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Saturnian Paradigms in North Africa / with Salma of Bayt Zuhal

December 09, 2023 J.M. Hamade
starnightdwell
Saturnian Paradigms in North Africa / with Salma of Bayt Zuhal
Show Notes

On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Salma of Bayt Zuhal (House of Saturn). We begin with a deep dive into Gnawa culture and ceremony, as well as how it compares with other traditions in Morocco and elsewhere. As apart of this exploration we get into the various spirit categories of the Gnawa Lila ceremony. After speaking a little bit about Sufism, we move into discussing more about Salma's personal journey as well as the notion of 'Ancestral Futurism,' so emphasized by her House of Saturn platform. This last portion can be found on Patreon with the full episode.

Intro Song:
Bel Akhal - Lalla Mimouna · M'allem Sam (Mohammed Zourhbat), M'allem Hmidah (Ahmed Boussou)
Les Maîtres du Guembri, Volume V, The Masters of Guimbri, Gnawa Leila
NordSud
Released on: 1993-01-01

Second Song:
Recording by Salma of Bayt Zuhal, attributed to the group Boulila and Friends

Bayt Zuhal Info:
IG @baytzuhal
Bayt Zuhal Substack & 'Saturnian Paradigms in North Africa' Article:
https://baytzuhal.substack.com/p/intro-gnawa-saturnian-paradigms-in
Bayt Zuhal Linktree with more articles and resources:
https://linktr.ee/baytzuhal

As always you can find full episodes of the podcast as well as support us at patreon.com/starnightdwell as well as more info on me @starnightdwell on socials and starnightdwell.com