To kick off the fishing season that starts in September and goes through April, people from Dhofar, Oman, perform traditional rituals and songs. There are hymns and centuries-old melodies. Depending on the task at hand, the music has different rhythms and tempos. About 50 percent of the Dhofar population reportedly makes their living from the fishing industry. According to the World Bank, “Fisheries are Oman’s second largest natural resource.