Ramadan Prayer

Posted by len on November 13th, 2006

Early this morning Sue and I were awakened around 5am by bizarre music, soft, but filling the night sky. It was, like all sounds happening that early and filling the air, from a distant mosque, or possibly several. It reminded me of audio that I captured several weeks ago during our second night in Morocco. It was one of the last days of Ramadan (the holy lunar month of fasting) and shortly before sunrise, while the sky was still pitch black, we heard an eerie vocalist. After several days it stopped being quite so eerie and just funky. One night I grabbed the Squid Cam and captured the sound as heard from our hotel room. I remember my first impression was being reminded of the spooky horn sounds from the death machines in Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. The audio is linked through You Tube.

9 Responses to “Ramadan Prayer”

  1. soren Says:

    This video is no longer availiable.

  2. len Says:

    Thanks Soren. Fixed it. YouTube can be kind of finnicky about formats it seems.

  3. Cathy Says:

    Mom H wants to know if you got your “charger thing” that she sent you.

  4. Joanie Says:

    Hi guys!!! I had forgotten to check out your blog — busy with John and Camille’s new babies as well as a new dude for me…anyway, reading it’s been a blast and a nice break from rotomating &^%$@#!@ Topher Grace!!! Sounds like you guys have some adjusting to do but kudos to you for packing up and doing something most folks’d just daydream about. I’m sure as you roam around you’ll find a place that suits you better…do you have an actual address yet? Is there anything you guys need? You just lemme know. Have fun! As-Salaam-Alaikum (izzat right?)

  5. Jeanene Carvajal Says:

    Wow! That is pretty cool and eerie. How are breakfasts in Morocco?

  6. sue Says:

    You’ll know when we receive our digital camera “charger thing” that Mom sent because Actual Photos will begin to appear on this blog, finally.

  7. len Says:

    Breakfast in Morocco is pretty much coffee (or tea), orange juice, and a pastry. Finding anything outside that is not easy. They supposedly have good, simple omelettes around but I’ve never had one.

  8. Dan Says:

    It sounds like the machines from war of the worlds because it IS the machines from war of the worlds. run len, RUN!!!!

  9. Rick Says:

    < a href = “http://google.com/?p=1&lol= granules@pertinence.burn“>.< / a >…

    ñïàñèáî çà èíôó!…

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