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Amnat Aichata (The Kennedy Center)

Amnat Aichata

The Guedra dance is one of the fundamental elements in the folkloric repertoire of the South of Morocco, a region born from a rich historical background and patriotic pluralism. It is often considered the cultural identity of the South of Morocco, a mysterious and true receptacle of diversity. The Guedra draws its name from its unique instrument: a clay pot covered by animal skin, usually camel or cow skin. The performers sing their love and clap while kneeling down around this clay pot. This mono-instrumental composition does not affect the harmonical complexity and the vocal technique related to the dance.

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Amnat Aichata 7/28/08: Amnat Aichata

Amnat Aichata brings to life the rich cultural tradition of the guedra dance, often considered the cultural identity of the South of Morocco, a mysterious and true receptacle of diversity.

Amnat Aichata

Amnat Aichata brings to life the rich cultural tradition of the guedra dance, often considered the cultural identity of the South of Morocco, a mysterious and true receptacle of diversity.

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