Various Artists

Kurdish Music [Barenreiter Musicaphon]

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Ethnically and culturally united though they are, the Kurds of the mountainous region that is split between Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and the Soviet Union are also a part of the great Islamic Middle Eastern cultural block. The music here -- all superbly performed -- includes flute solos and duets (the Kurds, a pastoral mountain people, have no stringed instruments) and songs epic and romantic, as well as a Soviet Kurdish dance piece.