Ait Hadiddu field recordings
Six reel to reel tapes of Berber music and soundscapes from the Moroccan High Atlas Mountains, recorded in August 1961 among the Ait Hadiddu people, were purchased by the Pitt Rivers Museum in 1963. The recordings were made by members of the Oxford University Expedition to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, and a related document gives some context and song translations.
The music includes examples of violin and drum playing, men and women singing, and some soundscapes recorded in markets, inside a mosque, and at a Festival at Rich. The collection includes several examples of Berber poets singing love songs, beggars singing for charity in Rabat Market, and poets praising the Prophet and also the King of Morocco (Hassain II).