Arabic music is my favorite musical styling. Although I have come to enjoy classical and contemporary styling as well, Arabic music has almost an innate quality of enjoyment for me. Its songs speak of the life and culture of Arabic countries and its melody is not commonly heard on American radio stations. Its songs tell the story of the Arabic people, people who are similar to Americans but also different in many ways. The songs
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Nawarlee, wareenee, seikeit el habayeib
Enlighten me, show me the road to the beloved
Waseitak, weiseiya, ya shaheid alaya
I've made you promise, you who witnessed
Teikeelu alei beiya
To tell him [her] of my state
Weilee aseito blayaleiya
And what I've suffered during my nights.
1. Goodyear, Amina. Sawah - song compositional elements. 1996.
2. Ibrahim, Nicole. Sawah - song translation, transliteration. 1996.
3. Nassen, Abdul. Arabic Music and Its Cultural Influences. New York: Penguin Books, 1994.