Sweet Nomad Girl


Catalogue No: MWD 73601
EAN/UPC: 5060054460231
Artists: , ,
Release Date: June 2004
Periods: ,
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 62:08

The music on this album is rooted in the music of Herat, Afghanistan, which both Veronica and John studied in the 1970s. Abdul grew up in Herat and has performed this music throughout his career, so he knows it intimately. The music captures an era of peace and normality, seen by many Afghans as a “golden age” before the recent turmoil, upheaval and war.

Track Listing

traditional Afghan songs:

  1. Nasar Jan / Aushari (6:48)
  2. Naghmeh Bajekhaneh (4:56)
  3. Sefid Kheimeh (4:05)
  4. Bada Bada (2:59)
  5. Shishkebab (2:55)
  6. Shah Koko Jan / Uzbeki (6:13)
  7. Gol-e Bikhar (4:02)
  8. Siahmu wa Jalali (4:58)
  9. Gol-e Zard (7:03)
  10. Shirin Dokhtar-e maldar (8:50)
  11. Jam-e narenji (5:02)
  12. Wa wa Leili (4:15)


BBC Music Magazine

Baily’s fingerwork – on dutars of different kinds – is superb, and they’ve roped in Abdul Wahab Madadi, a Herati singer who really is the biz. The lyrics are drenched in youthful sensuality and the melodies have great charm. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

” —Michael Church

… beautiful album of folk songs from Herat in Afghanistan. Their… restrained and refined versions stand up to repeated listening and hearing these exquisite performances you can understand why Baily and Doubleday have become honorary Afghans at concerts around the world.

” —Simon Broughton