Vacation in Sidi Ifni On the Shores of the Atlantic, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Sidi Ifni, Seacoast View

Sidi Ifni is some two hour’s drive from Agadir and is unique because of its much admired Spanish Art Deco buildings built when it was a Spanish enclave from 1934-1969. A vacation in Morocco’s Sidi Ifni on the shores of the Atlantic of Agadir is a great way to pass the summer months. The cliff top views of the sea at Sidi Ifni and the beach are impressive. There are two buildings built like ships with portholes near the steps down to the beach and there is a striking lighthouse overlooking the sea. A former church now the law courts and a former Spanish consulate with its windows bricked up lie around the Place Hassan II, formerly Plaza de Espana along with the governor’s house which is now a royal palace.

A number of the old Spanish buildings have undergone some renovation and have been freshly painted in white and blue. In July and August a sea mist sometimes shrouds the sea and the cliff top caused by the colder sea hitting the sun baked shore.

 

Sidi Ifni, Art Deco Architecture

There are long avenues and Spanish streets still with their original street names like Calle Gomara and Calle Ceuta as they were when the Spanish population left the town in 1969. Just off the beach is the former cable car rigged up to ferry supplies up the cliff to the town. The old cable car can still be seen and was an ingenious way to deliver supplies to the town from Tenerife. There is also a disused airfield which now hosts a lively souk with bric a brac displays of old antiques reminiscent of such seaside haunts as Brighton in the UK. There are also displays of carpets, kelims, Berber jewelry and other handicrafts along with many vegetable sellers . Sidi Ifni is also a market town and the Berber Ait Baamrane tribe are the inhabitants of the surrounding agricultural region. The streets of the Moroccan built part of the town lies under a large hill and are lined with pavement sellers and cafes and there is relaxed atmosphere combining a rural market day on Sunday with the town’s attraction as a seaside resort . There is also a covered souk selling Moroccan dresses and djellabahs as well as other handicrafts and toys. Sidi Ifni has an important fishing industry with a special fishing port and there are many different types of fish for sale in the souk’s municipal fish market.

Sidi Ifni Beach

In the late 1950’s the Moroccan Liberation Army which fought in small guerilla bands waged a determined war against the Spanish Foreign Legion winning back Laayoune and the south and finally most of the Sidi Ifni region. The Sidi Ifni war was called the forgotten war but it involved the Baamrane tribe and the region in sustained fighting. On my trip to Sidi Ifni via Tiznit from Marrakech I travelled with a Moroccan friend and his family. We stayed at my friend’s uncle’s farm in the Ait Baamrane countryside in a valley surrounded by mountains. Beside the farm was a well constructed well which had been left by the French who had stationed a battalion there whilst pacifying the area. The rest of the camp had been erased. My friend told me that his father fought with the Moroccan Liberation Army from 1955-7. He recounted how a Spanish patrol forced their way into his father’s house looking for him but he was not there. His mother and the two older children, then very small were frightened but unharmed. His father eventually joined the Moroccan Army and ended up as a senior sergeant at Army headquarters in Marrakech. He retired and died earlier this year, I had known him for over 20 years. His name was Jama Ait Bausakif. With the years of fighting and the suffering and losses involved in what is still living memory, it is not surprising that Moroccans are reluctant to remeber their colonial past and refurbish the Spanish Art Deco buildings. In fact a number of buildings have been renovated but more remains to be done and it is expensive.

Travelers do like the Art Deco buildings and the town’s administration understand this. Hopefully they can be seen as a delightful architectural experiment, part of Morocco’s heritage from a bygone era. When the French left in 1956 the writing was on the wall for the Spanish inhabitants of Sidi Ifni and they left in 1969 following international pressure from the UN. Sidi Ifni became a sad ghost town. Now it is an enchanting seaside resort and local market town which all can enjoy. The Hotel Suerte Loca and the Hotel Bellevue are recommended and the restaurant Café Nomad. There are even two bars on the beach which is also good for surfing. Ten miles north of Sidi Ifni is the much larger Legzira beach at Sidi Ouarzik and the nearby small town of Mirleft between Tiznit and Sidi Ifni has several fine beaches for surfing and several low cost hotels. There is even an English run bed and breakfast, Sally’s Bn’B and a pub, the Sunset cafe just off the main street.

Where to Stay in Sidi Ifni:

Legzira Beach Club
Phone: +212.670.522.800
Web: www.legzirabeachclub.com

Logis La Marine
Avenue Moulay Abdellah 1,
Sidi Ifni, Maroc
Phone:
+212 6 41 76 60 96
Web: www.logismarine.com

Where to Eat in Sidi Ifni:

Café Restaurant Nomad
Located in the heart of “art deco” of the Spanish colonial city area of Sidi Ifni. Local Moroccan cuisine and seafood.  Beautiful shrimp, sole and  chicken bastilla. Good olive tapenade. Reservations Recommended
Address: ‪5 Avenue Moulay Youseff, Sidi

La Paella de la Playa
An intimate restaurant with homemade cuisine of local falvor. Excellent paella, pulpo- octopus, pasta and the best pesto in the region. Divine fresh fruit juices and  service of the heart describe this restful and well appointed restaurant in Sidi Infni..
Address: ‪Playa de Sidi ifni | ‪Entrada Camping El Barco, Sidi Ifni
Phone: +212 648346594

Café Restaurant Mar Pequena
A vegetarian family friendly restaurant. Serves up good kefta tajine and wonderful fruit juices. Female friendly for those traveling solo.
Address: 20, Av. Elmowahidine, Sidi Ifni,

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Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2014, Your Morocco Tour Guide

20th Annual Fes Festival of Sacred Music

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with the theme Conference of the Birds: Journey of Cultures. It has been twenty years of a musical, spiritual and artistic journey exploring the cultures and traditions of the world, revealed in ever greater depth through concerts, exhibitions, film screenings and debates. It takes place in Fes, Morocco from June 13th – 21st, 2014.

PRESS RELEASE – FES FESTIVAL OF SACRED WORLD MUSIC

The seven continents are represented by superb artists, grand masters renowned for their art: from Europe, one of the greatest tenors of our time, Roberto Alagna, presents a show created specially for the Festival; in addition to Tomatito, who works with Paco de Lucia at the top of his field of flamenco guitar. Representing Africa is an encounter between Youssou N’dour and Johnny Clegg in a tribute to Nelson Mandela; along with Rokia Traoré. From Asia is the prestigious Arab singer Kadem Saher and Zakir Hussain, the most celebrated Indian tabla musician.

Morocco is represented by a number of artists during the opening concert and also in an Arab-Jewish-Andalusian evening showcasing the greatest Moroccan artists both Muslim and Jewish, presenting their magnificently rich cultural heritage. Luzmilla Carpio from Bolivia represents South America, and Buddy Guy from North America, the great legend of Chicago blues who will be visiting Morocco for the first time with his ensemble, presenting the mythical music of this Afro-American culture.

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music and the Fes Forum, founded in1994 and 2001, are dedicated to the traditions of knowledge, art and spirituality of the city. The Fes Festival was designated in 2001 by the United Nations as one of the major events contributing in remarkable fashion to the dialogue between civilizations.

Faouzi Skali

Forum Director and Founder, Faouzi Skali introduces the Festival and Travel Exploraiton Morocco is proud to present the 2014 program here.

The opening concert of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music features the premiere of a work specially commissioned for the Festival. It is a feast of stagecraft and the visual arts that encompasses music, dance, song, video and poetry.

The opening concert at 21h00 on 13 June at Bab al Makina entitled Manteq at-Tayr in Arabic, Conference of the Birds : Journey of Cultures. This work encompasses the journey of different world cultures in their quest for direction and of their transformation as they encounter various exchanges. Performance inspired by The Conference of the Birds by Farid Ud-Din Attar, translated by Leili Anvar and published by Diane de Selliers.

They take place throughout the Fes Festival as a fitting finish to the day’s events in a warm atmosphere full of spirituality and conviviality.

It’s a perfect moment to be shared by all, in the gardens of Dar Tazi in the heart of the Fes medina.

Medina Nights Performers from June 16th – 18th:

Breezes of the Atlas & Jews Harp from China, The Choir of Saint Ephraim, Majils Triom Atlan Ensemble, Leili Anvar, Marifat, Khalil Abu Nicola, Tomatito Sextet, Nouhalia El Khalai, Mor Karbasi, Zakir Hussain

Festival in the City Concert Program:

The Festival in the City brings together all the great traditions of sacred music, spiritual music, and world music. As part of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, it offers free daily concerts in popular city squares for the people of Fes, Morocco and from abroad.
These large public concerts are free and take place at Boujloud Square at 18h30 (except saturday June 14th at 22h30 – 10:30pm) and at the Jnan Sbil garden at 16h.

Saturday 14 June
Jnan Sbil garden 16h : Ensemble Takht al Arabi, Aziz Liwae

From Bab Boujloud 18h : 2nd RACE TO THE RHYTHM OF WORLD SACRED MUSIC with traditional folkloric groups from all over Morocco will perform along the route.
Bab Boujloud 22h30 Chant d’Ahidous de l’Atlas / Badr Rami (Syrie)

Sunday 15 june
Jnan Sbil Garden  16h : Songs of the group Aisawa, Said Berrada
Bab Boujloud 18h30 : Musa Dieng Kala (Sénégal) / Jil Jilala

Monday 16 june
Jnan Sbil Garden 16h : Feminin orchestra of Fès
Bab Boujloud 18h30 : Luzmila Carpio (Bolivia) / Ouled Al Bouazzaoui (Songs of  theAïeta )

Tuesday 17 june
Jnan Sbil Garden 16h : Nasr Migri
Bab Boujloud 18h30 : Ribab Fusion (Amazigh’s songs from Souss)/Sefrawa Fusion (winner of the Tremplin Fé Riad 2014)

Wednesday 18 june
Jnan Sbil Garden 16h : Roudaniyat, women from Mèknes
Bab Boujloud 18h30 : Laabi Orchestra

Thursday 19 June
Jnan Sbil Garden 16h : Amina Ben Souda
Bab Boujloud 18h30 : Raza Khan (India) /Abidat Rma

Friday 20 june
Jnan Sbil Garden 16h : Songs of Melhoûn, Mohammed El Hadri/ Amazigh poetry reading: Omar Taous
Bab Boujloud 18h30 : Hot 8 Brass Band (USA)/ Saïda Charaf

Sunday 21 june
Jnan Sbil Garden 16h : Ihsan Rmiki
Bab Boujloud 18h30 : Kadim Al Sahira

Free entry Dar Tazi: Sufi Nights from 23h00

These outdoor samaâ concerts are open to all, and give a glimpse into Islamic culture through the richness and creativity of its artistic and spiritual dimensions.

Saturday 14 June : National Tijani group of Rabat directed by Mohcine Nawrach, with sama’a and madih

Sunday 15 June : Group from the Darkaouia Zaouia, Essaouira

Monday 16 June : Group from the Sakalia Zaouia in Fes, directed by Haj Mohamed Bennis

Tuesday 17 June : Group from the Naqchabandia Zaouia directed by Noureddine Tahiri

Wednesday 18 June : Group Rouh of Meknes directed by Yassine Habibi, with Sufi sama’a

Thursday 19 June : Group from the Harrakia Zaouia, Rabat
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Friday 20 June : Group from the Ouazzania Zaouia of Ouazzane directed by Fouad Ouazzani

Saturday 21 June : Group from the Hamdouchia Zaouia of Fez directed by Abderrahim Amrani

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Travel Exploration Morocco Awarded 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

 TRAVEL EXPLORATION MOROCCO AWARDED 2014 TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognised as a Top Performing Travel Exploration Morocco as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site 

Travel Exploration Morocco today announced that it has received a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Travel Exploration Morocco and Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Travel Exploration Morocco and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said, Alecia Cohen, Director of Travel Exploration Morocco and Expert on Berber Culture and all things Moroccan. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers.

With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

Travel Exploration Morocco is an in-country Morocco tour operator and maintains offices in Marrakech and Ouarzazate, Morocco. Travel Exploration specializes in private tours to Morocco’s Imperial Cities, the Great South and Sahara Desert regions and Jewish Heritage tours. Travel Exploration is a key member of (ASTA), the American Association of Travel Agents.

Our staff has lived and worked in Morocco for over twelve years and ensure our Morocco travel clients a carefully planned, smooth vacation. Travel Exploration Morocco designs each Morocco holiday step by step with our guests. Our detailed Morocco itineraries can be found on our website at www.travel-exploration.com and will offer a variety of Morocco tour possibilities for people of all ages.

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Morocco’s First Master Musicians of Jajouka Festival led by Bachir Attar, Your Morocco Tour

Master Musicians of Jajouka, Photograph by Cherrie Nutting

This May 15th – 17th, 2014, the foothills of Jajouka, Morocco and home of Bachir Attar will play host to the very first festival featuring the Master Musicians of Jajouka. Attendees of the festival will have the opportunity to experience the enchanting trance like sound and magical music of the Jajouka Maalimin accompanied by Bass player and producer extraordinaire, Bill Lawell. The rich diversity of the repertoire of the Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar boasts ancient and new renditions whereby Jazz, Dub and experimental improvisations by Bill Laswell on Bass merge merge together on the center stage.

The Master Musicians of Jajouka is a group led by Bachir Attar, from the village of Jajouka near Ksar-el-Kebir in the southern Rif Mountains of Northern Morocco. The inhabitants of this small village are from the Ahl Sherif (“the saintly”) tribe. The Attar clan of Jajouka is the founding family of Jajouka and keepers of one of the world’s oldest and most unique surviving musical traditions.

The music and secrets of Jajouka have been passed down through generations from father to son, by some accounts for as long as 1,300 years. The musicians of Jajouka are taught from early childhood a complex music that is unique to Jajouka, until they finally become malims or masters.

They possess baraka, (good luck) or the blessing of Allah, which gives them the power to heal, and the endurance required to play some of the most intense and complex music around. The Master Musicians of Jajouka are all descendants of one family, the Attars. Attar is a Sufi watchword and a deeply mystical name meaning “perfume maker”.

Brian Jones discovered the Jajouka sound and recorded the group in the 1960’s. He introduced their music globally through the world music scene, via the recording “Brian Jones presents the Pipes of Pan at Jajouka“. Since then, the band has collaborated with monumental musicians such as the Rolling Stones, Patti Smith, Maceo Parker, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn and Howard Shore. The Master Musicians of Jajouka have toured internationally for over thirty years while keeping Jajouka as their home.

In 2013, “The Road to Jajouka – a Benefit Album” was released on Howe Records featuring dozens of well-known musicians.

The Master Musicians of Jajouka were official musicians of the Sultans and Kings of Morocco, hired and fully devoted to perfecting their art. In modern day times without this form of patronage and with the decline of many recorded formats and traditional record companies, the music of the Master Musicians is endangered of disappearing completely.

About the Master of Musicians Instrumentation:

Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar the band led by Bachir Attar is comprised of eight to ten musicians who master a variety of unique instruments such as the Ghaita (similar to an Oboe), that they play in unison, with the occasional improvisations by Bachir, the band leader; the Tebel ( double-sided goat skin percussion played with two sticks ) ; the Lira (a bamboo flute ); the Guembri, ( three-stringed lute )  and call-response vocals. The current band also features a violin player.

Festival Performance Dates in Jajouka: May 17th & 18th, 2014       

Festival Performers:  The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar & Special Guest Bill Lazwell

Tickets to the Master of Musicians of Jajouka Festival Include:

-  Moroccan three course dinner made exclusively of organic produce in traditional village setting

- For Category 2 tickets garden accommodations at Bachir’s Attar’s house 

Location of Jajouka: Jajouka is approximately 1 ½ Hours from Chefchaouen and 3 hours from Tangier. The Festival and the village of Jajouka can be accessed by private transport, train or taxi.

For more information about a tour to Chefchaouen region and the Master of Musicians of Jajouka Festival contact: +212 624 843 839 or www.jajouka.com

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Travel Morocco with Anthropologie, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Morocco Anthropologie March 2014 LookBook

The global inspired American chain Anthropologie boasts a March 2014 Lookbook and new collection inspired by Morocco. Anthropologies’ design team and models recently traveled to Tangier and the Blue washed city of Chefchaouen, nestled in the Riff Region, for a cultural and landscape photo shoot. This serves as an inspiration for those who wish to travel to Morocco or want to bring some Moroccan lifestyle pieces into their homes.

Anthropologie chose Tangier and Chefchaouen for their recent shoot having read the accounts of writers and expats who formed a community there in the 1950’s. “In Tangier you have this beautiful light bouncing off the Straits of Gibraltar, along with an atmosphere of louche glamour,” states Susy their Chief of Marketing.

Some of Travel Exploration’s team’s favorite shots from the March 2014 LookBook are featured here.

Anthropologie March-2014 Look Book Chefchaouen

Anthropologie opened its first storefront in 1992. Since then this trendy, upmarket lifestyle chain has demonstrated an expertise and penchant for taking its audience of buyers on a visual extravaganza through eclectic and colorful designs. Anthropologie takes its audience off the beaten path and has a knack for combining quality with a fresh take on design.

Anthropologie has a captive audience and with its magnificent and fun products that are inspired by designer’s far-flung journeys around the globe. This leading retailer has made an impact on the fashion market and emotionally appeals to those want to decorate and dress with global flair. Tribal, antique and various old world patterns can be found within the fabric of all products that Anthropologie sells.

Anthropologie Tangier March 2014 LookBook

By successfully creating a name for themselves in home furnishings, clothing, found objects, gifts and décor, Anthropologie products now resonate with a global audience of varied ages. Ikat, Suzanni, Batik, Berber and Victorian inspired designs are just a few influences on many of its home furnishings.

Having the Northern cities of Tangier and Chefchaouen part of Anthropologie’s color palette for spring 2014 is a hallmark and compliment to Morocco. From ancient Tangier’s winding medina streets to small cafes, tearooms, whitewashed rooftops along with the tiny back roads of Chefchaouen this March is a great time to get to discover Morocco!

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Luxury Desert Camp Merzouga, Your Morocco Tour Guide

Merzouga Sahara Desert Camp

Travelers to Morocco are guaranteed a once in a lifetime experience as they head off in the Morocco’s Desert Dunes. Morocco’s Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi Dunes boasts a variety of unique flora and fauna to explore along with its Desert villages which can be explored by camel or 4×4 wheel drive. Morocco offers a wide range of desert camps however there are only a handful of Luxury Desert camps to be found. Each part of Morocco’s great Sahara desert has a few Luxury Desert camps that offer a worthwhile stay.

Available exclusively through Travel Exploration Morocco is a Sahara Desert Luxury Camp situated southeast of the village of Merzouga. Located just one hour drive from the city of Erfoud, our Luxury camp is in the heart of the impressive Saharan sand dunes, away from the areas visited by tourists.

Merzouga’s leading Luxury Desert camp can be experienced on on a one night or two night basis. Travelers who wish to stay at a Merzouga Luxury Desert camp can experience a camel trek in the Erg Chebbi Dunes that lasts for thirty minutes to an hour, have a three course dinner with option of wine under the stars and then overnight in luxury bivouac tent reminiscent of colonial times.

The luxury tented camp consists of large bedroom tents and a big restaurant tent. The bedroom tents offer hotel room comfort and can comfortably accommodate a king size bed, a spacious double bed, or three wide single beds. Ensuite facilities include hot shower, WC, and  sink. The restaurant tent has five tables, and offers traditional meals prepared by our chef, and served by candlelight.

The Private Luxury camp in Merzouga’s Erg Chebbi Dunes will be the highlight of your Moroccan experience. What else could be more memorable than a night under the stars after a sunset camel ride and a dinner next to the fire camp while entertained by a local folkloric band? Our isolated luxury Sahara desert camp is far more exclusive and private than the larger communal camps in Erg Chebbi.

Running water is available, and electricity is supplied by a small generator installed at a distance from the camp. The camp is fully covered by colorful Berber carpets and cushions. Arrival to our camp is via a short camel ride. A special welcome is organized for our guests with welcome drinks and a local folkloric band.

Our luxury Sahara desert camp is an adventure not to be missed if you want to get the right feeling of nomadic and rural Morocco!

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World’s Largest Photography Museum Opening in Marrakech 2016, Your Morocco Tour Guide

David Chipperfield, Architect Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Morocco has plans to open the world’s largest photography museum in the Imperial City of Marrakech in 2016. This is a living testament to the importance as image and icon that Morocco has held for centuries as the leading artistic and cultural travel destination in North Africa.

The MMP (Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts) location will be near the Menara Gardens, located on the edge of the city. The MMP will house a small, permanent collection with a keen focus on rotating exhibitions and works by contemporary artists. The MMP will serve as a leading cultural epicenter and attract visitors from around the world to Marrakech.

The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts will attract the 9 Million + who readily flock to Marrakech for sun holidays and a unique cultural experience in this Imperial city. The Museum has plans to house lens-based and traditional fine art. The museum’s goal is to house the best of Moroccan and and North African art objects as a testament to mortality, vulnerability, mutability of the human condition.

The architect who is designing the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art 80,000 square-foot (6,000 square meters)  exhibition space is British architect Sir David Chipperfield.  The space has plans to feature galleries, a theatre, cafe, bookshop, public spaces and educational facilities. The atrium on the third floor will house desert plants within a garden.

The MMP’s plans to include a rich program of exhibitions, education and cultural exchange will make it the first example of this kind of artistic institution on the African continent.

David Knaus is the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts Managing Director.

The museum already has a temporary location in the 16th-century El Badi Palace and has been well received by locals along with tourists and Morocco travelers.

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