#16 Beshalach (Maqam Ajam)
Maqam Ajam - Named for the Arabic word for 'Persian,' is applied upon joyous occasions. Though the notes that comprise its scale are the same as those of the Western major scale, its performance in an Arabic setting includes modulations offering alternative colors.
Three days into the wilderness
Marah, cannot drink the water, bitter.
Ma Nishteh -- what do we drink?
He turned around
God showed him a piece of wood
It’s a tree of life to those who hold onto it.
He threw the piece of wood into the water
the water turned sweet.
I am Hashem, your healer --