Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco


Description: Features six extended tracks from the Golden Age of the Moroccan record industry. “Kassidat”, the Arabic word for poetry, is one of the essential ingredients in Moroccan song. Despite the bewildering array of musical styles in Morocco, the Moroccan sense of poetry is found throughout the music, regardless of the style or language. This isn’t the language of high art, but an often impenetrable vernacular poetry of oblique references, symbols, metaphors, and double entendres that describes the lives of average Moroccans.
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Availability: In Stock

Price: $12.00

1. Mohamed Bergam – “Zine Mlih (Sublime Beauty)”
2. Rais Haj Omar Wahrouch – “Aksaid Wili Moudanine (Ask Our Brothers the Immigrants)”
3. Abdellah el Magana – “Kassidat el Hakka (The Poem Of The Truth)”
1. Jmimi, Lekbir and Fatma Anounya – “Makh-Makh (Why, Why?)”
2. Bennasser Oukhouya and Cheikha Hadda Ouakki – “Ha Howa Ha Howa (That’s Him)”
3. Cheikh Mohamed Riffi – “Sidi M’Bark (Mr. M’bark)”