:: Title :: Commentary by Abdellatif ar-Riffi
:: Genre :: commentary, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
ar-Riffi, Abdellatif [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: 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 4 (00:01:21)
:: 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 - ar-Riffi: "They are the men who strip the skin (of the animals) with their knives. They are called Hamadcha (members of the Sufi order) They are the tanners? The leaders are found in the middle. If someone wants charity or good health, they come to kiss the hand of the leader of the club?They are the tanners, who make the poufs and the Moroccan babouches (bulagha - traditional slippers) and the wallets, and other things? If they (the dancers) don't dance each year, they fall sick with fever."
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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