:: Title :: Blessing by unidentified man / ambience
:: Genre :: blessing, talk/ambience
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified man [vocal]
:: Setting :: Marriage festival
:: Location :: Imilchil (Errachidia), Meknčs-Tafilalet (Morocco)
:: Language :: Tamazight, Central Atlas
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, High Atlas
:: Session :: Imilchil I 9/67
:: Date :: 9/1/1967-9/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2093.0, Track 11 (00:00:27)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - In September 1967, Alan Lomax visited the annual Marriage Festival in the High Atlas village of Imilchil. According to local lore, this festival is held to commemmorate the tragic deaths of two sundered lovers from the warring Ait Yaaza and Ait Ibrahim tribes. Unmarried men and women from the entire Atlas region come to the festival to meet and choose from a great number of prospective spouses. The festival is also known for its numerous and varied musical performances, as traveling musicians often take advantage of the opportunity to play for the large crowds.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The talk recorded on this track includes a blessing by an unidentified man (possibly a beggar, as similar blessings are common pleas for charity) at the Marriage Festival in Imilchil.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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