Performers: Maalem Taieb ben Mbarek and Cheikhats
Recorded by Paul Bowles
At Marrakech, Morocco
November 1, 1959
Haouziya music is a genre which is at its most successful when the performers manage to arrive simultaneously at a state of exaltation. If this fails to happen, the music is not very moving. If it does happen, the listener as well as the musicians can be transported to a quasi-mystical state.
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.