"In these numbers the complement of performers had swelled to twenty-eight, and was inclined to split into two separate groups, both singing the same music and doing the same dance. Inasmuch as two groups make for confusion, particularly in the dark and with a crowd of several hundred men and boys pressing in (no women were present) I attempted to keep them together, but it was impossible. (I might add that at ten o’clock at night the temperature was still 108 degrees in front of the entrance to the borj.) Here the instruments are the same as in reel 9B, with the addition of tismamain, a set of three small brass finger-cymbals.”
Bowles, Paul F. "Tafraout." 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.