:: Title :: 'Aissouia Sufi music / Commentary by Abdellatif ar-Riffi
:: Genre :: commentary, spoken, Sufi music
:: Performers & Instruments ::
ar-Riffi, Abdellatif [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Unidentified [ghaita, kettle drum, riq, vocal]
:: Setting :: Fes al-Bali
:: Location :: Fes (Fès-Dar-Dbibegh), Fès-Boulemane (Morocco)
:: Language :: French
:: Culture :: Moroccan, Arab, Fes
:: Session :: Fes VI 9/67
:: Date :: 09/28/1967
:: Reference Information :: T3003.0, Track 13 (00:00:20)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A varied series of recordings from the medieval walled city (Fes al-Bali) on the third day of the Moussem of Moulay Idriss. First, a group of coppersmiths practicing their trade, then the festivities of the Moussem with accompanying religious songs and celebratory music.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Abdellatif ar-Riffi describes: "If someone asks for charity or good health, they come to kiss the hand of the dancer."
0 - Six kettle drums, 3 tamborines (ed. Note- Riq) of 3 ft circumference. The players mounted on horseback.
:: Collection :: Morocco 1967

 

 

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