Moradi, Ali Akbar / Goblet Of Eternal Light
Album: Goblet Of Eternal Light   Collection:World
Artist:Moradi, Ali Akbar   Added:Apr 2012
Label:Traditional Crossroads  

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Add Date: 2013-02-02 Pull Date: 2013-04-07 Charts: Reggae/World
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Recent Airplay
1. Dec 08, 2016: Melange
The Desire Of Union
4. Apr 04, 2013: The Sunset Life
2. Apr 13, 2013: Music Casserole
5. Mar 23, 2013: Music Casserole
The Remainder Allah Waisy
3. Apr 04, 2013: The Sunset Life
6. Mar 14, 2013: The Sunset Life
The Remainder Allah Waisy

Album Review
Abu Ramses
Reviewed 2013-01-28
Moradi, Ali Akbar & Bahar Movahed, “Goblet of Eternal Light”
(Traditional Crossroads, 2012) ALL TRACKS FCC CLEAN Reviewed by Abu Ramses

New versions of traditional Iranian-Kurdish music from the Kermanshah area composed by tanbur (long-neck fretted lute) virtuoso Ali Akbar Moradi. Vocalist & multi-instrumentalist Bahar Movahed was trained in Persian classical music, which blends Arab improvisation and hypnotic Indian drones & rhythms. She returned to her Kurdish roots & studied with Moradi. The album offers new versions of songs in several Kurdish dialects sung by Movahed in a controlled, precise style leaning to the Arab element. She now lives in Los Angeles (Iran-geles), & practices dentistry. All worth a play. English translations in the CD booklet.

**1. The Desire of Union – Tanbur intro, then vocal solo & chorus; “The flood water of the interior has uprooted the soul and stolen the hoard of patience.” Lyrics by Mowlavi-e Kurd, the Kurdish counterpart to Rumi - 6:45
***2. Autumn – Intricate tanbur intro, then plaintive vocal solo - 6:16
**3. Goblet of Eternal Light - folksong from Iraqi Kurdistan; big tar; more Indian sound; solo & chorus - 6:28
4. The Song of Allah Waisey – Slow solo vocal; another poem of Mowlavi-e Kurd telling the dervish that it’s time to get the party started - 5:40
5. Goblet of Wine - New arrangement of poem by Sayyed Saleh Kermanshahi about lovesickness; steely, stately, minor-key intensity - 8:09
6. The Remainder Allah Waisy - 3:07
***7. Beloved – Mamoosta Naali poem; big instrumental intro; solo vocal lets it rip; rhythm rarely used in Kurdish music - 5:48

Track Listing
1. The Desire Of Union   4. The Song Of Allah Waisy
2. Autumn   5. Goblet Of Wine
3. Goblet Of Eternal Light   6. The Remainder Allah Waisy
  7. Beloved