:: Title :: The Horse and the Camel
:: Genre :: amarg, minstrel song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified [gimbri, naqus, vocal]
Unidentified rais [kamanjah, vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Ouarzazate (Ouarzazate), Souss-Massa-Dra‚ (Morocco)
:: Language :: Tachelhit
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, High Atlas
:: Session :: Ouarzazate II 9/67
:: Date :: 09/13/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2090.0, Track 1 (00:10:29)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A collection of amarg (improvised sung poetry) songs, similar to those from Alan Lomax?s Marrakech recordings. This rais (itinerant Amazigh / Berber musician) is accompanied on the rabab (bowed upright lute), with rhythm on the naqus (small brass cymbal, struck with iron sticks).
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - A partial translation of this song is given by Alan Lomax?s interpreter on the following track. In this song, the rais describes the humorous and fantastic experience of watching a horse and a camel fighting in a riverbed
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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