:: Title :: Description of the wedding ceremony
:: Genre :: commentary, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Interpreter [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: A wedding
:: Location :: Erfoud (Errachidia), Meknčs-Tafilalet (Morocco)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Arab, Saharan
:: Session :: Erfoud I 9/67
:: Date :: 09/17/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2091.0, Track 34 (00:01:36)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A collection of wedding music and festivities recorded in the southeastern town of Erfoud on the edge of the Sahara Desert. The wedding took place on September 17th, 1967. The lead instrument on these recordings is ghaita (oboe) with three percussion instruments (bendir, darbaka and kettle drum) forming the rhythm section. The names of the musicians are as follows : Abderrahmane ben Mohamed, his sons Mohamed and Abdelkader ben Abderrahmane, Ahmed Benjilali, and Mohamed ben Lakhlifa ?all residents of Erfoud.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Alan Lomax and his interpreter comment on what is happening in the wedding ceremony. The groom eats dates (considered to be auspicious in Moroccan culture ?the first food eaten upon breaking the Ramadan fast) and drinks milk before entering the bride?s house.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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