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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 27/01/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) When near the Omani food stalls in Amerat Park's Heritage Village, it's hard to miss the lilting music reaching your ears despite the buzz of the festival crowd.

One cannot help but look where the strains are coming from “ a stall set up by Said Ali Said Siyabi of Nakhal, selling Arabian music instruments, CDs and audio cassettes.

The collection has been brought from different parts of the country and also the GCC.

''Some cassettes have been brought from UAE, some instruments from Bahrain. The rababa is from Oman,'' he says.

Other instruments on sale are the oud, tabl baladi, daf, tanbura and guitar.

''This is the second time I have set up a stall at the Muscat Festival. Last year my stall was close to the gates, but this time I have been given a spot near the food stalls.

''It will be a perfect evening for people - with good food and music.''

He says his ware is reasonably priced. ''The Bahraini oud costs RO75 whereas the Syrian one is for RO65. Price of the Omani oud ranges between RO250 and RO300.''

The cassettes and CDs, he says, cost RO1.5 to RO2.5.

Siyabi claims to have made good profit last year and hopes the same this time, too. ''Sales began even before my stall was fully functi


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