Sunday, October 12, 2008

 

Oudaden






Side 1
Ibadl Zmane
Itine Al Hame
Track 3

Side 2
Bab Noujmile
Aman Ya Dnine Aya

This tape of music from Morocco appears here thanks to Jon Leland, who says:

There appear to be only 4 track titles but the first side has three tracks. one is shorter though so it might be part of one of the others, i just don't know which one.

There is a road that goes from Marrakech into the Ourika valley at the foothills of the Atlas mountains and ends at the Setti Fatma waterfalls, a small tourist attraction. There are small homes, cafes, and hotels alongside the road the whole way up, and at some point I stopped at a cafe which was next to a booth filled with tapes and cds. I tried to ask the vendor for a suggestion but there was just too much and he didn't play anything that really caught my ear. Then while I was eating and watching women who lived in the valley washing carpets in the river down from the road, this tape came blasting out of the booth. Drenched in reverb and delay and accompanying the view of clouds moving across the mountains in front of me, it was a magical sound, so I bought the tape. Later I listened to it over and over driving through the Sahara with no A/C.

Oudaden is the plural of oudad, which I think is the animal depicted on the covers of almost all of their tapes. The arabic on the cover just says Oudaden so I guess this tape has no title.

Comments:
lovely Berber music. ram-theme a plus!
 
to steal your phrase, these are jams by which to live
 
oh shit
 
Oudaden are one of the most famous berber music groups from the souss. If you have a chance, catch them live at the timitar festival each year in july in agadir/morocco. 100.000 people celebrating their music. :-)
b*indi
 
Wow - I'm glad the music in no way resembles the cover art. This is absolutely gorgeous. Great production too. Not that I really come to this site to hear great production, but it certainly adds a lot here. Wonderful. Thanks!
 
These gentlemen on the cover do resemble Borat and scream trippy Syrian pop. The actual music, however, is much more refreshing and unexpected. Very niiiice.
 
I've recently discovered Moroccan music ... and I'm glad i found this blog.
 
this is outstanding, beautiful music. thank you.
 
It's a beautiful group i love their song, there is the official blog http://oudadenelfoua78.unblog.fr/ all their lives in different cities and countries enjoy it!
 
yeah, this is one of the best one's i've heard, right up there with Boubacar and Mahmoud Guinia. Righteous.
 
and to think i would have missed this one if not for the mudd up post with track 3...

one of my favorite tapes yet. so incredible.

looking forward to more great finds in 09!
 
these gentlemen are simply very good thank you for this website I knew not :
http://oudadenelfoua78.unblog.fr very nice thks
 
Beautiful stuff, thank you
 
i was on that very same road not two weeks ago on my way to the falls. i know the tape stall. although the cassette vendors don't always find something to fit your fancy, aren't they amazingly generous in morocco letting you listen to and unwrapping almost anything?? anyway, thanks for this post. i collected a big ol bag of cassettes over there and would love to share them too. i'll find a way damn it. until then....
 
Awesome.
Thanx a lot.

-Allisone-
 
i don't kno a thing about moroccan music but i love this!
 
I've just posted another great Oudaden album over here:

http://snapcrackleandpops.blogspot.com/

Thanks for all the amazing music, you've provided me with countless hours of pleasure.
 
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it's Awesome.
 
hi man how are you doing???,
thank you for posting these best oudaden's songs
by the way am a moroocain student and i have been loking severaal times for these songs especially this album but never find it in moroccains's albums and i was surprized when i found them lastly in your own blog
thnks you so much and if you want more about this groupe just contact me
warho2006@hotmail.com
 
Hello from Agadir Morocco!!!

I really surprized when the non Moroccan citizens loved oudaden music!!!! I believe you don't understand what Abdellah Elfoua(the singer and banjo player of oudaden groupe) saying when he singing but you loved just his magical tunes LOL,

Well,thanks for ur atention to this type of traditional berber music
Live Morocco,Souss

I'm Abdellah,
 
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