The Sounds Of Moroccan Culture
From the ancient folk pieces of the Berber mountain communities, to the Arab-Andalusian music of the cities, to the roots-fusion that you'll hear blaring from taxi radios and café ghetto blasters, music is the ultimate expression of Morocco's culture.
The gimbri (also known as the sintir or hajhuj), is a plucked lute with three strings. The strings are tuned with a tuning noose, which can be raised and lowered to change the pitch. The gimbri tone is bass. The gimbri used in Chaabi music was borrowed from the Gnawa tradition. Each design is unique and no two are alike. Also, if you are not musically inclined, they make great decor and are an interesting discussion piece.