When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra


You are a well-trained poet and are happy to let others hear your compositions. You’re also the proud parent of a daughter and want her to know how much you cherish her and to let everyone in earshot hear about her virtues. You also have an ear for music and expect this work to be sung and accompanied by dancing. Not everyone can pull off a poem of this type: lighthearted yet earnest, traditional yet fresh, musical and prosaic, personal and public.  

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