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OUM: Daba

Moroccan singer OUM joins the NZSO for her work Daba, conducted by Fawzi Haimor.

Duration

6 minutes

Performance Date

09 March 2024

Tags

Beyond Words
Contemporary
Middle Eastern

OUM Daba arr. Tom McLeod

Fawzi Haimor Conductor
OUM Vocalist


In Daba (Now), Moroccan singer OUM ruminates on the importance of being present and together with those you love. In both, listen out for melisma – the elaborate, freely improvised runs, trills and ornamentation in the vocal lines that often give Middle Eastern music its characteristic sound.

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