Middle Eastern music on shellac disc
Mohamed El Fares: Qalal moanna (Sanâï), 1
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El Fares, Mohamed (‘ūd / singer, male)
Sowt genre of Bahrain. The performer is also called Mohammed bin Fares, Elustaz Mohamed El Fares (Al Khalifa), or Mohammed bin Faris. He lived from 1895 to 1947/1948. Music: The singer and ‘ūd player is supported by violin and drum (mirwās?), occasionally chorus and hand clapping. The title 'Qalal moanna (Sanâï).- Qalal moanna (Sanâï) pt.2' indicating that the piece is continued on 'pt.2', 'Sanâï' is the Sana'a style of sowt from Yemen. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-8263, Matrix number: 0C 2246