Live at the Empire Dine & Dance, Portland ME

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'Greetings' is a beautiful piece written by Sudanese musician Hamza El Din and recorded on his 1999 album A Wish.

The lyrics of the song tell the story of two young lovers who are unable to act on their feelings due to family politics.

Ours is an instrumental rendition, but we keep in mind the original story in the playing.

35th Parallel owes a debt of gratitude to Hamza, as it was the sound of his recordings that first inspired Mac to pick up the oud and Gabe the tar. Our live performances of the piece are our way of saying, "Thanks for the inspiration!".


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