This morning we talked about our last outing to La Caixa. Apart from having a great time enjoying the music, we must reflect on the what we saw, the music we listened to. Now, I hop you all know what the meaning of “The Maghreb” is. Just in case, read the text below.
The Maghreb or Maghrib is the name given on geography and history to the northern part of Africa. The Arabic word maghreb means “place where the sun sets”, i.e. The west, in opposition to mashriq “place where the sun rises”, i.e. The east. The Maghreb comprises the political units of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania. To the north, the region is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, running from the Straits of Gibraltar southwestwards to the deserts of Mauritania. The eastern most accepted boundary is Egypt.
The concert we went to this week aimed at showing some examples of music from this part of the world. It also tried to emphasize how people from different cultures use music and traditions, such as tea drinking, to establish links and to communicate with others.
HOMEWORK. Tuesday 22nd November. task 1: have you any of these countries appeared in the news? why? What happened?
HOMEWORK .Tuesday 22nd November task 2: in post 1.en.29 we watched a video of a girl making mint tea. Now, watch another video with subtitles in French, Arabic and English showing a slightly different recipe. Are there any differences compared with the tea prepared by Alia. What are the differences? Ingredients? Steps in making tea? utensils? Post your commnets to the blog and copy your answers in your notebook.
Here follow some images from this week outing. You will also find some of the instruments the musicians used during the concert.
- Homework task 3. Tuesday 22nd November. look at the questions about the musical instruments and answer them in your notebook. Post your commnets about the outing to the blog.
- Can you match them with their names?
- Which instrument is missing in the small photos that was played by the director of the group?
- You might need to do some internet research in order to answer this question.
These were the musicians we saw. This way you might find it easier to match the instruments with their names:
Hamed Soulimane, violin, karkabas and vocals
Mohamed Ayoub: vocals and ud
Aziz Khodari: darbuka, daf, riq and bendir
Said Elhrizi: drum, karkabas and guembri
Joan Rectoret: electric bass
Lluís Pinyot: banjo
- Did you like the concert?
- Did you have a good time?
- Who will be responsible for watering the plant we were given as a present?
HOMEWORK . task 4: Finally check this on line exercise to see if you know how to make a mint tea ?
There are 10 steps, and you only need to decide what the correct order is Write the correct order
Some music for the weekend: a Tarara version by Camarón and a performance of the musicians you saw at La Caixa in Barcelona, Orquestra Arab de Barcelona with Omar Sosa. Enjoy!