Entries by Moneer Cherie

Oldest Assyrian Gramophone records from Iraq

Compiled & Written by Moneer Cherie* The earliest Assyrian Gramophone (shellac) records in Middle East were released in Iraq, this was during the time when international record companies were working and producing records for different nationalities and in different languages. The two main companies were the British “His Master’s Voice” and The American “Columbia” Labels, […]

Early Assyrian Music Records from Iran

Compiled & Written by Moneer Cherie During the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, or better known as the Shah of Iran, Assyrian music flourished in that country. He was secular, a pro-modernization and pro-secularization. He reigned from 1941 to 1979. In this presentation I will be showcasing some of the most iconic records released during […]

Evin Agassi and his early Music Record Singles آقاسی

Compiled and Written by Moneer Cherie  – Moderator at Qeenatha.com This is an introduction to Evin Agassi’s earliest known single records, starting from his Farsi records to early Assyrian records, According to the information that I gathered, Evin Agassi begun singing in Farsi as early as 1959 in his birth place, the city of Kermanshah […]

جميل بشير وتاريخ الاسطوانات الموسيقية الاشورية في العراق

من الشركات العراقية الاولى التي أصدرت اسطوانات باللغة الاشورية كانت شركة تملكها عائلة (بشير), وهي عائلة موسيقية عريقة, كان جد العائله السيد عزيز جورجيس قساً في الكنيسة الأرثوذكسية السريانية, اما ابنه بشير عزيز فكان شماساً في الكنيسة وكان ايضاً عازفاً على الة العود وصانعاً محترفاً لالة العود, اما ابنائه منير بشير (١٩٣٠-١٩٩٧) وجميل بشير ( […]

Next year Modern Assyrian music will celebrate the 100 years of its birth.

I wrote this article in Arabic which was published on Ankawa.com but I also wrote it in English for the non-Arabic readers (below): http://www.ankawa.com/forum/index.php?topic=821506.0 Next year Modern Assyrian music will celebrate the 100 years of its birth.A century of Assyrian music, a journey that included the good and the ugly, and not having our own […]

اترا…البوم غنائي جديد للمطرب چارلس توما

قيناثا.كوم – استراليا – فنون: أنتهى الفنان چارلس توما، مؤخرا،ً من اصدار البومه الغنائي الجديد والسادس في استراليا، الالبوم يحمل عنوان “اترا – وطن” ويضم ٨ اغاني جديدة. شارك في انتاج اغاني الالبوم عدد من الفنانيين والموسيقيين امثال ريمون عبديشو وداود سامو. وكلمات للشاعر يوسف منِشه والشماس سركون ميشو والبرت اوراهم واغنية قديمة لبترس بيكزاده. […]

Aziz Michael passed away

With deep sorrow we received the sad news of the sudden passing of a great Assyrian singer Aziz Michael after suffering a heart attack. May God rest his soul in peace. We will miss him but his good memoires and Music will always stay with us and his fans

Author Abboud Zeitoune from Germany

  Author Abboud Zeitoune from Germany, has released his second discography book on modern Assyrian music, which includes a compilation CD of 52 selected tracks showcasing music heritage of our people from different periods and styles, Pre-order your copy of the book from the author’s site. More info coming soon…