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Rhythm & Melodies
"The late Munir Bashir was known as 'The Emir of the Ud,' famous for his long, Indian raga-influenced improvisations. From an obscure instrument used in accompaniment, barely known outside the Arab world, the ud was to become, in his hands, a vehicle for a mystical or, to use his own expression, a 'metaphysical' musical language. The same phenomenon occurred with Munir Bashir as did Ravi Shankar: the rediscovery of a universal music transcending all frontiers. This previously-unreleased recording dates from the '80s, when Munir Bashir was making regular appearances on BBC TV. Most of what he performs here is Western music -- the theme tunes of famous alms or hit songs of the time."