Because collective chanting requires a great deal of social and aesthetic coordination, this mode of performance tends to evoke the greatest degree of esteem among native audiences. It is the most socially charged mode of poetic performance and is linked to the prestigious genres of Mahri poetry: reǧzīt maydānī and chanted dāndān. The topic of collectively chanted poetry is always occasional and meant for public display because the poems are meant to affirm the political, linguistic, and kinship ties of its participants. Because the practice of chanted couplets is tied to the prerevolutionary social order of al-Mahra, collective chants are rarely heard outside of wedding celebrations in present-day al-Mahra. For instance, disputes are more likely to be mediated in a court of law than through tribal arbitration, which formerly involved the disputants chanting poetic couplets as a tribal assembly came to order.