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Women’s tenacious non-acculturation to international Judaism is performed through the maintenance of local traditions marking the specificity of their local group. Their sonic role in maintaining historically local lineages continues within circumscribed familial, geographic and linguistic spaces. Bands of sonic belonging become a form of constructing the space of Jewishness and its gradations within Moroccan society through sound, song and context. Mme. Azeroual’s songs fall into the local core repertoire band, establishing sonic locality to the Tafilalet region of Morocco, home to the Moroccan Jewish Saint the Baba Sale, and the Alaouite Royal Dynasty.

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Gendered Locality

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