#11 Vayigash  (Maqam Bayat)

Maqam Bayat - from the Arabic word for 'oath.' Bayat is one of the most common of the Arabic Maqamat; it takes the form of a minor scale, with the second note occuring as a quarter tone.



Occupation please --             

we’re shepherds.


Oud playing shepherds

we also play flutes.


Our ancestors --

Also shepherds.


We’re quiet

We speak the Maqams*.

Genesis 47:3

Ro’eh tzon avadekha