:: Title :: Commentary on camel driver's song
:: Genre :: commentary, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Unidentified interpreter
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Imilchil (Errachidia), Meknčs-Tafilalet (Morocco)
:: Language :: French
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, Saharan
:: Session :: Imilchil II 9/67
:: Date :: 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2095.0, Track 18 (00:00:20)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Songs and chants by shepherds and camel drivers in the vicinity of Imilchil, High Atlas region. Singers recorded include Sheikh Hamidu Muh of Aghbala (High Atlas) and Mbarak Moha of Goulmima (Sahara).
2 - Imilchil - handling sheep - 3 shepherds' songs, interview -handling camels - 3 camel sons with interview.
3 - In this session, many languages are often spoken on the same track -Lomax's interpreter probably has some difficulty with this particular dialect of Tamazight, as he frequently switches to Moroccan Arabic in conversation. For interviews with the shepherds and camel drivers, I have listed 'Tamazight' because they respond in their native language. For translations and commentaries I have listed 'French', as these tracks are intended to be explanations (in a more commonly-understood language) of the original texts.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Lomax's interpreter describes the camel driver's song: "(When he sings this song) He is traveling, he has a great distance to go, and while traveling this great distance, he sings in order to forget the distance."
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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