Maqam: definition; how is it created? (7 notes out of the 24 notes of the Middle Eastern notes within the octave) Listening: “Aah W Noss”: singer’s name; iqa; texture
WEEK 5 Topics: Wedding music from Upper Egypt Wedding Procession Music (zaffa) Know basic info about the following terms/concepts (essentially, know what they mean): Shabka dowry Halal / Haram “Eating bread and salt” Tabl baladi Upper Egypt – the Said Saidi mizmar Henna Circular breathing Egyptian (Dumyati) Zaffa band (origins; instruments) Zaffa (definition, function) Saidi tipping ritual Mazhar (oversized riqq) Zaghareet Zaffas during the 1950s (who performed? What kind of instruments?) Be prepared to identify the following terms/concepts in 4-5 sentences: Saidi mizmar ensemble: instrumentation and roles/hierarchies “Kan andi ghazal” song: discuss/elaborate on 4 folk, cultural or religious references of the song lyrics (for instance reference to henna, prayer time, gazelle, etc) Male Stick dances (talk about where there are performed, dance movements, musical instruments accompanying the dancing, stick and male identity) 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?) 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).