Violeta Ruano Portraits of Saharawi Music

Calling the youth

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    Violeta Ruano Portraits of Saharawi Music

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    Al Aiun, Saharawi refugee camps

  • Performers

    Bueibu, Tarba (singer, female / percussion)

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    Violeta Ruano

  • Abstract

    This song belongs to the national repertoire of early revolutionary music composed before exile between 1973 and 1975 by Polisario Front founder El Uali Mustapha Sayed and other friends. This music was a re-adaptation of traditional music with revolutionary lyrics and new instrumentation such as the guitar. It had the function of spreading the message of the anti-colonial revolution throughout all the Saharawi population. This is a calling for the youth to join the revolution and continue the struggle. The performance occasion was a private session organised by the musician in her house. Tarba Bueibu normally performs at national events with the national opera, but she does not consider herself a professional musician. She was playing a plastic bucket as a drum.

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    Photograph of Tarba during the session

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