Performers: Cheikha Haddouj bent Fatma Rohou and Ensemble
Guinbri by Mustapha ben Mohammed
Recorded by Paul Bowles
At Khenifra, Morocco
October 20, 1959
"There were six girls, divided into two groups of three each. One group had one bendir; the other had two. The singing was antiphonal. There was also a man playing a guinbri strung with lute gut. The presence of the guinbri is unusual, and is obviously a relatively recent innovation; it is not found in the music of the other tribes of the region t the Beni Mtir, and the Beni Mguild. (See tapes 1A, 2A,3A, 4A, 5A, 5B, 6A, 6B.)
Bowles, Paul F. "Khenifra." 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.