This Calligraphy drawing reflects the artist’s inspiration by the Arabic music and poetry. Akil Ahmad chose to make the Maqam Saba because it is a very popular, unique, and common maqam in the Arabic repertory. He wants us within this maqam to feel special because, in fact, it is different than any other maqam.
Usually, every musical scale must start/end with the same scale, except the Maqam Saba that is considered exceptional. Akil Ahmad got inspired to go for this maqam because it is the definition of melancholy and anguish emotions.
Akil Ahmad builds each maqam on a scale and carries a tradition that defines its habitual phrases, important notes, melodic development, and modulation. He presents a type of drawing that is the definition of inspiration for music and Arabic poetry.
For Akil Ahmad, maqam is the captured moments turned by the movement and visual language. With his maqams, Akil takes us on a journey full of sounds and emotions.
You can buy this piece alone or as part of a set.