Rich of field recordings on agricultural and feeding practices of Sahara’s desert population in the years 1955-1975, the Ahaggar area corpus of the ethnologist Marceau Gast1 also contains a few songs and some instrumental pieces.
Some are parts of ceremonies like weddings, others are recorded during informal moments, most are in link with agricultural works. This call and response labour song is a pervasive pattern, with some verses in tamahaq (tuareg langage) and some in arabic. Continuer la lecture de Singing planting wheat
- Marceau Gast (1927-2010), ethnologist, is a food specialist in the Sahara, Yemen an Alps area