22A-2 Dance (2 tbola, qsbah changing to rhaita)
Music of the Beni Ouriaghel Tribe
Performers: Elements of both the Mouh Taieb and the Morsan ensembles
Recorded by Paul Bowles at Einzoren, Morocco.
September 10, 1959
"Lalla Bouya is not a title, but the designation of a genre. Often this is the case in Moroccan music. Titles are supplied because they are asked for at the time of recording, but the music is not generally conceived of by the musicians as having formal titles. The ones they supply my request are always subject to change, since they often invented on the spot, more for identification purposes than anything else.
At one point during the dance the Caid sent a messenger across to tell the Maalem Sallem to let the rhaita take over; the rhaita is generally thought more highly than the qsbah or liara. I suspect that the esteem which Moroccans have for it is partially due to their overpowering sound."
Bowles, Paul F. "Einzoren." 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