Morocco 1967

In September 1967, Alan Lomax visited Morocco to make field recordings for use in his comparative research on world folk song style. Assisted by Joan Halifax, he documented the traditional music of both urban and rural Morocco, recording in the historic metropolises of Fes and Marrakech as well as in remote rural villages in the Atlas Mountains. The approximately eight hours of material includes Arabo-Andalusian classical and Sufi music recorded at the Moulay Idriss Festival in Fes, courtship dances from the famous Imilchil Marriage Festival, wedding music from both the Arab and Amazigh traditions, the epic songs of itinerant High Atlas bards, patriotic hymns in praise of King Hassan II, and work songs by shepherds, camel drivers, farmers and silversmiths. In addition, the collection comprises a number of speech samples recorded in the medina of Fes and other locations for use in Lomax’s Parlametrics research. These samples, from Qur’anic recitations to bargaining with shopkeepers and fortune-telling, include speech in Tamazight, Tachelhit, English, Dutch, French, and Arabic. 

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Session Region,Country Date
Aguelmouss I 9/67 Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
Aguelmouss II 9/67 Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
Aguelmouss III 9/67 Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
Al Hoceima 9/67 Taza-Al Hoceima-Taounate, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
Ar-Rissani 9/67 Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco 09/17/1967-09/30/1967
Dades Valley 9/67 Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
El Kelaa M'Gouna 9/67 Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
El Ksiba I 9/67 Tadla-Azilal, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
El Ksiba II 9/67 Tadla-Azilal, Morocco 09/17/1967-09/30/1967
Erfoud I 9/67 Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco 09/17/1967
Erfoud II 9/67 Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco 09/17/1967
Errachidia 9/67 Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco 9/1/1967-9/30/1967
Fes I 9/67 Fès-Boulemane, Morocco 9/26/1967
Fes II 9/67 Fès-Boulemane, Morocco 09/27/1967
Fes III 9/67 Fès-Boulemane, Morocco 9/27/1967
Fes IV 9/67 Fès-Boulemane, Morocco 09/28/1967
Fes V 9/67 Fès-Boulemane, Morocco 09/28/1967-09/28/1967
Fes VI 9/67 Fès-Boulemane, Morocco 09/28/1967
Imilchil I 9/67 Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco 9/1/1967-9/30/1967
Imilchil II 9/67 Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
Larache 9/67 Tangier-Tétouan, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/01
Marrakech I 9/67 Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco 09/09/1967
Marrakech II 9/67 Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
Merzouga 9/67 Meknès-Tafilalet, Morocco 09/17/1967-09/30/1967
Ouarzazate I 9/67 Souss-Massa-Draâ, Morocco 09/13/1967
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