:: Title :: Sufi music of the Aissaouia Brotherhood (fragment)
:: Genre :: religious song, Sufi music, trance
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified [ghaita, kettle drum, riq, vocal]
:: Group Name :: Tariqa Aissaouia
:: Setting :: The tomb of Moulay Idriss
:: Location :: Fes (Fès-Dar-Dbibegh), Fès-Boulemane (Morocco)
:: Language :: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Arab, Fes
:: Session :: Fes III 9/67
:: Date :: 9/27/1967
:: Reference Information :: T3000.0, Track 13 (00:05:19)
:: 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 - 3 big tamborines (ed. Note- Riq), 6 oboes, 6 kettle drums.
0 - The Tariqa Aissaouia was founded in Meknes in the 15th Century by Muhammad bin 'Aissa, who was initiated into the Shadhiliya order of Sufism. An important ritual of the Aissaouia Brotherhood is 'Subhan ad-Daim' (Praise of the Eternal One) and their ceremonies include music and ecstatic trance ceremonies. In recent times, the musicians of the Tariqa Aissaouia have become increasingly professionalized.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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