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Adwaar

by Nabil Ata

This is a Bouquet of Adwaar—plural for dawr —is excerpted from the Golden Age of Arab music.
Genre: World: Middle East Traditional
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1. HAYATELALB
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2. YALLI TISHKI MNILHAWA
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3. EIMTA EL HAWA
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4. ELHABEEB
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The dawr (Arabic: دور or الدور; plural: adwar, أدوار)—developed in 19th century Egypt—is a music genre sung in colloquial or regional Arabic whose most distinguishing feature is the exchange of vocalizations between the soloist and the chorus midway through the performance.

For example, the dawr includes 2 sections, madh'hab (chorus, or refrain) and ghusn (branch, or verse), the latter being characterized by choral responses to the soloist's ornamented improvisation on the syllable "ah".

Following the melismatic vocal form—singing a single syllable of text while moving between several different notes in succession—the dawr differs from the syllabic vocal form we, as Westerners, have become accustomed to—where each syllable of text is matched to a single note.

Ancient cultures used melismatic techniques to induce a hypnotic trance in the listener, useful for early mystical initiation rites and religious worship. Steeped within this rich history the dawr can trace its roots to varied liturgical traditions still in practice.

Waning in popularity after the Great Depression—this compilation of modern performances is presented with the intent to revive and arouse a neglected art form rooted in millennia of near-Eastern heritage.

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bardissi

Awesome music
this album is highly recommended to those who enjoy and have the ear to the purest form of Classical Arabic music. Mr Ata's command of his instrument, as well as his very well trained voice, leaves you in awe.
he manages to transform you a forgotten era.

quite magical
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Vahe Kantarjian

Quality Music
Quality music from old masters performed with mastery and beautifully. I really enjoyed this album. Nabil is truly saving and preserving a fine art form; The Classical Arabic Music.
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Vahe Kantarjian

Quality Music
I truly enjoyed listening to Nabil play the "Old Masters" on the oud with mastery accompanied with his soulful singing. This is really a quality album! He is reviving and preserving a beautiful art form and should be commended for it.
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Gracia Skaf

listen over and over
Since I got Adwar CD, I do not skip a day not listening to it, it is a joy to listen to a well performance of Tarab, I enjoyed all the CD without exception, thanks a million for Mr. Nabil Ana who refereshed this nice authentic art.
It is a CD for classy listeners.
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Jonathan Carpenter

Hypnotic and Seducing
Nabil has taken the "One man Band" to a whole new level. When you listen to these songs you would never believe he layed down each track one by one and so artfully layered them. No one is performing this kind of music, no one has for decades and certainly no one has recoreded it. Listening to his music is like being at the site of an archeological discovery, breathtaking and will leave you in awe. If Arabic is not your native language you are still in for quite a treat as Nabil's voice becomes another fine instument for your ears and soul to enjoy! Great work Nabil!
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