:: Title :: Interview with Mbarak Moha
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Moha, Mbarak [vocal]
Unidentified interpreter [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Imilchil (Errachidia), Meknčs-Tafilalet (Morocco)
:: Language :: Tamazight, Central Atlas
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, Saharan
:: Session :: Imilchil II 9/67
:: Date :: 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2095.0, Track 22 (00:02:50)
:: 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 - The camel driver gives his name (Mbarak Moha), home town (Goulmima, age (55) and tribal affiliation (Ait Washaho of the Sahara). He also sings "I have three children " in Arabic. Lomax's interpreter often asks questions in Moroccan Arabic, Moha's replies are in Tamazight.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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