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    ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Does anyone have any good sources for Iraqi Kawliya music, online or otherwise?

    I am looking for the song 'Omak ala Al-beer' by Ali Johar first but I would also like to find soemthing more traditional.

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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    I don't know much Iraqi Kawliya music, but what I have heard of it is awesome so I will be following this thread.

    There is of course Ala Saad, and the famous song Al Tofaha but I think you probably already know.
    Al Tofaha:


    Al Portakala:


    The related videos have a ton of other fun songs. If anyone can recommend a resource for buying Ala Saad's music, that would be greatly appreciated.


    I also really like this Myriam Fares song:

    Myriam Fares is Lebanese so I don't know how accurate her Iraqi accent sounds to someone who is Iraqi, but the song sounds great to me.


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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    maqam.com has a ton available for download
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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Quote Originally Posted by sabrinabellydancer View Post
    maqam.com has a ton available for download
    Sabrina can you tell me how to download from their site? Is it in the mp3s? I can't find it.

    Thanks.


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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Quote Originally Posted by SamanthaFortunata View Post
    Does anyone have any good sources for Iraqi Kawliya music, online or otherwise?

    I am looking for the song 'Omak ala Al-beer' by Ali Johar first but I would also like to find soemthing more traditional.

    Thanks!
    There are lots of illegal (bootleg) sources for Iraqi music online, but most of them are in Arabic. For this particular song, you'd need the search term for his name (علي جوهر) and the title (امك علي البير). If you've tried contacting vendors like Maqam and Rashid and they can't help you, you'd probably be looking at finding a brick-and-mortar store that caters to an Iraqi population. I don't listen to a lot of Iraqi music myself, but I sort of get the impression that the market is something like 90% Kazim, 8% Majid al-Mohandes, and 2% everybody else, unless you're dealing with a huge store or a personal interest in Iraqi music on the part of the proprietor.

    As far as I can tell online, Ziryab Music Town in Dearborn, Michigan is still in business, and I believe he's Iraqi. For a long shot, you could try contacting him, or his competitor down the street, Mr. Video. I don't know the ethnicity of Mr. Video's owner, but they're the biggest media store in Dearborn.


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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    I'll keep you informed of what I find Yameyameyame!


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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Quote Originally Posted by Tourbeau View Post
    There are lots of illegal (bootleg) sources for Iraqi music online, but most of them are in Arabic. For this particular song, you'd need the search term for his name (علي جوهر) and the title (امك علي البير). If you've tried contacting vendors like Maqam and Rashid and they can't help you, you'd probably be looking at finding a brick-and-mortar store that caters to an Iraqi population. I don't listen to a lot of Iraqi music myself, but I sort of get the impression that the market is something like 90% Kazim, 8% Majid al-Mohandes, and 2% everybody else, unless you're dealing with a huge store or a personal interest in Iraqi music on the part of the proprietor.

    As far as I can tell online, Ziryab Music Town in Dearborn, Michigan is still in business, and I believe he's Iraqi. For a long shot, you could try contacting him, or his competitor down the street, Mr. Video. I don't know the ethnicity of Mr. Video's owner, but they're the biggest media store in Dearborn.
    Thanks Tourbeau, you always have lots of insight! Of all the musics I have looked for Iraqi has been the most difficult to find at least in my area. I'll go shopping on my next trip to Michigan.


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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    how do you up load music here? i will share a song. of an awsome woman Iraqi singer but in the mean time i really like this song.http://youtu.be/9ip3etPxHDg by alaa saad
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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Quote Originally Posted by PrincessNadirah View Post
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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Quote Originally Posted by yameyameyame View Post
    I don't know much Iraqi Kawliya music, but what I have heard of it is awesome so I will be following this thread.

    There is of course Ala Saad, and the famous song Al Tofaha but I think you probably already know.
    Al Tofaha:


    Al Portakala:


    The related videos have a ton of other fun songs. If anyone can recommend a resource for buying Ala Saad's music, that would be greatly appreciated.


    I also really like this Myriam Fares song:

    Myriam Fares is Lebanese so I don't know how accurate her Iraqi accent sounds to someone who is Iraqi, but the song sounds great to me.
    he is on itunes


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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Thanks, Princess nadirah! I usually get my music from Amazon but didn't find him there. Happily downloading from iTunes now!
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    Re: ISO Iraqi (Kawliya) music

    Quote Originally Posted by bintbeled View Post
    Thanks, Princess nadirah! I usually get my music from Amazon but didn't find him there. Happily downloading from iTunes now!
    the song is on layali iraqia on itunes.


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