This compilation features traditional songs
that originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej, and the port of Aden. The term samar, which is the title of the compilation' second part, describes the delicious, luxury time when people gather for relaxation, refreshment and music. Music performed by the Kawkabani brothers and oudh player Hassan al Zabeede.
This record contains oudh playing, percussion and singing from Yemen. The three Kawkabani brothers sing traditional poems and play oudh (lute), double drums, tambourine and, occasionally, the kanoun (zither). They were recorded in Sanaa in 1973. The oudh player Hassan al Zabeede and his double drum playing brother sing songs in the Lahej style and were recorded in Taez in 1973.
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