Middle Eastern music on shellac disc
Dahi Ben Walid: Ya dana dana (Ashoury)
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Walid, Dahi Ben (‘ūd / singer, male)
Sowt genre of Bahrain. Singer and ‘ūd player is Dahi Ben Walid, who lived from 1896/1898 to 1941/1951. Supported by violin and drum (mirwās?), chorus (call-response), and hand clapping. Very short musical introduction (violin and ‘ūd). A percussive way of playing the lute. A melodic pattern repeated three times on the violin concludes the piece. Indicating on the label ('Ashouri') the piece is of Assyrian (Iraq) origin. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-9167, Matrix number: 0C 2264