Know basic info about the following terms/concepts (essentially, know what they mean): “Kan andi ghazal”: one in search of his beloved Halal / Haram: Permitted/lawful by Islamic Law/ anything prohibited by Islamic Law
Gazelle: “Eating bread and salt”: meaning that two friends have been through a lot together and they have supported each other through tough times Tabl baladi: large double headed bass drum played in folk music Upper Egypt – the Said : saidi people tend to be more culturally conservative Saidi mizmar: DOUBLE REED AEROPHONE most important instrument in wedding music Saidi mizmar ensemble: instrumentation and roles/hierarchies: the ensemble has 2-3 mizmars Saidi stick dances: highly valued aspect of male culture; men have their own sticks typically passed down from their fathers; mizmar players will extend moments in their music at wedding to allow for male stick dancing; stick and food movements are slow and graceful Henna: symbol of good luck, enhances fertility, protects against the evil eye Circular breathing: relates to the mizmar drone; creating an uninterrupted sound Egyptian (Dumyati) Zaffa band (origins; instruments): new tradition guide from the city of Damietta, north of Cairo, created teh big percussion all male band, brought it in Cairo and established it as a common and most popular choice for zaffas in upper class -large percussion (up to 25) -brass section (trumpet and trombone) -sharqiyya mizmar -bagpipe Zaffa (definition, function): wedding procession: leads the bride and groom in a parade to the reception hall of the main wedding party; beating drums and singing wedding songs Zaghareet: a sound woman make in celebration or praise; high pitched loud volume trill; to express excitement, delight, encouragement
Zaffas during the 1950s (who performed? What kind of instruments?): bagpipes signify the start of the zaffa; introduction of the belly dancer Written part: Zaffa: definition, function, Egyptian (Dumyati) Zaffa band. Listening: Textbook CD Track 7 “Kan Andi Ghazal”: know context (where is it be performed? In what kind of setting?), instruments, iqa (be able to recognize it when listening to the track – choose from a list of D and T structures), lyrics (what is it about?) Textbook CD Track 25 “Mabruk alayk”: know context (where is it be performed? In what kind of setting?), instruments, be able to recognize the iqa’at when listening (note that there are two iqa’at).
- Fall '19