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A new prayer from Morocco

Meknes, Morocco. A cry rings out from a minaret over the streets of Meknes, calling people to prayer. This classic North African field recording was contributed by Gavin Prior, and picked up by Oxford-based sound artist Alex Hehir to reimagine.

He’s taken the rich, melodic reverbs of the prayer field recording as his starting point and created a beautiful new soundscape of sweeping drones, building wonderfully on the atmosphere of the original.

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