‘Muwashahat’ featuring musician and conductor Adel Abdul-Aziz, Yousef Bara, and the Angham Sharq Music Band.
Muwashah is a type of vocal
composition common in modern classical Arabic songs which follows the rules of muwashah poetry with respect to the number of lines, the length of the line, meter, and rhyme. It is a sophisticated musical genre that originated in Muslim Spain during the tenth century. It is described as a strophic poem with repeated rondo-like returns to a musical refrain. The strophic lyrics of the muwashshah directly expressed the poet’s own thoughts and sentiments. The lyrics spoke of love, joy and sorrow. The use of imagery enriched this poetic form.