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


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.

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