Arab music video examples
Sabah Fakhri (b. 1933, Aleppo, Syria) Preeminent living tarab master
Qul lil-maliha, a traditional mawwal
Observe: musical-poetic control, singer-instrumentalist interaction, singer-audience interaction, ambiguously evocative text, repetition, improvisation, spontaneous instrumental fills.
Qul lil-maliha fil-khammar al-aswadi
Madha fa`alti bi nasikin muta`abbidi?
Tell the beautiful girl in the black veil
What did you do with a pious ascetic?