Yusuf Omar and al-Chalghi al-Baghdadi
Studio recording for Iraqi television in the early 1970s.
The Maqam Awj is a secondary maqam derived from the Maqam Seigah (sikah). Its scale is huzam and its tonic is on the awj degree (b semi-flat). It is sung to classical Arabic verses without any rhythmic accompaniment. It includes the following modulating pieces: Sufyan, Hakimi, Musta'ar, Mukhalaf Kirkuk, and Qadirbayjan. The poetry sung here is by Sayyid Ja'far al-Sayyid Hamad al-Hilli (1861-1898).
Vocals: Yusuf Omar al-Bayyati
Santur: Abdallah Ali al-Kadhimi
Joza: Shaoubi Ibrahim al-A'dhami
Tabla: Abdul Razzaq Majid
Naqqara: Kan'an Mohammed Salih