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30 Day Music Meme: Day 19

Day 19: A song you're currently obsessed with

I wouldn't say 'obsessed with', but definitely I am intrigued by my next choice, catalogued as "Ancient Egypt - Music In The Age of the Pyramids - Hymn To The Seven Hathor" on YouTube. I have no idea how accurate this reconstruction is, but if it comes anywhere near what ancient Egyptian music sounded like then I'm completely blown away by it. To think that 3,000 or more years before Gregorian chant was (re)invented, people already knew how to practise polyphonic choral singing! And the scales and rhythms sound so close to our own, too! I don't know why, as I've never really thought about it, but if I had I probably would have thought that it would have been more closely related to current North African and Middle Eastern (Arabic) music where one tends to sing on the offbeat more than in the West...and embroiders a lot. But this is very diffent from that, and very beautiful.

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