This is a live performance by Djinn of Rumeli Karsilamasi, a Turkish tune the 9/8 rhythm Karsilama, with belly dancer Willow. It changes meters to a 4/4 based rhythms.
Gypsy Soul was written by bass player Emmanuel Mann and was originally performed by Bustan Abraham Ensemble.
It starts with a 2/4 meter and then changes meter to a Balkan 9/8 rhythm, and goes back to 2/4. The changes are easy to follow. There are some tempo changes as well.
The album version:
A live version:
A cover version by Yinon Muallem & Rast Ensemble:
This beautiful piece changes meters from 2/4 to 6/8
A contemporary composition by Marina Toshich in the traditional Arab and Turkish form of Samai.
Samai is composed in 10/8.
These are two classical Arabic songs performed by Al-Kindi Ensemble featuring three meters and three meter changes:
The first rhythm is Muhajar, an Arabic rhythm in 14/8.
The second rhythm is a 32/8 cycle and the third is a 6/8 rhythm, which then changes back to the 14/8.
Omar Sarmini & Ensemble Al Kindi
from the double CD The Crusades seen Through the Eyes of the Orient
Adel Shams El Din – percussion
This is a popular Arab piece by Mohammed Abdel Wahab.
It starts with 4/4 rhythms, changes to 6/8 and goes back to 4.
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.