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"Chaby" written by Bouchaib Bidoui
(Recorded at Complex Touristique, Ouarzazate, 6/9/97 )

 
After a long drive from Marrakech, over the High Atlas Mountains, we arrived in Ouarzazate late in the afternoon. We checked into our hotel and then went to the local tourist office. They told us about a tourist venue where we could see many styles of music under one roof. The tourist office called on our behalf and we were invited as guests. Just as in Al Fassia we were able to record an after-hours performance of a popular Moroccan love song from the 1950s written by Bouchaib Bidoui.The instruments are the kemence (violin), dumbeck (hand drum), lud (see track 3) and floor tom from a western trap kit.