Thousand -Year-Old Song in 19-beat Measures

Andalusia to Syria

In spite of the 800-year legacy of occupation by foreign governments, the indigenous tribal people of the Middle East continue to honor the ancient wisdom of the relatively peaceful Andalusian times.

This song, "Ghudi Jufunik," has been handed down from that era. The main rhythmic body of the song consists of ten 19-beat measures. The melody is composed in maqam saba with some modulations into bayati and hijaz.