Lyrics to Songs on "Baghdad & Beyond" CD

Song Titles:

(For Lyrics and Translations click on Song Titles)

1) A'tini Nai
Lebanese Popular song sung by Fairuz,
written by Najieb Hankash, lyrics by Khalil Gibran
"Bring the Flute and Sing" (see lyrics below)
Cameron Powers (Nay, Guitar, Oud, Bass)
Kristina Sophia (Vocals, Riq)

2) Fogi Nahel
Iraqi Popular song sung by many well known Iraqi singers since the 1930's
This version is styled after that of Sabah Fakri, popular Syrian singer
Cameron Powers (Oud, Nay, Vocals)
Kristina Sophia (Vocals)
Jesse Manno (Flute, Vocals)
James Hoskins (Cello, Vocals)
Zahara (Percussion -- Darabukka)
Daune Greene (Percussion -- Riq)

3) Kardthyamu Kaimeni
Greek Popular Song
"My Poor Heart... No One Loves Me"
Cameron Powers (Guitar, Bass, Vocals)
Kristina Sophia (Vocals)

4) Daret el Ayam
Egyptian Popular song written for Um Kolthoum
by Mohammad Abd' al Wahab
"Days Go By and I Cannot Live without my Love"
Kristina Sophia (Vocals)
Cameron Powers (Oud, Vocals)
Jesse Manno (Flute)
James Hoskins (Cello)
Zahara (Percussion -- Darabukka)
Daune Greene (Percussion -- Riq)

5) Oud Taxim
Cameron Powers (Solo Oud Improvisation)
Several traditional Arabic scales (maqamat) are visited so that their flavors may be experienced

6) Sawah
Egyptian Popular song composed and sung by Abd' al Halim Hafez
"I Feel Like a Stranger Walking Alone Missing My Love"
Cameron Powers (Oud, Vocals)
Kristina Sophia (Vocals)
Jesse Manno (Flute, Vocals)
James Hoskins (Cello, Vocals)
Zahara (Percussion -- Darabukka)
Daune Greene (Percussion -- Riq)

7) Hasapiko
Instrumetal Greek Dance Song with Poem by Cameron Powers
"The Eyes of Egypt are Upon You" (see lyrics below)
Cameron Powers (Guitar, Bouzouki, Bass, Oud, Synth)
Zahara (Percussion -- Darabukka)