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].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.