Local Sounds

The calls to prayer tend to layer on each other, as most mosques have a separate muezzin who calls the observant 5 times a day.  With the population increases, many smaller mosques exist within the same community.  The muezzins go by solar time, so you can actually follow the calls to prayer as they wave through the city from East to West, staggered by a few minutes.  The combination creates this eerily beautiful combination of voices.   To me it sounds like something between a pack of wolves howling and Gothic chants, the way the harmonies sometimes layer one on top of another.

I filmed this at the Roman Theater, an ancient archaeological site I somehow forgot to post about after we visited.

I’ll probably to a rundown of some of the places we’ve visited and things we’ve experienced that somehow didn’t end up on the blog, including El Azhar mosque, Saladin’s Citadel, watching The Mummy in Luxor, etc..  Sometime in December?  Yeah…


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