:: Title :: Hamadcha's dance (I)
:: Genre :: dance, instrumental
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified [darbaka, ghaita]
:: Group Name :: Tariqa Hamdushia
:: Setting :: Fes al-Bali
:: Location :: Fes (Fès-Dar-Dbibegh), Fès-Boulemane (Morocco)
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Arab, Fes
:: Session :: Fes VI 9/67
:: Date :: 09/28/1967
:: Reference Information :: T3004.0, Track 1 (00:02:37)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A varied series of recordings from the medieval walled city (Fes al-Bali) on the third day of the Moussem of Moulay Idriss. First, a group of coppersmiths practicing their trade, then the festivities of the Moussem with accompanying religious songs and celebratory music.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Abdellatif ar-Riffi explains that these members of the Hamadcha Sufi Brotherhood are all tanners -they work in the famous tanneries of Fes, producing various leather goods.
0 - 8 hourglass drums - 3 ft long, carried on the shoulders.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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