:: Title :: Scattering the Flock
:: Genre :: instrumental, shepherd's song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified shepherd [tawat]
:: Group Name :: Ahaidou Shepherds
:: Setting :: By the roadside
:: Location :: Dades Valley (Ouarzazate), Souss-Massa-Dra‚ (Morocco)
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, High Atlas
:: Session :: Dades Valley 9/67
:: Date :: 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2091.0, Track 11 (00:00:37)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Recordings of a troupe of traveling ahaidou (Central Moroccan shepherd folk) musicians from the High Atlas town of Rich. The tawat (double oboe) player demonstrates various musical commands he uses in his shepherding ?different tunes for gathering, driving, or scattering the flock, as well as calls to frighten away wild animals.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alan Lomax?s interpreter explains on the next track that this song is played to divide up and scatter the flock into smaller groups.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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