A second form of stick dancing is a line dance Listening Textbook CD Track 7

A second form of stick dancing is a line dance

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A second form of stick dancing is a line dance. Listening: Textbook CD Track 7 “Kan Andi Ghazal”: know context (where could it be performed? In what kind of setting?), instrumentation, iqa, lyrics (what is it about?); other features (call & response) The song translates to “I had a Gazelle”. The song references many cultural ideals like the beloved compared to a gazelle. The gazelle is a symbol of female grace and beauty. He ate my bread and salt is an expression denoting bonding, strong friendship. When two people say we ate bread and salt together they mean that they’ve gone through a lot together and one has supported the other through tough times. The pronoun “he” is addressing to a woman, the masculine pronoun is used in all references to her. It is done to protect the identity and honor of the female. There are religious references like “taking the train at the time of the afternoon prayer” which related to the idea that prayer times are used by people to identify the time of day. Topic 7: Wedding Procession Music (zaffa) Know basic info about the following terms/concepts: Egyptian (Dumyati) Zaffa band (origins; instruments) - egypt. All male zaffa band is a new tradition that begins in the 1970’s when a guide from the city of Damietta, north of Cairo created the big percussion of all male band, brought it in cairo and established it as a common and most popular choice for zaffas in upper class weddings. The new all male zaffa band includes a large percussion section with up to 25 percussionists, brass section (trumpet and trombone) and a sharqiyya mizmar. A bagpipe is included in the new zaffa band, signsals the beginning of the zaffa. Zaffa – wedding procession, the parade leads the bride and groom to the reception hall where the main w) and presentation of the bride and groom (recent). Proclamation is a legal union and familial approval. Historical version, bride as focal point, bride is guarded, noise, residential transfer.
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Mazhar – large tambourines, typically played in Egyptian zaffas Zaghareet – fascinating sound that is commonly heard at weddings and other celebrations in the Middle East. This sound is made almost exclusively by women, can be heard in events of celebration as a signal of excitement and praise. Zaffas during the 1950s (who were the performers involved?, instruments? Dancers?) – females performed in the zaffa bands in the 1950’s. 4 to 6 women would sing and play frame drums while one or more would dance in front of the procession, occasionally dancing along with the bride and groom. Be prepared to identify the following terms/concepts in 4-5 sentences: Zaffa (definition) and Egyptian (Dumyati) Zaffa band (origins; instruments) Listening Textbook CD Track 25 “Mabruk alayk”: know context (where is it be performed? In what kind of setting?), instrumentation, iqa’at (note that there are two iqa’at). Played at a zaffa in a setting of great jubilation. At least one percussion, mizmars with vocals from the band, trombones, trumpets. This is played as the bride and groom enter the reception. The zaffa iqa is the first one (D TK TT D TT -) the other is the saidi iqa played very quickly.
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