:: Title :: Names of the musicians
:: Genre :: spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
ben Abderrahmane, Abdelkader [vocal]
ben Abderrahmane, Mohamed [vocal]
ben Lakhalifa, Mohamed [vocal]
ben Larbi, Tahar [vocal]
ben Mohamed, Abderrahmane [vocal]
Benjilali, Ahmed [vocal]
:: Group Name :: Troupe of Monsieur Abderrahmane ben Mohamed
:: Setting :: A wedding
:: Location :: Erfoud (Errachidia), Meknčs-Tafilalet (Morocco)
:: Language :: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Arab, Saharan
:: Session :: Erfoud II 9/67
:: Date :: 09/17/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2092.0, Track 4 (00:00:53)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - At the wedding in Erfoud on September 17th, 1967, Alan Lomax recorded songs by the troupe of Monsieur Abderrahmane ben Mohamed, featuring lead vocals from Tahar ben Larbi. Most of the songs are in praise of King Hassan II (1929-1999). The Tafilalet region, in which Erfoud is situated, is the ancient seat of Morocco?s current ruling family, the Alaouite Dynasty, who made their first capital at the now-vanished city of Sijilmassa in this region. The Tafilalet area remains a bastion of support for the monarchy, as evidenced by the laudatory sentiments expressed in these songs.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The musicians of the troupe of Monsieur Abderrahmane ben Mohamed state their names and where they live.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967



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