Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Muhammad Hassan - Musical Journey Compiled by the poet Fadl al-Mabrouk Volume 2 (Music from Gaddafi's Libya)
Ola good people!
Here we have another of the wonderful treasures provided by Joachim for our entertainment, education and listening pleasure.
The music on this tape has been beautifully preserved, the tape is in great condition and the sound is fantastic so all you lovers of Arabic and North African music are in for a real treat.
Mohamed Hassan, was one of the few musicians approved for general consumption by Colonel Gaddafi's regime following his ascension to power in the late 1970s. Hassan composed muscular, nationalist songs whose soaring strings and mournful vocals sound heavy, martial - proud, stubborn and warlike - a hymn to, and invocation of, worldly power.
You can read a bit about Mohammed Hassan, and modern Libyan music if you like:
Libya's Revolution Sparks a New Age of Music
It (was) oh so quiet: The Music of Libya
Get it HERE.