Note: Abdellatif ar-Riffi explains that these members of the Hamadcha Sufi Brotherhood are all tanners -t hey work in the famous tanneries of Fes, producing various leather goods. Lomax note: "8 hourglass drums – 3 ft long, carried on the shoulders."
About the session: 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.
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