Bustan Abraham – Sama’i Kurd – Changing Meters

Samai Thaqil is a 10 beat rhythm common in Arabic and Turkish traditional music.
It is sub divided as 3 + 2 + 2 + 3, and usually the piece changes meter to 3 or 6 and then goes back to 10, though there are exceptions to this rule.

This is a modern piece composed with the same rhythm in 10, which changes in a 7 beat cycle (3+2+2) and then goes back to 10.

Bustan Abraham are:

Taiseer Elias – Oud

Nassim Dakwar – Violin

Avshalom Farjun – Qanoun

Miguel Herstein – Guitar and Banjo

Amir Milstein – Flute

Zohar Fresco – Percussion

Emmanuel Mann – Bass

Naor Carmi – Double Bass

Yehuda Siliki – Baglama

For more Samai compositions, check out the Samai playlist.

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