:: Title :: Hamadcha's dance (II) (fragment)
:: Genre :: dance tune, religious song, Sufi music, trance
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified [darbaka, ghaita, vocal]
:: Group Name :: Tariqa Hamdushia
:: 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 18 (00:02:23)
:: 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 - Another performance by the Sufi musicians of the Tariqa Hamdushia -Alan Lomax describes their dance on the following track (T3000R19) as "a sort of knee-bending and leaping from side to side."
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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