:: Title :: Winnowing song (I)
:: Genre :: winnowing song, work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Muha, Hussain [vocal]
Unidentified men [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Tazzarine (Zagora), Souss-Massa-Dra‚ (Morocco)
:: Language :: Tamazight, Central Atlas
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, High Atlas
:: Session :: Tazzarine 9/67
:: Date :: 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2091.0, Track 17 (00:00:35)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - In this session, Alan Lomax recorded work songs (threshing and winnowing wheat and barley after the harvest) from the Amazigh community of Tazzarine.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - This song is usually sung when the workers are winnowing ?separating the wheat from the chaff by throwing the mixture in the air and letting the wind blow away the lighter chaff, leaving the heavier wheat to be collected.
0 - ?He hopes that the next season will be propitious and a good harvest.?
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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