SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 7: Navruzi ajam / Spring Song

A melody typical of New Year celebrations in early spring featuring Maqam Segoh, specifically the first section of the vocal part, Shuíbe Nasr, from the traditional repertory of Shashmaqam. 

Set to a typical six-beat meter divided into 2+4, in this piece the karnays drop from the ensemble, leaving a pair of surnays accompanied by nogíoras and doira drums.