By Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett
Enticing and enlightening, this consultant explores African music's kinds, musicians, tools, and position within the lifetime of the folk. A discography categorised through state, subject matter, staff, and tool is additionally included.
Original variation: 1969
English translation: 1975, Josephine Bennett
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A maze of tunnels and alleys dotted with hidden mansions, the medina’s architecture is ideal for the climate, as the narrow streets are cool in summer and warm in winter. As space ran out, residents built upwards, constructing vaults and rooms above the streets. This gives the central lanes a subterranean feel, with shafts of sunlight filtering through. Apparently the vaults had to be built high enough to accommodate a loaded camel. In the 19th century, the French developed the Ville Nouvelle, depriving the medina of its role.
Restaurants touristiques are more formal, and not just for tourists, despite the name. They’re assessed by the ONTT (national tourist office), marked with one to three forks, serve Tunisian and international specialities, and serve alcohol. Cafés in Tunisia range from stand-up pâtisseries fit for a swallow of caffeine and a pastry to leisurely male-dominated gossip havens, where clientele play chess and dominoes and smoke sheeshas – tobacco water pipes. These contraptions cool the fragrant smoke, making for a gentle puff with attendant musical gurgle; you can have mwassi (honeysoaked) or tufa (apple-flavoured) tobacco.
There’s rarely a children’s menu, but kids can share dishes or choose from the starters. In the resorts you’ll have tons of child-friendly choices as many restaurants serve chicken, crepes, pasta, pizzas, sandwiches and so on. Baby food and formula milk are available from pharmacies. If you’re spending the day sightseeing, it’s a good idea to take a picnic, in case you can’t find any suitable food along the way. Travelling with young children, it’s handy to stay somewhere with some kitchen facilities, so you can prepare some meals rather than constantly eating out.
African Music: A People's Art by Francis Bebey, Josephine Bennett