“Again the recording session was held in the military headquarters, with many armed guards standing about. However, since this was not tribal music, the government had no part in the negotiations; it merely lent us the place and allowed us to use its electricity.
The instrumentation for this group was: one rebab, two guinbris and naqous.
Unfortunately the rebab makes the harshest sound known to music, and the inclusion of one in any group alters the sonority of the group considerably. The naqous is usually a brake-drum, hit with two small metal mallets, although it can be practically any object which gives off the desired sound.”
Bowles, Paul F. "Tiznit." in Folk, Popular, and Art Music of Morocco. The Paul Bowles Moroccan Music Collection. Washington, DC: American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 1959-1962.
The Paul Bowles Moroccan Music Collection (AFC 1960/001), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Courtesy of the Paul Bowles Estate and Irene Hermann / Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies.