Sunday, February 20, 2011

Algerian Music Festival Records

I was utterly delighted to find a rare collection of vinyls while rummaging in the attic today, finally managed to feel grateful for the "mess" upstairs. The collection, titled 3ème festival de musique Andalouse - Alger 1972 contains 8 volumes. The jackets was very dusty but the vinyls were all in good shape.






Each record has a performance by a different country; Egypt, Turkey, Libya to name a few.


Can't wait to get back to the states and hear them.

12 comments:

  1. seriously , OLD IS GOLD ! my friend would flip out for this !

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  2. indeed it is. He/she could probably find some old records on eBay

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  3. Hello,
    I posted last year three (all I have) of the volumes on my blog:
    http://oriental-traditional-music.blogspot.de/
    Look under labels.
    In total there should be 9 volumes. Any chance to share the volumes which I don't have. Would be willing to post them on my blog.
    I'm based in Germany, but partly also in the US.
    Best
    Tawfiq

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  4. Hello Tawfiq, I am in NYC and the records are in Kuwait, but as soon as I go there I can have that done.

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  5. That would be great! My wife is at the moment till end of december in Union City just across from Manhattan.

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  6. I forgot to mention that I bought earlier this year the volumes 7 to 12 of
    2ème Festival Algérien de la Musique Andalouse 1969 and posted them on my blog:
    http://oriental-traditional-music.blogspot.de/

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  7. Dear Collector! Did you ever managed to make mp3s of this series from the 3rd festival? Would be wonderful to hear it! Thanks

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  8. Hello collector - yes, add my voice to the chorus clamoring for the 3rd festival mp3s. You would make a lot of people very happy :)

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  9. I am really sorry, I promise I will get them when I go back this Christmas. But you will have to tell me how to convert it, otherwise I can just live stream it for you both.

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  10. If possible, wave or flac files would be perfect. But if this is too much trouble mp3 with a 320 bitrate would do it too in a satisfying way. Very much looking forward to the files. Though I'm still searching for the original records reguarly I was not able to locate any. The two earlier editions of the festival one can find occasionally.

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  11. Have you managed to record this yet? I'd give you a hand, depending where you are

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  12. You know your projects stand out of the herd. There is something special about them. It seems to me all of them are really brilliant! dan ca

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