Note: Lomax describes the ceremony dedicated to Moulay Idriss, which includes a flag procession, incense, and dancing. At the end of the track, the musicians of the Tariqa Aissaouia enter, playing the ghaita and chanting 'Allah daim' (God is Eternal).
About the session: More recordings from the moussem of Moulay Idriss in Fes. This session comprises mostly religious folk songs and music of Sufi orders (ar. turuq, sing: tariqa). The tradition of celebration and veneration of holy men (ar. auliya') such as Moulay Idriss stems from Sufism, the mystical strand of Islamic belief, and several turuq incorporate music into their ritual practice, including the Hamadcha and 'Aissaouia orders.
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