A song for a Thursday afternoon in Syria: Ya Fatin al-Ghizlan, O Charmer of Gazelles, a beautiful lover’s complaint (an Arab speciality!) as performed by the late Aleppine vocalist Sabri Moudallal. (Fatin can be translated as charmer, seducer, tempter, enchanter… you get the idea!).

Ya Fatin al-Ghizlan

يا فاتن الغزلان اسمح وكلمني

Have one listen to this great song and you will never forget it!

Sabri Moudallal, the lead vocalist on the recording, is better know to fans of Arab music from Syria, so I will dedicate a later post to his memory (rahamahu allah).