Le Zajal : c’est un poème chanté
en langue dialectale, il est composé de trois volets : matla ( envoi),
dawr (tour), qufl (fermeture) . Le terme zajal signifie émouvoir
avec la voix, chanter .
is a popular levantine form of improvised poetry that is recited in song.
A typical zajal party consists of two rival "teams" facing each
other over a meza, having arguments through poetry.
usually performed by a singer who makes up the songs on the spot. Those
singers (singular is zajjal) are professional singers / Poets where people
usually invite them to sing in weddings. The audience will recite (repeat)
after the singer during the song.
This popular form of poetry (Zajal) is indicative of high cultural form
of art, where poets
enter into a witty dialogue of improvised verse.