THE SIKAH DANCE for solo flute | رقصة السيكاه

THE SIKAH DANCE | رقصة السيكاه
Opus 23
Composed by Wajdi Abou Diab
Performed by Ramy Maalouf
Recorded at Jihad Zgheib Studio
Mastered by Charbel Bark

“Sikah Dance” is a solo piece for flute, based on the Arabic traditional rhythm “Sama’i Aksak” which is a combination of two rhythms: the Arabic rhythm Sama’i thaqil with 10/8 meter, and the Turkish rhythm Aksak with 9/8 meter. the melodic material is inspired by an Arabic Makam called “Sikah”, which includes many microtonal intervals, and it’s one of the most used Makams in the middle east, especially in folkloric music of Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine (the Arabic Mashreq)

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