World Music

Music inspired by the peoples of Planet Earth.


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Outside Thaat

Total Time: 03:02
Tempo: 120 bpm

Keywords: Indian, raga, sitar, tamboura, tabla, psychedelic

Indian sitar ensemble with plays a short raga, beginning with a slow introduction, then moving into a rhythmic set of variations over a tabla groove.



The Widow's Song

Total Time: 01:50

Keywords: Armenian, duduk, maqam, melancholy, lament

The Armenian Duduk plays a slow, mournful lament over a held drone.



Sher-Freilach

Total Time: 0:58
Tempo: 80 bpm

Keywords: klezmer, brass, freilach, freylech, freylach, jewish, wedding

This short, bouncing Jewish dance recalls the sound of the Eastern European Shtetl at the beginning of the 20th century. L'Chaim!



Bransle Carpati

Total Time: 03:28
Tempo: 150 bpm

Keywords: szgani, gypsie, dance, joy, flamenco, Romanian, Transylvanian, Carpathian, freylech, freilach, freylach

Raw pounding rhythms from the Carpathian mountains, this "gypsie dance" tune is perfarmed on rebec (a kind of violin), lute, ud, guitar, djarbuk and tambourine.



The Thorn Tree

Total Time: 05:26
Tempo: 75 bpm

Keywords: ud, drums, djarbuka, tabla, strings, maqam, groove, middle-eastern.

Downtempo Middle-Eastern groove featuring Turkish Ud and String Section.



Safari

Total Time: 05:38
Tempo: 85 bpm

Keywords: African, Swahili, drums, safari, ngoma, dance, animals, drums, clapping

Nigerian-style folk song in Swahili about going on safari and "dancing among the animals."



Gamelon Dream

Total Time: 02:52

Keywords: Balinese, Gamelon, Flute, Gong

This ambient work for Balinese Gamelon ensemble begins slowly and with frequent rests and stops moves into a fast-paced jam.



Lotus Ambient

Total Time: 03:45
Tempo: 110 bpm

Keywords: ambient, theremin, Chinese, Asian, erhu

Featuring Theremin and vintage Moog synthesizers in an ambient, impressionistic piece that recalls the grace of the Chinese Erhu.


Ka Tu Te

Total Time: 03:22
Tempo: 110 bpm

Keywords: Maori, Maori Language, Hip-Hop, Haka

A Maori-Language hip-hop mix. The chanted lyrics speak of standing fearlessly, proudly, and climbing higher.


Medjool

Total Time: 04:13
Tempo: 135 bpm

Keywords: ud, flute, drums, djarbuka, tabla, maqam, groove, middle-eastern, remix.

Breakbeat remix from middle-eastern style source.

Also listed under The Record Bag



Chai Bedu

Total Time: 03:09
Tempo: 134 bpm

Keywords: ud, strings, drums, djarbuka, tabla, maqam, groove, middle-eastern.

This alternate version of Chai Served Hot from HAMSA features an entirely different performance using a small middle-eastern string section and Egyptian-style percussion.


Also listed under Hamsa Score Library



Ghita Old-Skool

Total Time: 05:00
Tempo: 134 bpm

Keywords: ud, flute, drums, djarbuka, tabla, maqam, groove, strings, kalthoum, middle-eastern.

Ghita is Egyptian-style dance music from the '60s, featuring "oriental style" string arrangements, turkish ud, flute and lots of percussion. This is the original version which was later remixed for HAMSA.


Also listed under Hamsa Score Library



Shekheina Old-Skool

Total Time: 03:46
Tempo: 124 bpm

Keywords: ud, flute, drums, djarbuka, tabla, oboe, maqam, groove, strings, kalthoum, middle-eastern.

Shekheina is Egyptian-style dance music from the '60s, featuring "oriental style" string arrangements, purcussion and a virtuostic Turkish Ud. This is the original version which was later remixed for HAMSA.

Also listed under Hamsa Score Library




All tracks composed, arranged, produced and performed by Carvin Knowles at the Studio Near Fountain and Vine, Hollywood, CA.

All Music Ozone Layer Music (BMI)
Design, layout and text Carvin Knowles.
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