Re: Morocco, Paul Bowles and népha.
<remsitas <at> yahoo.invalid>
2001-09-01 15:22:26 GMT
Thanks for the cd reference. I did not know that
disk. I have a collection of chamber works on Koch, and
a very nice survey entitled MIGRATIONS on Largo,
including the charming Concerto for Two Pianos and the
enchanting NIGHT WALTZ. He may not have been a GREAT
composer, but he was certainly interesting, non-portentous
and witty.<br><br>I have seen favourable references
to the book by ChÃ©rie Nutting, which interests me
precisely because of its pictures. Most books about Morocco
take a National Geographic approach to the country,
exploiting the merely picturesque. Alas, how to explore a
culture in any depth without knowing the language? Yes,
yes, there IS that. <br><br>I have encountered a
similar difficulty exploring Moroccan Classical music.
Most "world music" reference guides take a "Global
Trash" point of view that I do not find at all suitable.
<br><br>I wonder if North Africans preponderantly take
their snuff French-style, with a pinch, or Ã la
Prusienne, on the back of the hand? In such a hot climate
snuff would seem the ideal way to enjoy
tobacco.<br><br>Finally, GraemeÂ—have you ever taken snuff or smoked your
pipe in the desert night? Any permanent conclusions?