An amazing assortment of tunes played on the kanun, the Middle Eastern lap harp/zither. Typical arabesque tunes like Banat Iskandariya share the spotlight with atypical material such as Waves of the Danube (listed as Waves of the Tuna!), Dark Eyes, and Cielto Lindo (listed as Swedish folk dance!); even a surprisingly convincing Hava Nagila. The kanun is masterfully played, backed by dumbek and tambourine, and clearly shows the potential for this underutilized instrument in many genres of music.