"The frekha is a piece of light instrumental music based on Andaluz themes. Since it is not considered to be art-music, it allows a fairly wide margin for invention and the incorporation of material from other genres. The lute solo at the opening is a case in point. It borrows heavily from the Egyptian manner of exploiting the oud. Mohammed ben Heuniya, is the oud soloist"
Bowles, Paul F. "Meknes." 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.