supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 CAD  or more

     

about

A Mawwaal is a vocal improvisation on a poem in colloquial Arabic.

lyrics

music and Arabic lyrics by Roula Said

umi ya hilwa, ya warda
ilbasi fustanek il harir
la tihzani `ala-mbarih
w-la tkhafi min bukra
ba`att il hawa-yra'sek
w-nazzalt ish-shams
it-miallis sha`rek it-tawil


Rise up my beauty, my rose
put on your silk dress
do not grieve for yesterday
and do not fear tomorrow
I have sent the wind to dance with you
and I have drawn down the sun
to caress your long hair

credits

from Dance of the Infidels, released November 2, 2015
Roula Said: vocals
David Buchbinder: trumpet
Demetrios Petsalakis: electric guitar

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Nomadica Toronto, Ontario

NOMADICA re-imagines and recombines the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory musics of the Arabs, Gypsies and Jews. Led by Juno-award winning trumpeter and composer, David Buchbinder and vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and dancer, Roula Said, the band features soaring vocals, a front line of masterful improvisors and a heavily funky rhythm section. Music to fire up your heart and your hips! ... more

contact / help

Contact Nomadica

Streaming and
Download help