:: Title :: Interview with Abdellatif ar-Riffi about the story behind 'A Beautiful Girl, A Pot of Tea, and Two Glasses' / text in Tarifit
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
ar-Riffi, Abdellatif [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of Abdellatif ar-Riffi
:: Location :: Fes (Fès-Dar-Dbibegh), Fès-Boulemane (Morocco)
:: Language :: French
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Riffian
:: Session :: Fes IV 9/67
:: Date :: 09/28/1967
:: Reference Information :: T3001.0, Track 20 (00:01:19)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Folk hymns and lullabies sung by Abdellatif ar-Riffi, an 18 year old student in Fes, originally from a mixed Arab-Amazigh family from the Rif, near Nador. He sings both in Moroccan Arabic and in Tarifit, the Amazigh language of the Rif Mountains.
2 - Riffi is an 18 year old engineering student who lives precariously in the medina -from region de Nadore.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Abdellatif ar-Riffi explains: "When I was 5 years old, one day I was angry with my father and I began to cry because he bought a djellaba (robe) for each of my brothers but not for me. He said to me 'wait until the time of the next souq' but I was not satisfied. I didn't eat and I continued to cry. Then, my mother called me and said to me 'have this song, it is beautiful.' And there it is."
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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