:: Title :: Sounds of the souq with commentary by Alan Lomax
:: Genre :: commentary, spoken, talk/ambience
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Souq
:: Location :: Errachidia (Errachidia), Meknčs-Tafilalet (Morocco)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Saharan
:: Session :: Errachidia 9/67
:: Date :: 9/1/1967-9/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2091.0, Track 27 (00:03:51)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax visits the souq (marketplace) at Ksar es-Souq, a town in the Saharan region of southeastern Morocco. This town is now known as Errachidia. Lomax records ambient sounds of the bustling souq and interviews an elderly Jewish man. Morocco once had a large and vibrant Jewish community, though most left for Israel or France during the mid 20th Century. Morocco?s Jewish community spoke their own distinct variety of Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan, which is currently considered by many to be an endangered language. [Source: Editor]
2 - Recordings of ambience and speech from the market of Errachidia, known at the time of the recordings as Ksar Es-Souq.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Lomax introduces this segment of marketplace ambience, presumably seeing its worth as such. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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