The first song is a "Longa," which is a style of song brought to the Arab world during the Ottoman Empire. This version is from Zanzibar, on Matona's new CD. Notice that there is "Kidumbak" (Zanzibari wedding music) drumming fused into the song. The second song is primarily a percussion solo in the Egyptian Saidi rhythm. Notice the ending, where the shy photographers run away. That was the talk of the town in Taipei.
|Posted by Tamalyn Dallal on November 14, 2011 at 2:26 AM||3058 Views|