Monday’s Music Moves Me: Maneli Jamal

Another Freebie Monday gives me an opportunity to introduce another guitarist I found at first on Instagram, which pointed me to his YouTube page and his Spotify stream. According to his biography on his website, Maneli Jamal has lived in Iran, Belarus, Germany, the US, and Canada, and moved twenty times by the time he was 18. He’s recorded seven albums since 2006, and won numerous awards, which can all be seen on the biography page.

I kept the song samples down to six and included an interview he did with from 2011, where he talks about having taken some time off to deal with tendinitis in his right hand from playing hours at a time and plays a couple of songs.

  1. “Kora” from his Singles album.
  2. “Running Fox Trail” from his as yet unreleased album Waves of Lake Orta, due out later this year.
  3. “A Boy’s Echo” from his 2016 release The Mardom Movement.
  4. “Nine Year Residence” from 2012’s The Lamaj Movement.
  5. “Homespun” also from The Lamaj Movement.
  6. “Movement I: Norym” from 2009’s The Ziur Movement.
  7. The interview with Jeff from Maneli plays “The Ceremony” (which so far hasn’t appeared on an album) and one other song I don’t recognize.

I hope you’ve enjoyed Maneli Jamal!

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10 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Maneli Jamal

  1. Thank you for the introduction to Maneli Jamal….he’s a new-to-me artist, but his music and playing are quite hypnotic.


  2. My late father in law was a musician. He played several instruments, including guitar (he also taught guitar to make “extra” money). He tried to teach guitar to my husband, who never inherited the musical talent (actually, only one of four children ended up playing an instrument). Every Sunday morning he would play his keyboard for relaxation. As a child, I was not given any music lessons and I’ve always been fascinated by those who can play the guitar. I loved watching Jamal’s fingers as he did his chord changes. I did find the music a bit repetitious after a while but – this man has talent!


  3. Well, that gentleman is very good, and yes it is a good find, but I found a better one and I married him. Dave plays his acoustic all the time especially when he gets bored with TV & that’s most of the time. He loves playing his acoustic to calm his nerves and he plays his electric one to practice to say the least. Yes, I do have a house full of music and I wouldn’t have it any other way.


  4. John,

    I’ve been listening to your playlist while catching up with commenters on my blog and making blog visitations. This is really beatuiful mewsic. I love the sound of an acoustic guitar. This guy is really easy on the ears and a total enjoyment to start the week off. Today’s post is a hodgepodge of posts with 4M, Sparks, A2Z, & BoTB. Have a tunetastic week and thanks for dancing with the 4M gang, my friend!

    Curious as a Cathy
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    1. Like I said, there’s plenty more where that came from. I think he’s put all his music out on YouTube as well as on Spotify. I’m thinking of buying a flash drive with all of it on there just to support him. He’s really excellent!


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