:: Title :: Dance song
:: Genre :: dance tune
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Solekha [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Al Hoceima (Al Hoceima), Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate (Morocco)
:: Language :: Tarifit
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, Riffian
:: Session :: Al Hoceima 9/67
:: Date :: 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T3006.0, Track 4 (00:05:11)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Recordings of love songs and dances sung by a woman named Solekha in the port city of Al Hoceima in the Rif region. She sings in Tarifit, the language of the Imazighen (Berbers) of the Rif Mountains and surrounding Mediterranean coastline.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The song is in Tarifit, except for part of the chorus: Allah ya moulana (Oh god!). Other phrases such as sidi an-nabi (the lord Prophet) seem to indicate a religious nature, though Solekha herself describes it as a dance song on the following track.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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