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In The Name Of God
(Recorded at the Tuesday Market, Ait Ourir, Morocco 6/17/97)

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Rwais are wandering poets who sing about current events, love, their devotion to Allah and the loneliness felt during their travels. They will entertain you over shared fava bean soup or tajine served with bread, olives and mint tea in the market cafes. Accompanying themselves on lotar and or rebab, the music begins with a free form improvisation that introduces the melody before a structured rhythm ushers in the body of the song.