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Eid songs?

Discussion in 'Music' started by ronfluff, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Does anyone have any songs suitable for Y6 that are linked to Eid? I can only find some very basic ones. I realise that some may be a little inaccessible, but any suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    Don't muslims have a thing against music?
  3. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    You could write one.
  4. tanbur

    tanbur New commenter

  5. Thanks,
    Leaning towards writing one or using this: http://www.voobys.com/video/video.php?q_search=eid+songs&id=FHcqmavJd_M&pos=0. Think we might leave out the quarter tone bits though!!
    As for Mulisms and music - not to open that old can of worms too much - I work as a music specialist in a muliticultural inner ciry London primary with a high proportion of mulim children and except for one specific case, I have found nothing but enthusiasm for music. Haven't been asked to do an Eid song before though, so will be sensitive!
  6. tanbur

    tanbur New commenter

    That's an interesting choice, with good balance of English with Arabic. You can of course follow the link through to youtube and avoid some silly ads.
    You may be surprised by the ability of certain students to master the microtonality and ornamentation which are important features of this style. I worked in Inner London for 24 years and had many students able to perform such songs.
    Would be interested to know how you get on with this challenge!
  7. Hi,
    Thanks for the advice. The assembly worked well, albeit with limited practice time. The children managed the arabic well, and those that spoke some already seemed to be quite empowered, which was great.

    What was really nice was that many of the parents who came actually knew the song and sang along! So much for Muslims not getting involved in music!
  8. Hello,
    I'm just trawling TES as I've got an Eid-ul-Adha class assembly for Y5 coming up and trying to find ideas. I really like the song you linked to - did they just sing over that video or was there one with just a backing track?

    Many thanks!


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