Tayr al-Wirwar composed by Rahbani Brothers for Fairuz. Maqam ‘ajamdo, featuring Rana Mroue.
Rana Mroue is from Lebanon and is currently writing her doctoral dissertation in Molecular Biology , UC Berkeley.

Tayr al wirwar
[The Bee Eater (bird)]

Dear Bee Eater, pass by the loved ones, give them my regards and let me know how they fare.
On the hills of the forgotten sun and the yellow Sycamore leaves,
we fly and arise slowly until the world becomes smaller.
In the fig orchards, November calls.
Often in the silence of the moon, I hear your voice calling me,
I fear my parent may awake one night and the secrets sadly wear out.

From the Aswat Ensemble 2009 Winter Concert.