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    Khaleegi: 'Kamaresha'

    Those ladies who like dance from the khaleej (Gulf) might find this clip interesting. The singer, Ahlam, is great but its the audience who are the stars! This setting is called a 'jalsat', a Kuwaiti occasion where there's music, singing and dancing. The guests can sit and enjoy the music or get up and dance. The jalsats were discouraged under the previous ruler of Kuwait but are now becoming more frequent under the new ruler and are appearing on tv again. Ahlam, is a Bahraini born singer who's made a career as a popular wedding performer. This is her version of 'Kamaresha' an old song originally performed by Abu Bakr Salim who was from the Hadramaut area in Yemen. The song talks about her heart being light as a feather because of love.
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    Re: Khaleegi: 'Kamaresha'

    Yet another good youtube link from you Aziza, I really got into that.
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    Re: Khaleegi: 'Kamaresha'

    LOVE that clip! Thanks for posting.


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    Merci kteer ya Azizeee :)

    I love Abu Bakr! My Yemeni friends always request his songs when you go out to an Arabic club with live music. For some reason I thought A7lam was Emiratiyye but oh well!


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    Re: Khaleegi: 'Kamaresha'

    Oh question for Aziza! Among my Arab friends, there is an agreement that Kuwaitis are "generally" the most liberal of the Khaleejis. How true is this? I've found this pretty accurate with the Kuwaitis I know at least.


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    Re: Khaleegi: 'Kamaresha'

    If this is where the Abu Bakr Salim Fan Club is meeting, I'm calling a threadjack. Does anyone know anything about this song? This waltz-y (6/8?) rhythm has a different feel to it than the usual Khaleeji style, and I've been looking for someone who could tell me something about it for almost ten years. (Five of those years were spent chasing down a vendor who sold the album it came from, "Bil makshoof"...) Is this style of music unique to Yemen?

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    Re: Khaleegi: 'Kamaresha'

    Hi

    The meeting of the Abu Bakr Salim Fan Club is now in session ..g.:
    Ahlam's version on the YouTube clip has been "khaleegi-ized". There seems to be a difference between the khaleeji rhythm we know as dancers and the rhythm of a lot of music I hear over here. If you think of the pace and 'swaying' rhythm of a camel walking, then you have the rhythm of a lot of the music here. Its hypnotic!!
    For the real Yemeni style keep listening to Abu Bakr Salim himself as his musical style is very specific to the Hadramaut area of Yemen. There's lots of his music for sale here, if you're still on the hunt, I'll have a look to see if "Kamaresha" is available (it might be on tape though is that a problem?) I have some great Yemeni music on some dodgy dvds I bought there, if you'd like I can put some up on YouTube.
    A couple of examples of Yemeni music and dance [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tJbOmMcjSY]YouTube - Yemen Dance[/ame]
    and Yemen in general:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgmp-sCQPTw]YouTube - Sana'a, Yemen[/ame]



    Quote Originally Posted by Tourbeau View Post
    If this is where the Abu Bakr Salim Fan Club is meeting, I'm calling a threadjack. Does anyone know anything about this song? This waltz-y (6/8?) rhythm has a different feel to it than the usual Khaleeji style, and I've been looking for someone who could tell me something about it for almost ten years. (Five of those years were spent chasing down a vendor who sold the album it came from, "Bil makshoof"...) Is this style of music unique to Yemen?

    ابو بكر سالم على أيش
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    Re: Khaleegi: 'Kamaresha'

    Thanks for the links, but I am specifically looking for info on that particular rhythm and song. I am thinking that with the female chorus, it is unlikely it is not social music, but otherwise the song is a mystery to me.

    I'll have to dig around a bit more. I had no idea he had a Facebook page Abu Bakr Salim | Facebook and a web site منتديات الفنان أبوبكر سالم - Powered by vBulletin.


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