Just Two Songs Left

All good things come to an end sooner or later. This is the second to last song on our trip around the world, musically speaking. It was written in the Rai style of music popular in Northwest Africa.

This song is called 2:30 AM.

230 AM With Drums
230 AM No Drums

And this one is called Rosh Shel Lee (My Head)

My Head With Drums

According to liveabout.com, Rai music is a popular genre of world music from the Northern African country of Algeria. Rai is pronounced “rye” or “rah-AY” and translates as “opinion”. Rai music began in the early 1900s as a combination of popular music and traditional Bedouin desert music.
Rai transformed throughout the 1900s but really came into its own in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when artists such as Ahmad Baba Rachid blended traditional Rai with modern pop sounds.

Another Dilemma

As we continue on our exploration of Middle Eastern music, I must remind you all to remain seated, and keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times. We don’t want another incident like the one last week.

I will be adding more songs to this page later today. At least that is the plan.

This song is called Dafne’s Dilemma.

Not so Fast

And this is called People of The Dark.

SIngle Line of Music
Two Lines
Three Lines

This is called Temple of Dum 15. The sheet music said “Add low-D drones freely throughout.” I think I got it right……..

No Drones
Some Drones
Lots of Drones

More Fun Facts

According to https://www.worldbellydance.com/history/ the origin of the name ‘belly dance’ comes from the French Danse du ventre, which translates as “dance of the stomach.” I did not know that!

But I do know that I like the music that comes from that part of the world. Here is another “Belly Dance Excerpt.” Or should I say “Dance of the Stomach Excerpt.”

Belly Dancing Excerpt
Maqsum Belly Dance

This next song sounds different because I didn’t put the key signature in when I entered the music into my music making machine, which makes it C Major, instead of D-Minor. Any questions? You, in the back…….

Maqsum Belly Dance in Major Key (I hope I don’t cause a stir.)

Here is a song called Moroccan Dance, which came with only one line of music, so I added two more. It is written in 12/16 time:

Moroccan 6

Here is a song called Sama-1. The second and third versions have added layers. It is written in 10/4 time.

This one is called People of the Dark. There is no time signature in the written music. So I had to do me some calculatin’

With Sixths Added
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