Music of Morocco : from the Library of Congress

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Summary

  • Field recordings made in Morocco by Paul Bowles under the auspices of the Library of Congress.

Notes

  • Title from container.
  • Booklet contains both the original liner notes by Paul Bowles as well as later commentary for the current release.
  • Performed variously in Arabic, various Berber dialects, or Hebrew.

Contents

  • Accompanying booklet: Paul Bowles : Moroccan recordings notes / by Lee Ranaldo -- Music of Morocco : the Paul Bowles Collection / by Philip D. Schuyler -- Typographical note -- Music of Morocco / Paul Bowles -- Disc 1 : Highlands : The Berbers -- Disc 2 : Highlands : The Berbers -- Disc 3 : Lowlands : Influent strains -- Disc 4 : Lowlands : Influent strains -- Recordings cited -- A select bibliography and filmography
  • CD contents. Disc 1. Highlands : The Berbers. Ahmeilou (played by Maallem Ahmed and ensemble, recorded in Tafraout) -- El baz ouichen : song for male voice (sung and played by Rais Ahmed ben Bakrim, in Tiznit) -- Third sqel (sung and played by Moqaddem Mohammed ben Salem and ensemble, in Zagora) -- Second aqlal (sung and played the Moqaddem Mohammed ben Salem and ensemble, in Zagora) -- Ouakha dial kheir : women's chorus (sung and played by Chikh Ayyad ou Haddou and ensemble, in Tahala) -- Aili ya mali : mixed chorus (sung and played by Chikh Ayyad ou Haddow and ensemble, in Tahala) -- Aouache : men's chorus (sung and played by Maallem Ahmed and ensemble, in Tafraout)
  • CD contents. Disc 2. Highland : The Berbers. Aouada trio (played by Rais Mahamad ben Mohammed and ensemble, in Tamanar) -- Chorus and dance (sung and played by Rais Mahamad ben Mohammed and ensemble, in Tamanar) -- Reh dial beni bouhiya : qsbah solo (played by Chikh Hamed bel Hadj Hamadi ben Allal and ensemble, in Segangan -- Sounds of general rejoicing, Ait Ourir -- Albazaoua : women's chorus (sung and played by Maallem Ahmed Gacha and ensemble, in Ait Ourir) -- Mouwal and izlan (sung by Chikha Fatoma bent Kaddour, in Ain Diab) -- Qim rhori (sung adn played by Cheikha Haddouj bent Fatma Rohou and ensemble, in Khenifra) -- Qsida dial malik (sung and played by Mohammed bel Hassan and ensemble, in Ait Mohammed)
  • CD contents. Disc 3. Lowlands : Influent strains. Ounalou biha rajao : male solo with women's chorus (sung and played by El Ferqa dial Guedra (Bechara), in Goulimine) -- Aiyowa d'Moulay Abdeslam : rhaita solo (played by Maalem Abdeslam Sarsi el Mahet, in Arcila) -- Rhaitas and tbola (played by Sadiq ben Mohammed Laghzaoui Morsan and ensemble, in Einzoren) -- Mellaliya : song for male voice (sung and played by Embarek ben Mohammed, in Marrakech) -- Taqtoqa jabaliya (sung and played by Maalem Mohammed Rhiata and ensemble, from region of Taounate, recorded in Fez) -- Gnaoua chorus (sung and played by an unidentified ensemble, in Essaouira) -- Gnaoui solo song (sung and played by Si Mohammed Bel Hassan Soudani, in Marrakech) -- Fulani iresa Hadouk khail (sung and played by Maallem Taieb ben Mbarek and chikhats, in Marrakech)
  • CD contents. Disc 4. Lowlands : Influent strains. Y souki hakim : secular Sephardic song (sung by Hazan Isaac Ouanounou and members of the Hevrat Gezekel, in Meknes) -- Chalom lakha chèbii = Peace on the seventh day (Hazan Semtob Knafo and Amram Castiel, Hevrat David Hamelekh, Essaouira) -- Qsida midh (sung and played by Maalem el Hocein and ensemble, in Meknes) -- El hgaz el Mcharqi : Andaluz chorus (played by Abdelkrim Rais and ensemble, in Fez) -- Andaluz music of Ouezzane (members of the family of the Chorfa of Ouezzane, in Ouezzane) -- El fjer : early morning calls to prayer, recorded in Tangier
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