:: Title :: Ahaidou song
:: Genre :: shepherd's song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified [bendir, darbaka, kamanjah, tawat, vocal]
:: Group Name :: Ahaidou Shepherds
:: Setting :: By the roadside
:: Location :: Dades Valley (Ouarzazate), Souss-Massa-Dra‚ (Morocco)
:: Language :: Tamazight, Central Atlas
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Amazigh / Berber, High Atlas
:: Session :: Dades Valley 9/67
:: Date :: 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2090.0, Track 9 (00:06:28)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Recordings of a troupe of traveling ahaidou (Central Moroccan shepherd folk) musicians from the High Atlas town of Rich. The tawat (double oboe) player demonstrates various musical commands he uses in his shepherding ?different tunes for gathering, driving, or scattering the flock, as well as calls to frighten away wild animals.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Ahaidous - kemenja, double oboe (tawat), frame drum, goblet drum (editor's note; goblet drum = darbaka). [Source: Tape notes]
0 - At the false start, the troupe leader says bleti (wait) so that the kamanjah can be tuned. He asks how the sound is, to which another musician responds kif-kif (alright).
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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