:: Title :: Wedding music (III) with Lomax's commentary on the bridal party
:: Genre :: commentary, instrumental, spoken, wedding song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Unidentified [bendir, darbaka, ghaita, kettle drum]
:: Group Name :: Troupe of Monsieur Abderrahmane ben Mohamed
:: 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 37 (00:01:21)
:: 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 scene as the relatives and well-wishers welcome the bridal party. The ?white sheet? worn by the women is probably the haik, a traditional women?s garment which consists of a large piece of cloth wrapped around the body to serve as both robe and, when drawn over the face, a veil which fulfills the Islamic mandate for hijab (covering).
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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