When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the Mahra

Muḥammad Sālim al-Jidḥī

Muḥammad Sālim is an older poet from Qishn who favors the composition of short, funny, and racy poems. In addition to his lyrical poetry, Muḥammad Sālim composes mordant political poems that address current affairs. Muḥammad Sālim is the grandson of Saʿīd bir Laʿṭayṭ, one of Qishn’s most famous poets of the twentieth century.

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