Qano-Qanone Pastoral Songs


Qanaqeno – Songs  – is a very special folk song genre on Socotra.

It is a sort of pastoral songs related with the specific labor of shepherds

of the Highlands.

This Qanone – Song was recorded with the help of Fatima on the slope

of Mauna Mountain in 1979. It tells about the goat who always escapes.

The name of this kind of songs comes from the  Ancient Greek word

κανών  – “measuring rod, standard”.

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