A song we often dance to in slow in class, Ollin Arageed by Hamza El Din, has a beautiful history behind it.
“Hamza El Din – Ollin Arageed
A Nubian percussion performance, played for a person only once in a lifetime–at the celebration of a first wedding–the rythm composed of three different beats on the tar, accompanied by a melodie handclapping, feet beating on the ground, and, traditionally, singing and the noise of women’s jewelry in their soft movements to those rythms (sic).”
Side note, this was a popular song played by The Grateful Dead. You can hear a snippet of the live version played at Gizah HERE