:: Title :: Gnawa song (fragment)
:: Genre :: gnawa, religious song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified [bendir, qarqaba , vocal]
:: Group Name :: Gnawa group
:: Setting :: The tomb of Moulay Idriss
:: Location :: Fes (Fès-Dar-Dbibegh), Fès-Boulemane (Morocco)
:: Language :: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Bambara, Gnawa
:: Session :: Fes III 9/67
:: Date :: 9/27/1967
:: Reference Information :: T3000.0, Track 1 (00:01:27)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - More recordings from the moussem of Moulay Idriss in Fes. This session comprises mostly religious folk songs and music of Sufi orders (ar. turuq, sing: tariqa). The tradition of celebration and veneration of holy men (ar. auliya') such as Moulay Idriss stems from Sufism, the mystical strand of Islamic belief, and several turuq incorporate music into their ritual practice, including the Hamadcha and 'Aissaouia orders.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - A brief fragment of a gnawa performance at the moussem of Moulay Idriss in Fes, characterized by the use of qaraqab (large castanets) for percussion.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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