Rast 2 (Suznak) Egypt Mid 20th

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About this maqam

This represents a version of Maqam Suznak, the most common branch within the Maqam Rast Family, as used in the mid 20th century in Egypt, with a medium third scale degree (E1/2♭). The reference composition is the Umm Kulthum Song "Ghannili Shwayya" composed by Zakaria Ahmed. Most of the common modulations within Maqam Suznak are possible, but Upper Rast G and Nahawand G, which both require an A-natural, are not possible. This version of Maqam Suznak was developed by Sami Abu Shumays.

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