London, UK – Bedouins of the Middle East (Arc
EUCD1910 ) is a collection of field recordings by Deben Bhattacharya. The recordings
were made in 1955 and 1960 by ethnomusicologist Deben Bhattacharya.
Recorded in Bedouin camps in the desert no-man’s land between Jordan and Iraq. Bedouins of the Middle East details the communal coffee grinding and drinking ritual in the tents after sundown.
The album also includes pictures and an excerpt from Bhattacharya’s journal, plus extensive notes about
music and instruments in four languages.
Bedouins of the Middle East now].