Great stuff, though. (Prima deluxe!) Thanks for putting it up!

    • Moos 6 January 2016 at 08:39 - Reply fact it is Glinka, new because I have no comparison. I listened to this one for 21 years though.
      Ethiopian music is more familiar to me than sudanese I must say..

  3. mangue music 6 January 2016 at 15:02 - Reply

    Yo Moos, so got tired of Double Dutch, en doorgestart in de “Single Dutch” versie, gelukkig maar voor ons dat je geen Amharic hebt opgepikt!
    To Triple it up:
    Koszonom szepen, mindig marha jo a zened!!
    Es mikor fogsz feltolteni egy nem afrikai nepzenecket??!!

    • Moos 6 January 2016 at 16:15 - Reply

      No problem, be my guest, to an African country, whenever I get the chance..haha

  4. mangue music 6 January 2016 at 15:14 - Reply

    Bocs, de megegyszer, csak a kommentar utan neztem a videot. Nagyon jo a zene, es jol tancalnak a gyerekek, sajnos a felnottek unalmas tapcsolnak csak egy kicsit.
    Sorry, again, but only after the comments watched the video. Very good music, and good how the children are dancing, unfortunately the adults are dull clapping a little.

    • Moos 6 January 2016 at 16:18 - Reply

      Hongarian is also no problem Mangue, thank you so much..

  5. mangue music 6 January 2016 at 19:28 - Reply

    Hello Moos,

    Me “nog een keer”, in the meantime finally started myself a blog. Will be starting with West-African some K7s from the 90s, and when through those, planning to continue with live and session recordings.
    Added your blog/site to my list, if that’s OK with you.

    • Moos 6 January 2016 at 19:51 - Reply

      ..that’s cool Mangue..

  6. Pete 9 January 2016 at 12:55 - Reply

    Cool record…… many thanks Moos, you are the man!

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