Performers: Mahmud Faris, Rabi' ash-Shahir, Ahmad Kabbari, 'Ali Muhsin, Mahmud Hamadiyih, Muhammad Hamadiyih (voices); 'Abd al-Basit Bakkar, Rafwan 'Abd al-Qadir, Khalid Budaqah (violins); 'Abd ar-Rahim 'Ajin ('ud), Yusif Salim (qanun), Jamal Shamiyih (riqq), 'Abd al-Qadir Shamiyih (darabukkah)
Playing time: 75'
Recording date: April 1996 (Aleppo, Syria)
The "muwashshaha" is essentially a poetic-improvisatory vocal genre, with origins in medieval Spain. This is a very "Arabic" performance, concentrating primarily on styles outlined in medieval Spanish texts, but continued in present day Syria.
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