Performers: Maalem Taieb ben Mbarek and Ensemble
Recorded by Paul Bowles
At Marrakech, Morocco
October 28, 1959
The Haouz is the great plain that surrounds the city of Marrakech; anything connected with the region is called haouziya. This group comprised two kamenjas, two tarijas, one mgahs (a pair of leather-worker's shears with the points truncated) and one solo voice, which in this case was the Maalem's.
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.