Sunday, March 17, 2013

Old School Âbidat Errma

Here's some raw, old-school âbidat errma. Unlike the tapes I posted last week, which featured young lads riding the revival in the early 2000's, this much older recording features some real oldsters! I hear some metal percussion here, but it doesn't sound like scissors to me - I can't hear the distinctive opening and closing sound. On the other hand, the j-card does feature a gentleman playing the scissors (lower right corner).

Some of these songs are also performed as part of the âita repertiore. You can hear a longer version of Âda ya L-Khayl performed by the incomparable Fatna Bent El Houcine & Ouled Ben Aguida here.

02) Al-Âloua

05) Al-Ghaba
06) Âda ya L-Khayl

Grab it all here.


  1. I have no idea what this is or what it will sound like... but I do know I'm going to have fun finding out... thanks very much!