What can I say? Beautiful, beguiling music from the Rif mountains of Morocco recorded by Iain Adams in the late '60s and released as a private pressing in 1972. There are some quite fantastic field recordings here, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.
"This record doesn't attempt to reproduce anything other than a microcosm of music from the north of Morocco. The Gnaoua and the mitah players and drummers are musicians who get paid, in cash or kind. The rest of the tracks were recorded when I was lucky enough to be with a family of mountain people near Tangiers. They have few possessions, they cannot read or write, they live on what they raise and grow - when you hear their music, its hardly necessary to add that they play music for pleasure."
Check out the photos above for all the info you could want and some lovely notes.
Get it HERE.