When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the MahraMain MenuOverviewAcknowledgmentsBorn to be Digital?About the MahraHuman and Geographical ContextFind Your PoemTheory of ClassificationIndex of PoemsGlossary (please wait while the terms load)BibliographiesbibliographySamuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
12017-10-10T20:53:08+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282414poet and rawiplain2018-06-12T21:10:55+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10Sād Sheyl is an older Mahri poet and rāwī (poetry transmitter) living in the mountains above Ḥawf. A seasonal pastoralist, I was lucky to find Sād Sheyl at one of his smaller camps late at night and he was willing to recite and discuss Mahri poetry despite my unexpected visit in the middle of the night. Sād Sheyl is a prolific poet and transmitter of Mahri poetry and an excellent raconteur of stories and jokes. I recorded approximately forty minutes of Sād Sheyl reciting stories and poems, both composed by himself and by others. Sād Sheyl prefers poems in the lighter vein and recalled many poetic exchanges between himself and the other inhabitants of the coastal range of Ḥawf.
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