Daoud & Saleh Al-Kuwaity – Their Star Shall Never Fade (Magda MGD054, 2006)
This double CD is a collection of rare recordings by masters of Iraqi music. The recordings were restored and remastered by the descendants of the two musicians, who live in Israel.
The brothers Saleh (1908-1986) and Daoud (1910-1976) Al-Kuwaity are two of the greatest musicians and performers in the history of Iraqi music. During seventy years of creativity, they have written, composed and played with the biggest Arab singers and musicians, such as Salima Mourad, Um Kulthum and Muhammad Abed-el Wahab.
The brothers were King Faisal’s favorite entertainers, performing for him and composing music for various formal events -the highlight being a piece composed by Saleh for the King’s coronation
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.