Desert Blues – Poetry or a Powerful Weapon of Peace
Merzouga
Eastern Morocco

Desert Blues – Poetry or a Powerful Weapon of Peace

Written by the wayfaress

Living in the Sahara, sometimes your ears get tired of the quietness, so you start drumming on a table or a can in order to disturb that silence.

Amongst the different styles of music from the desert is Ahidus or Ahidous. This is the traditional collective performance dance style in many Berber tribes of Southern Morocco and Atlas Mountains, the performance involves dancing while singing poetic songs, performed by groups of men and women standing shoulder to shoulder in a large circle or two facing lines.

The Desert Blues has become a popular music style in the desert, after the young people were introduced to modern instruments which they mixed with the traditional African instruments.

This unique culture and music genre began to arise during and after the French colonisation in some North and West African countries among many of the economically and politically marginalized youths.

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Living in the Sahara, sometimes your ears get tired of the quietness, so you start drumming on a table or a can in order to disturb that silence.

Amongst the different styles of music from the desert is Ahidus or Ahidous. This is the traditional collective performance dance style in many Berber tribes of Southern Morocco and Atlas Mountains, the performance involves dancing while singing poetic songs, performed by groups of men and women standing shoulder to shoulder in a large circle or two facing lines.

The Desert Blues has become a popular music style in the desert, after the young people were introduced to modern instruments which they mixed with the traditional African instruments.

This unique culture and music genre began to arise during and after the French colonisation in some North and West African countries among many of the economically and politically marginalized youths.

Read more about Desert Blues