:: Title :: The bride's entrance, commentary by Lomax and interpreter
:: Genre :: commentary, instrumental, spoken, wedding song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Interpreter [vocal]
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 39 (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 - Lomax describes the scene as the bride enters. In the background, women ululate in celebration and Abderrahmane?s troupe continues to play.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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