Haddous drumming is a traditional type of drumming that is played on special occasions, ceremonies and weddings.
Hadous tradition uses a hand drum made of animal skin.
During this preparation families and friends together prepare traditional foods such as tajines made of sheep, beef and goat and couscous along with the ceremonial meal of taraoit which is eaten the next day.
There is often a separate men’s dinner that takes place a day or two before the wedding event.
Typically, it consists of two large choruses engaging in call-and-response vocals, accompanied by instrumentalists and dancers.
Since this music requires anywhere from 20 to 150 participants, it is not easily portable and so rarelyheard in the cities.
Then a Henna (beberiska ceremony) begins whereby the brides hands and feet of the bride and her party are painted with henna.
The bride’s designs are always the most intricate and the various floral and geometric designs are worn to bring good luck and increase fertility.On the way to the Valley of Roses, your driver will stop for you to view the Capp et Florale shops and rose gardens in the small kasbah town that manufacture the entire nations products of eau de rose.The rose water and other products such as hand and body soaps, oil, crème perfume and dried flowers are for sale and also popular among Moroccans. With ten tons of petals required to produce a few liters of precious oil, the harvest is understandably a labor of love and the culminating festivities of the annual Rose Festival are all the livelier for it. Traditions and ceremonies differ in each part of the world and Morocco is no exception. Just as in the west, every Moroccan wedding is different, and families from different regions whether it be cities or villages try to make their children’s weddings unique.There are a few common themes and events that occur over the course of a wedding, and knowing what to expect if you attend one is important.The bride is then decorated with heavy silver jewelry (in modern day often 24 carat gold given by the groom to the bride), unqiue family air looms such as a tasfift (which is word on the head) a fibula set which is worn across the brides chest among other old pieces.