Recorded by Paul Bowles
At Marrakech, Morocco
December 18, 1959
"The stylization of Soussi minstrels is so great that similarities between the music they make and the original material upon which it is allegedly based, are obscured; it has become a genre all by itself. Thus, although this tape is supposed to be a song belonging to the Haha Tribe near Tamanar, it is extremely difficult to hear any particular likeness in it to Haha music. If there is any strictly local style whose character has been retained in these large groups of wandering ' Souassa, it is that of the region of Tiznit. (Compare tapes numbers 8A and 8B, recorded in Tiznit.)"
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.