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Music of Morocco

Various Artists
Music of Morocco

Recorded in 1966, Music of Morocco gives a snapshot of everyday music, both secular and religious, among various ethnic groups. The Berbers, Aissawa, Gnawa, and Haha sing in Arabic and regional languages and play a variety of instruments, including the tarija (pottery drum), awad (flute), rhaita (oboe), kamenja (violin), and guinbri (3–string guitar). Liner notes provide historical background on the groups and describe the style and context for each song.

Track Listing

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Aissawa Dancers Musicians and dancers at the 'Amara of Sidi Kassem 3:39
102
Gnawa Dancers Gnawa performers in Marrakesh 5:28
103
Music of the Haha Tribe Haha and Essaouira performers at the Aachor celebrations in Essaaouira 4:08
104
Toqtoqa Jabalia Performers in a café in Tetuan 7:11
105
Haouzia Music Men and women at a private party in Marrakesh 3:24
201
Ahouache from Tata Twenty small girls and four women with drummers in the village Agadir Lehenne 5:48
202
Toqtoqa from Sidi Kassem Musicians with boy dancers 5:12
203
Aissawa Procession Aissawa musicians at the Moussem of Tamesloht 4:21
204
Ahouache Dyal Telatenouss Male performers at the Moussem of Mouley Ibrahim 2:33
205
Ahouache Dyal Telatenouss, 2nd Selection Male performers at the Moussem of Mouley Ibrahim 3:42

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