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Music of Morocco [sound recording] : from the Library of Congress / recorded by Paul Bowles, 1959.

Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999 (Recordist, Writer of added text). Ranaldo, Lee. (Added Author). Schuyler, Philip Daniel, 1946- (Writer of added commentary).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library CD 40100-40103 Disc 1 37684001098295 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Stan Getz Library CD 40100-40103 Disc 2 37684001098296 Annex Copy hold Available -
Stan Getz Library CD 40100-40103 Disc 3 37684001098297 Annex Copy hold Available -
Stan Getz Library CD 40100-40103 Disc 4 37684001098298 Annex Copy hold Available -
Stan Getz Library CD 40100-40103 Suppl. 37684001098299 Annex Copy hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 4 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 volume (120 pages : illustrations ; 14 x 20 cm)
  • Publisher: [Atlanta, Georgia] : Dust to Digital, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Booklet contains both the original liner notes by Paul Bowles as well as later commentary for the current release.
Includes download code on card in book.
Compact disc.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 (sung and played by Si Mohammed Bel Hassan Soudani, in Marrakech) -- 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 ch├Ębii = 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.
Participant or Performer Note:
Various Moroccan performers.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in Morocco, 1959 August 8-December 14.
Summary, etc.:
Field recordings made in Morocco by Paul Bowles under the auspices of the Library of Congress.
Language Note:
Performed variously in Arabic, various Berber dialects, or Hebrew.
Subject: Folk music > Morocco.
Berbers > Morocco > Music.
Popular music > Morocco > 1951-1960.
Genre: Popular music.
Folk music.
Field recordings.

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