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THE WORLD MUSIC GROUP ANATOLIA
Traditional Turkish and Arabic Music
Performed on Authentic Instruments

"ANATOLIA expertly explores the traditions of Turkey and the Arab world."-The Boston Globe

Founded in 1994 and directed by Edward J. Hines, ANATOLIA is dedicated to the preservation of folk, classical and dance music traditions of the Middle East. The musicians of ANATOLIA strive to bring a new understanding of Middle Eastern cultures to Western audiences, while celebrating music and dance traditions its members have known since childhood.

Based in western Massachusetts, ANATOLIA's love and dedication to Middle Eastern music has earned them wide acclaim from both ethnomusicologists and audiences at sold-out performances. The musicians of ANATOLIA perform on authentic Middle Eastern folk music instruments including kanun (zither), baglama (long neck lute, also known as saz), divan sazi (large baglama), ud (short neck lute, also known as oud), klarnet (clarinet), keman (violin), nay (end blown flute, also known as ney), bandir (also known as deff), riqq (tambourine), mazhar (large tambourine), darbuka (dumbek), tabla, zills (finger cymbals) and vocals. ANATOLIA's first CD Folk Songs and Dance Music of Turkey and the Arab World was released in 1996. Lost Songs of Palestine was released in February, 2001. Middle Eastern Songs and Dances for Children and the music video Ali Baba's Farm were released in 2005.
Lost Songs of Palestine CD

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Middle Eastern Songs and Dances for Children CD

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Folk Songs and Dance Music
of Turkey and the Arab World CD

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Ali Baba's Farm Video DVD

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