:: Title :: Commentary by Alan Lomax
:: Genre :: commentary, instrumental, spoken, wedding song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan
Unidentified [bendir, darbaka, ghaita, kettle drum]
:: 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 35 (00:00:23)
:: 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 describes the bride?s clothing while Abderrahmane?s troupe plays in the background.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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