Andalous Music- Bajdoub, bouzoubaa3 etc


I have a question about this type of music!
why is it called andalus or ala??
Any place where I can read about it?

Do you read spanish?

Anyway, I try in english, Allah i3wni!

1 - Andalusí, because it comes from Al-Andalus (wher is now Spain).
2 - Al-Ala is originally the instrumental andalusí music. Today in Morocco al-Ala (that means “instrument”) is an orchestra specialisated in arabic-andalusí music. This name makes the difference with other kind of music known as As-samaa’, the vocal music of the zawiat (religious cofradies or groups).
3 - Andalusí music was been firstly developed in Al-Andalus. Then it came from oriental zone of islam empire (Bagdad) a new influence that made that we know now as andalusí music. You can search the name Ziryab, who was supposedly a great musician and innovator in this kind of music.
4 - It was originali interpreted in palaces and gardens by slaves to the great lords.
5 - Is not only arab, there is a jew component also in it, as in al-andalus jew high culture was very close -and mixed sometimes- with arab-muslim culture.
6 - Morocco is where it’s better conserved, by oral tradition, although there is andalusí music in all the muslim historic countries.
7 - There are a few forms of this music that are conserved (supposedly were 24, now it rests 11 in morocco)
8 - Every one of this 11 forms is called nuba, and it corresponds to an hour of the day (but if they play one single nuba, it’s 6 or 7 hours long)
9 - Every nuba has his parts in a structure that can not be changed. But it’s in the interpretation of this structure where is the innovation.
10 - In Morocco is really alive:
- all the importants cities have a conservatory where is studied and played.
- It’s played and sang in many social celebrations, specially religious.
- The more important schools (meaning where are the most important singers and musicians) are nowadays Tanja, Tetwan, Fes and Rabat.
- Now andalusí music is not so popular as it was 100 years ago, but still there are great musicians, and now is also studied, played and most important, recorded also in Europe.
11 - Andalusí music old school:
- Abdelkrim Rais (Fes)
- Mohamed Larbi Ben Temsamani (Tetwan and Tanja)
- Mulay Ahmed Lukily (Rabat)
- Abdessadak Ashakkara (Tetwan)
12 - Andalusí music new school:
- Omar metoui
- Mohamed Serghini al-Arabi
- Bennis AbdelFettah
- Ahmed Zaytouni Sahraoui
13 - Spanish andalusí speciallists (also composers and players):
- Luis Delgado
- Eduardo Paniagua

Ok, that’s something to begin. Just put in google some of these names and enjoy their music!

Yes I speak fluent spanish, and read and write… thanks though! :^^:
Me encanta el espanol!

wa inglezia dyalik mzyan bezzaf!!!

Thanks so much for the information!!
I have a few questions…how would you spell ziryab in arabic script?
Also how would you spell, samaa’ in arabic script??

And is hajj mohamed bajdoub not really important or famous?

Also the andalusi music that has words, what are the words?
who writes them?

are they muwashahat?