:: Title :: Children reciting from the Qur'an
:: Genre :: prayer, recitation
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified children [vocal]
:: Setting :: Qur'an school
:: Location :: El Ksiba (Azilal), Tadla-Azilal (Morocco)
:: Language :: Arabic, Standard
:: Culture :: Moroccan
:: Session :: El Ksiba II 9/67
:: Date :: 09/17/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2097.0, Track 16 (00:01:55)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Children reciting from the Qur'an at an unidentified mosque school in El Ksiba, in the Middle Atlas Mountains. Before the colonial period, religious schools were the main source of primary education in Morocco, and remain important in teaching basic literacy in Arabic, especially in remote areas. Students learn by memorization and mass recitation (in the rythmic cadence heard here) of surat (chapters) of the Qur'an.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - In traditional Morccan Qur'an schools, students chant surat (chapters) while the instructor raps out a monotonous rhythm with a stick. The students thus fit words to rhythm and learn the correct cadence for recitation.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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