the Girl from Sevilla (Bint El Shalabiya)
November 5, 2013 9 Comments
Today I’m going to share an Arabic song with you; Bint El Shalabiya. It means: the Girl from Sevilla (a city in the south of Spain where in medieval times Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in peace together).
Now let’s listen it from unquestionably the best one; Fairuz:
The song also known by the name of Al bint al Chalabiye. In this case it means the beautiful girl. Chalabi refers to beautiful in Arabic language. However, I still want to use the first one, because this song smells more Sevilla. As you know Sevilla and Cordoba are two daughters of Andalusia. And Andalusia is the mother of marvellous music of the world.
I recommend you to listen this song also from the band; Arabandi:
Arabandi’s instruments have a tone which reminds the East and dessert. This music band was created in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1999. I find them very successful. As their album name says ‘East Meets East’, yes their music composes a new Eastern pleasure from Eastern.
And finally, let’s try the Arabic music band of Turkey; Nidal:
I think Nidal is obviously one of the most important band which introduces Arabic music to people of Turkey. Although in Turkey, good music listeners had been familiar to Arabic music because of Fairuz and Omm Khultum, Nidal has been the first domestic group which gained the appreciate of people.