Various Artists

Archives of Turkish Music, Vol. 1

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Here are sounds from the living past: a lively and very local style as fresh now as it was when these early-1900s 78s were made. Faster than Turkish music of the past (and today, for that matter), and played without drums, it has a invigorating and far from archival feeling -- from crisp songs for voice and ud to small ensembles with a joie de vivre sometimes lacking in more modern Turkish recordings.

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