Sala Morocco's Cha3bana et La Tradition Du Malhoun
09:07:17 PM Wednesday Mar 18, 2009
This is a wonderful home video shot in 1985. Moroccans appear celebrating the start of Ramdan, I believe, by chanting a traditional form of music called Malhoun. Malhoun uses Moroccan Darija, unlike Andaloussi which uses Classical Arabic mainly. Malhoun, to me, seems to focus more on singing the story which is always highly poetic in form, than music. The music is usually simple rythms and melodies. The power of Malhoun is in the vocal performance and the meaning of the lyrics which are usually made up of Moroccan idioms, proverbs and play of words sometimes hard to understand by the new generation, and I speak for myself here.
In this second video, Moroccans from Sala appear singing Malhoun in a traditional cafe that doubles for an underground conservatory of Malhoun music. This usually takes place on the seventh day after the Mouloud, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
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