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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Abdel Basit Abdes-Samad recordings (Qur'anic Chant), Undated
- Abdes-Samad, Abdel Basit
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Abdel Basit Abdes-Samad recordings (Qur'anic Chant)
- 1 items : EC - 1 reel (7 1/2 ips, 2 tr. stereo, 7"); 1 WAV file (48 kHz, 24-bit); Duration: 00:41:10
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- Copy of commercial recordings.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Access is restricted.
- English, Arabic
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Abdul-Basit 'Abdel-Samad (1927-1988) was a qāriʾ from Armant, Egypt. As a qāriʾ, he job was to publicly recite the Quran in a melodious manner following a set of rules. 'Abdel-Samad was one of the first qāriʾ to create commercial recordings of his recitations. He was known for his breath control and unique tone which earned him the nicknames "Golden Throat" and "Voice of Heaven".
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
EC analog reel digitized 10/2016 (48 kHz, 24-bit) - 69-12.1.wav (40:35).
Tape noise noted at beginning of recording.
Notes on original archive entry: Information: dubbed from Sono Cairo FRD 166 1.Surat-l-m'arej; Surat-Nuh (Noah; 2.Surat-l-Qalam (The Pen) verse 34 to end; Surat-l-Haqa
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
1 audiotape : Audio Reel
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East