Bil-Ladhi Askara a muwashshah of an unknown composer on ¾ beat. Maqam Bayati dokah. Arrangement by Sari Dowidar. Taqsim on cello by Sarah Michael.

Bil-Ladhi Askara
The nights concealed the secret of our passion.
Their darkness could have hidden us forever, but for the
sunlight of new days, when our lucky star fell straight down
with a good omen for a brighter day.

The scent and the tan of your lips sipping from goblets, your
dark and beautiful eyelids, and your teeth like pearls made
magic bow and get closer to your beauty.

From the Aswat Ensemble 2009 Winter Concert.