Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Sessions: The Middle Eastern Influence

There was a time, not too long ago, in which things middle-eastern were celebrated and romanticized in the West.  

Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade celebrates the Persian Queen and storyteller of 1001 Nights

Led Zeppelin's Kashmir is based upon middle-eastern modal tuning and musical patterns common in Moroccan and Middle-Eastern music.

From the serious to the silly...

Kiss Kiss is actually an English cover of a popular Turkish song Simarik by Tarkan Tevetoglu, both versions appear below:


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