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World Music

International Mash-ups

Many of my recent tunes combine instruments from a wide variety of diverse cultures. Is it world music? That's an ambiguous term too often used as a catch-all for hard-to-categorize music. For lack of a better label, I 've grouped these selections as "International Mash-Ups" — Welcome to a simpler way to navigate to a few multi-cultural music selections on my site...

Wadi Warriors

Wadi Warriors

Arabic
Picture the great Arabic armies relentlessly pushing across the vast expanse of the Sahara and Arabian deserts during the rapid rise of Islam (known as the Rashidun Caliphate).

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Harem Dancer

Harem Dance

Oud, Kanun, Zurna and Darbuka
Imagine a curvaceous ornately decorated belly dancer slithering to this music...

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Deep Thoughts

A Quiet Mind

Tabla (India) and Sasando (Indonesia)
Considering the meditative mood of the piece and the southeast Asian instrument sounds used, it seemed fitting to subtitle it as a Chakra...

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Dharma

Dharma

Sitar, Tanpura, Tabla, Finger Cymbals and Ocarina
Although it's a bit hypnotic and drone-like and the instrumentation is primarily Indian; the harmony and chord progressions are more typical of Western Jazz.

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Curiosuty

Crosswinds

Tabla, Quena and Santur
India, Iran and the Andes - definitely an unique cross cultural mix...

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Gypsy

Gypsy Enchantment

Indonesian Sasanado, Brazilian Pandeiro and Trombones!
A seductive sensuous combination of exotic instruments and a tango-like groove over blues chord changes...

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Restless

Restless

Cak (Indonesian), Saz (Turkish) and Shakahuchi (Japanese)
Music set in motion around the world - hop on for a joyous ride...

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Basari Blues

Bansuri Blues

Basuri, Veena, and Tabla
Instruments from India playing typical "Western" tonal music. The entire ensemble sounds are from the Casio PX-S3000.

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Suling

Taʼāzara

Suling (Indonesian Flute) and Oud (Arabic Lute)
The suling is a musical instrument of the Sundanese people in western Java, Indonesia.

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