Assyrian Music has started to make a turn for the better.
How many times have you wanted to listen to Assyrian music but have told yourself, I really don’t want to hear the same old Assyrian rhythm with the irritating horn and that overpowering drum, with the lyrics of someone walking up a mountain killing a bear with his rifle.
Does that Assyrian music have it’s time and place?
Yes I believe it does.
Do I still listen to that kind of Assyrian Music?
Yes I do
Do you remember the times when you used to go to an Assyrian weddings and the band used to consist of a real drummer, bass player, guitar player, real percussion player, 2 keyboard players and possibly even a saxophone?
Now I realise that the bands are getting smaller and louder.
To all the 2 – 3 piece Assyrian bands out there: Turn it down PLEASE, my ears are still ringing! 🙂
No it doesn’t sound better when it’s louder and no, people don’t shake their shoulder more. By the way that was a joke.
In this podcast we interview creative Assyrian Musician from the band Azadoota Robin Zarwanda.
Would you like to see an Assyrian band that has 3 piece horn section, bongoes, timbales, bass guitar, solid drums, guitar with awesome patriotic Assyrian lyrics, playing funky, afro cuban, brazilian with a twist of salsa?
Then look no further because Azadoota will get you excited and once again enjoy listening to Assyrian music. Youtube has been a great place for Robin to get his name and band out there and he has been quite savvy when it comes to getting his music out there over the internet.
How does Azadoota create awareness through their Assyrian music?
Robin has been doing his activism in another way and the thing is, he just does it without even realising. He has such a passion and love for Assyrians that he will go to extremes to educate people not only Assyrians but other nationalities on Assyrians, Assyrian music and other Assyrian cultures.
In one instance he was on a television segment showing the public how to cook Shirwa ooRizza. Although I couldn’t find the footage but here’s the blog written by Adelaide Independent News, http://indaily.com.au/food-and-wine/2014/02/25/taste-world-shirwa-oorizza-lamb-stew/