Moroccan Music Collection (Bowles, Paul, collector)
This collection consists of audio recordings, photographs, and accompanying documentation of Moroccan folk, popular, and art music collected by writer/composer Paul Bowles (1910- ). The collection includes recordings Bowles made in 1959 during a four-month field project sponsored by the Library of Congress with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation as well as additional field recordings that he made between 1960-62. Bowles captured vocal and instrumental (including dance) music of various tribes and other indigenous populations at 23 locations throughout the country. In 1972, the Library of Congress issued a 2-record LP set, "Music of Morocco," containing selections from the collection.
The index to recordings prepared by Bowles, arranged numerically by tape side in chronological order, includes AFS numbers, song titles, performers, and recording locations. The field notes, also arranged numerically by tape side in chronological order, provide more detailed description of each recording, including date, place, performers, song titles, musical instruments, and other pertinent information.
Listening and viewing access to the collection is unrestricted.
Duplication of the recorded materials may be governed by copyright and other restrictions. In addition to standard permission requirements, publication of the recorded materials requires permission of the collector.