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Ahouach (a.k.a. Ahwach, Ahwash) refers to a folkloric style of music and associated dance from southern Morocco. an Ahwach session is held by a number of performers (sometimes more than 20 performers) from both men and women (in some regions; only men) playing on the rhythms of drums while chanting, Ahwach is famous in the Amazigh (berber) regions of Morocco, especially, the region of Ouarzazate, Zagoura, Souss.

The root h-w-sh means "dance", but the term ahwash encompasses
1) general idea of (musical) performance
2) An evening of song and dance
3) a single piece and
4) the dance section of a single piece.
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Taken at:rendezvous-de-la-musique 2013

Aslim, Agdz, Souss-Massa-Dra‚, Marokko

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