Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Greg Gilpin
Publisher:   Choristers Guild
Edition:   CGE128
Voicing:   3-Part Mixed
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Carole Whitney
Como Park Senior High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Middle Eastern folk song sung in Arabic tells of a traveling salesman selling pretty Indian fabrics. He flirts with the women shopping in a playful and innocent manner.

There is a pronunciation guide for the modest amount of Arabic. The setting in D minor and 2/4 time in mostly eighth notes gives plenty of great concepts to teach. An additional descant can give some challenge to a few of your sopranos who are ready to show their stuff.


Performance Link:  https://youtu.be/e591P63NxTo