:: Title :: an-Nar (The Hellfire)
:: Genre :: chant, prayer
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified [clapping, vocal]
:: Setting :: The tomb of Moulay Idriss
:: Location :: Fes (Fès-Dar-Dbibegh), Fès-Boulemane (Morocco)
:: Language :: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Arab, Fes
:: Session :: Fes III 9/67
:: Date :: 9/27/1967
:: Reference Information :: T3000.0, Track 16 (00:02:43)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - More recordings from the moussem of Moulay Idriss in Fes. This session comprises mostly religious folk songs and music of Sufi orders (ar. turuq, sing: tariqa). The tradition of celebration and veneration of holy men (ar. auliya') such as Moulay Idriss stems from Sufism, the mystical strand of Islamic belief, and several turuq incorporate music into their ritual practice, including the Hamadcha and 'Aissaouia orders.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Rhythmic yell -a group of a dozen young men who stimulate the whole audience to join them in repeating - "The honor of the Prophet is strong! He who will not pray will go to Hell! He who prays to God will not burn!"
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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