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The rhaita or ghaita is a double reed instrument from Northern Africa. A double reed is a type of reed which allows various wind instruments to create sound. ... Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

It is one of the primary instruments used by the Master Musicians of Joujouka, a famous traditional music ensemble from Morocco. The Master Musicians of Joujouka are a musical ensemble from the village of Jajouka (or Joujouka), in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco. ...

The rhaita was also featured in the three Lord of the Rings soundtracks by Howard Shore, specifically in the Mordor theme. American composer John Corigliano calls one of the movements of his 1975 Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra "Rhaita Dance," asking the oboist to imitate a rhaita by pushing the reed further into his or her mouth. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring movie poster (2001) The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three live action films, directed by Peter Jackson. ... Howard Shore Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian film composer. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mordor is the dwelling place of Sauron, in the southeast of Middle-earth to the East of Anduin, the great river. ... John Corigliano (born February 16, 1938) is an American composer of classical music. ...

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Recording review: Morocco (672 words)
The ritual music of the Aissawa Sufis tends to be among the most extreme and emotionally intense found in Morocco.
The focus is on voice and percussion, usually with the addition of the double-reeded ghaita in a few pieces.
Accompanied by the ghaitas through to the end, the tension is almost unrelieved.
Mizmar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
In Lebanon and Syria, it is influenced by the Turkish zurna, a higher-pitched version of the mizmar, and may also be known in those countries as a zamr or zamour, as well as mizmar.
In Morocco a similar instrument is called ghaita or rhaita.
Along with belly dancing, the mizmar may accompany the dabke, a folkloric line dance found in Lebanon and Syria.
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