:: Title :: Old man and boy recite from the Qu'ran (Surat an-Naba; Surat al-A'ala)
:: Genre :: prayer, recitation
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Unidentified boy [vocal]
Unidentified man [vocal]
:: Setting :: A wedding, indoors
:: Location :: Aguelmouss (Ouarzazate), Souss-Massa-Dra‚ (Morocco)
:: Language :: Arabic, Standard
:: Culture :: Moroccan
:: Session :: Aguelmouss III 9/67
:: Date :: 09/01/1967-09/30/1967
:: Reference Information :: T2089.0, Track 8 (00:01:01)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - This session includes conversations and interviews with the male villagers of Aguelmouss, as well as two examples of Qur?anic recitation. It is interesting to note that each Surah (Chapter) recited by the villagers is somehow related to agriculture ?though it is unclear whether many of the Tachelhit-speaking villagers would fully understand the meaning of the Standard Arabic text. This is followed by a devotional song in Tachelhit (with heavy linguistic borrowing from Arabic due to the religious nature of the song) and a demonstration of donkey-driving yells.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - The old man is reciting Surat an-Naba (Chapter of the Announcement), which is the 78th Surah (Chapter) of the Qur?an, Ayat (Verses) 1-9 and 13-16: ?Concerning what are they disputing? / Concerning the Great News/ About which they cannot agree. / Nay, but they will come to know! / Nay, again, but they will come to know! / Have We not made the earth as a wide expanse / And the mountains as bulwarks? / And have We not created you in pairs? / And have We not sent down from the clouds water in abundance / Thereby to produce grain and plant, / And gardens of luxurious growth?? The boy (12 years old) is reciting Surat al-A?ala (Chapter of the Most High), the 56th Surah of the Qu?ran, Ayat 1-5: ?Glorify the name of your Lord, the Most High / Who createth then disposeth / Who measureth then guideth, / Who bringeth forth the pasturage / then turneth it to russet stubble."
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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