Recommend Me Some Good Eastern Music.

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  1. markom89

    markom89 Senior Member

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    Inspired by the "Recommend Me Some Good Acoustic Music" thread :)
    You guys did such a great job recommending me artists in that genre, that I thought I'd venture off and make this thread.
    I've *always* loved Eastern music. I say Eastern because I love it all, from the traditional Indian and Chinese stuff to the Middle Eastern stuff.

    I'd really like to get more into these musical styles as I'm just fascinated by them.

    Please recommend me some artists/groups to look into.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Neill

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    on the guitar side of things erkan ogur and debashish bhattacharya spring immediately to mind.
     
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    Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is great
     
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    Morlam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQQCHj_z8Ss

    Dig that clean strat tone over a minor key!

    Hyper-reggae tempo starts 1/3 way in ...after the singers have tried sufficiently to bewitch you ;) ... true Issan music, from Thailand's Northeast. I spent many any evening listening to it over yummy food at karaoke restaurants in Bangkok for 5 years...

    I really like this type of music; singing on a scale from India mixed with a uniquely Thai/Khmer rhythm producing enchanting, dancable music. Kind of timeless-sounding... great while feasting/drinking sumptuous Thai food... yet rarely featured in world music collections...
     
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    +1.

    "MAHIMA: Debashish Bhattacharya and Bob Brozman" is a nice collaboration blending East/West.

    "Water Down the Ganges" by Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas is another nice collaboration. Not totally traditional Eastern stuff, but cool nonetheless.

    "Taqasim: Improvisation in Arab Music" by Ali Jihad Racy and Simon Shaheen has some excellent buzuq and ud playing. Middle Eastern rather than Eastern.

    Of course anything by Ravi Shankar for an introduction to the sitar.
     
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    Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

    Ali Akbar Kahn is great as well.
     
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    x10000

    He is a great one to start with, especially the CD he did with Ry Cooder. Beautiful tone and playing, very inspiring....
     
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    John McLaughlin's Shakti and Remember Shakti projects are fantastic.

    North Indian and South India have two different traditions, both great and deep.

    Eastern Europe has excellent music, too- the Bulgarian Women's Choir a great influence on Jeff Beck...

    Further East, Nusrat Fateh Alik Khan (RIP) of Pakistan- wow!
     
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    It's not about one particular group, but I watched a documentary a while back called

    Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul

    about the contemporary music scene in Turkey and really enjoyed it.

    From the Netflix blurb:

    "Blending the sounds of East and West, Turkey's music encompasses more than just Kurdish dirges and Romany instrumentals, as filmmaker Fatih Akin aptly documents. The country's sonic tableau also includes rap, hip-hop, punk rock and a host of other genres. With German bassist Alexander Hacke as guide, the eye-opening film moves from region to region, capturing everything from neopsychedelic rockers Baba Zulu to street performers Siyasiyabend."

    I liked it enough to watch it again sometime.

    I also got hooked on Qin music after watching Jet Li's "Hero".

    There's a bit of it on teh Interweb....
     
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    I like this one too

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    Get up before sunrise tomorow and blast Ted Nugent "Stranglehold" while watching the rising sun. Enjoy a cup of coffee while facing east.
    Oh!..
    You meant Eastern Music!
     
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    Marko,
    Check out Udi Hrant Kenkulian (1901–August 29, 1978), often referred to as Udi Hrant ("oud-player Hrant") or as Hrant Emre ("Hrant of the soul"). An oud player of Turkish classical music, and a key transitional figure in its transformation into a contemporary popular music.

    This guy had some chops. Beautiful, beautiful oud music.
     
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