Ahlam ‘Kamaresha’

Music and dance from Kuwait. This setting is called a ‘jalsat’ a Kuwaiti occasion where there’s music, singing and dancing.  The guests can sit and enjoy the music  or get up and dance.
The jalsats were discouraged under the previous ruler of Kuwait but are more frequent under the new ruler and they’re appearing on tv again.  The singer in this clip is Ahlam, a Bahraini born singer who’s made a career as a popular wedding performer in Kuwait.  This is her version of ‘Kamaresha’ an old song originally performed by Abu Bakr Salim from the Hadramaut in Yemen.  The song talks about her heart being light as a feather because of love.  Ahlam is married to a Qatari rally driver and has one child.