Episode #1923

Theme & Variations: Lamma Bada

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The best-known Arabic classical music is likely an ancient Moorish song called "Lamma Bada Yata Thanna," a fascinating piece of music set in the samai rhythm, which is written in 10/8. Its origins can be traced back to the tenth century, and it continues to be a familiar in the Arabic world today. As part of one of New Sounds' Theme & Variations shows, we hear versions by Juan Martin & Alhambra, Radio Tarifa, Hamza El Din, and others.

PROGRAM #1923, Theme & Variations: Lamma Bada (First aired on Thurs., 5/31/01)





Hamza El Din


Mwashah (Lamma Bada) [4:00]

Rykodisc #10103**

Juan Martin

Musica Alhambra

Lamma Bada Yatathena [4:00]

FlamencoVision #FV04** www.flamenco

Radio Tarifa

Rumba Argelina

Lamma Bada [4:00]

Nonesuch/World Circuit #79472** Try (

(Hughes de Courson, et. al.)

Mozart L'Egyptien

Lamma Bada/Symphony No.40 [4:30]

Virgin #71727, French import CD. Available online from Amazon France,

Oren Bloedow & Jennifer Charles

La Mar Enfortunata

Lamma Badah [3:00]

Tzadik #7146**

Ivory Consort

Live, WNYC, 3/10/01

Lamma Bada [3:30]

Not commercially available.

Savina Yannatou


Lama Bada Yatathana [4:30]

Sounds True #00118**. 1-800-333-9183 or

Luis Delgado

El Hechizo De Babilonia

Gibralfaro [5:30]

Intuition/Nuba Negra #1104** Distributed by Alula Records,

Hakki Obadia

Iraqi Jewish and Iraqi Music

Lamma Badah [3:30]

Global Village #147
(212)695-6024 (-6025 fax)
Or e-mail

(Hughes de Courson, et. al.)

Mozart L'Egyptien

Yman Hawa/Thamos Roi D'Egypte [5:00]

See above.

The Music of Islam

Vol. 7 - Al-Andalus, Andalusian Music

Hijasoul, prelude [2:00]

Celestial Harmonies #13147. Part of a 15-volume survey of Islamic music.

Comments [2]

Great music!!
Difficult navigation to find this page re episode 1923. Very happy to have found it. Am buying some of the pieces that you hae identified.

Thank you.

Aug. 21 2010 11:11 PM
rudie from 10013

i love this music! thanx

Aug. 12 2010 11:13 PM

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