Monday, January 24, 2005

7ilwa yal ba7raiiiniyeh

7ilwa yal ba7raiiiniyeh. I’ve never heard of this song before. The group apparently produced only one album in 1969 and disappeared into oblivion. What I find interesting about the song is the Bahraini accent used. Are the words just being stretched out for the sake of rhyme and rhythm or is this accent actually spoken in Bahrain?

Previous related posts: Bahraini accents, Arabic language/accents


At 3:45 PM, Blogger Bahrania said...

its like a cocktail of iraqi, yemeni, indian and m7arragi. This song could actually be a harbinger of future music to come from Bahrain once the mojanaseen enter the music scene.

this sounds more 80s then 60s?!

At 4:15 PM, Blogger global soul said...

Interesting comment Bahrania...interesting to think about the cultural impact the mojanaseen could and would have on Bahrain…

1969 is what I’m told by the friend who sent me the song...the bagpipe-like noise in the background does resonate with the 60s I think (as if I know the 60s!) but you’re right…all in all the song sounds more 80’s. I don’t know for sure.

I’m also told that the group is from Arad and the accent used in this song was spoken by the shias of Muharraq and Arad…but is not so common today except among the alive and living old men and women in the area. Hmm…could that be the case?!

At 1:02 AM, Blogger Deviant Behaviour said...

..."mojanaseen" the term disgusts me, we're already coming up with synoynms for "fresh of the boat"


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