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Category: Morocco

Tuesday, September 7th

sounds of Morocco

Maalem Mohamed Guinia (1951-2015, voice, gimbri [aka gumbri]), live, Morocco (Marrakech), 2014

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

What is the self-sufficient self, if not the self that exaggerates its own resources? 

—Leon Wieseltier, “‘The Wise, Too, Shed Tears,'” Liberties (Summer 2021)

Thursday, August 26th

sounds of Morocco

Maalem Mohamed Kouyou (1957-, voice, gimbri [aka gumbri]), live, Morocco (Marrakech), 2014

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe

—Albert Ayler (saxophonist, 1936-1970), album title (1969)

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Tuesday, March 9th

sounds of Morocco and New York

Innov Gnawa, “Foulani Hiriza & Soye,” live, New York, 2015

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, May 31st

Morocco to Brooklyn to Marfa

Innov Gnawa, live, Marfa, Texas, 4/13/18

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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Taking a break—back in a while.

Tuesday, May 24th

sounds of Morocco

Mourad Belouadi, “Mawama,” live, Morocco (M’hamid), 2014


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lagniappe

random thoughts

Note to self: Let your mind be occupied, fully, by the Other.

Saturday, February 27th

sounds of Morocco

Mahmoud Guinia (1951-2015), gimbri (aka guembri, sintir), live, Morocco (Marrakesh), 2015


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Four negatives make a positive.

—John Ashbery (1927-), “The Pie District” (excerpt), Breezeway (2015)

Tuesday, 10/19/10

recipe

3 strings

~20 hands

~10 voices

2 feet

Mix lightly; let rise.

Malem Mustafa Bakbou, gimbri; live; Gnawa lila; Morocco (Marrekech), 1990

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

—Samuel Beckett, Worstword Ho (1983)

Monday, 9/6/10

Morocco—it’s just a click away.

Musical Brotherhoods from the Trans-Saharan Highway, excerpts (2007)

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