Shop now Shop Clothing clo_fly_aw15_NA_shoes Shop All Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop Amazon Fire TV Shop now Shop Fire HD 6 Shop Kindle Voyage Shop Now Shop now
Kassidat: Raw 45s from Mo... has been added to your Basket

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £4.74

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available

Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco

1 customer review

Price: £11.17 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
26 new from £6.15 1 used from £6.14
£11.17 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by Fulfillment Express and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Save £20 on with the aqua Classic card. Get an initial credit line of £250-£1,200 and build your credit rating. Representative 32.9% APR (variable). Subject to term and conditions. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco
  • +
  • Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s from Yemen
  • +
  • Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s from the Thai Countryside
Total price: £35.78
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (16 Sept. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Dust To Digital
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,176 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.

Song TitleArtist Time Price
  1. Zine Mlih (Sublime Beauty)Mohamed Bergam 6:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
  2. Aksaid Wili Moudanine (Ask Our Brothers the Immigrants)Rais Haj Omar Wahrouch 5:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Kassidat El Hakka (The Poem of the Truth)Abdellah El Magana 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Makh-Makh (Why, Why?)Fatma Anounya 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Ha Howa Ha Howa (That's Him)Bennasser Oukhouya & Cheikha Hadda Ouakki 5:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Sidi M'bark (Mr. M'bark)Cheikh Mohamed Riffi 5:48£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

"Kassidat: Raw 45s from Morocco" is a full-length album that features six extended tracks from the Golden Age of the Moroccan record industry.|| After Morocco gained its independence in 1956, Moroccan-owned record labels sprouted and flourished in Casablanca. The inexpensive 45 rpm format allowed the record companies to release thousands of songs during the 1960s, creating a snapshot of the raw and hypnotic Berber music that thrived throughout Morocco. Powerful traditional styles were still alive and well at this time and untouched by international pop influences. "Kassidat" looks back at this era and presents it anew for audiences hungry for intense and authentic folk music. David Murray is the curator of Haji Maji (, a blog dedicated to the exploration 78 rpm Asian music, as well as, a blog featuring 78s from around the world. He previously produced Dust-to-Digital's "Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s from the Thai Countryside," as well as the forthcoming "Longing for the Past", a 4 CD set of Southeast Asian 78s. In the digital era, local cultures are dissolving rapidly into a global swirl of data, and in reaction the local is being rediscovered with a mix of nostalgia and constructive revaluation . Kassidat retrieves a selection of Moroccan pop conceived specifically for local ears, recorded in the 1960s, a brief interlude between the retreat of European colonialism in the mid-50s and the advent of the international musical fashions in t he 70s. Acoustic instruments from the region tightly arranged around driving polyrhythms, and poetic lyrics sung with passion in vernacular Arabic ; that's the raw material of these six visceral, smouldering, stylistically various sides gathered from dusty 45 rpm singles. Some of the songs spring from village festivals, others from the streets and marketplaces of Marrakech or other Moroccan cities. Gritty traces of physical place restored to vinyl and recycling evocatively in auditory space. Wire Magazine Incredible collection of traditional Arabic & Berber 45s from the Golden era of Moroccan recording industry. Boomkat

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By the santa cat on 4 July 2015
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Amazing CD.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 1 review
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great fun 8 Jan. 2014
By Photorealist - Published on
Format: Audio CD
As it says in the description, this is a compilation of 45s from after Moroccan independence in 1956. My knowledge of Arabic language music is hardly extensive, but these recordings sound close to traditional with some western influence. Lots of call and response vocals from male and female singers, stringed instruments and drums. I find it both cheerful and danceable, I haven't really wanted to listen to anything else for the past week.
Was this review helpful? Let us know

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for similar items by category