QUINTESSENTIALLY MOROCCO

A Traveler’s Guide: Moroccan Arts & Entertainment

February 11, 2009
Amidst the fresh greens of thorny cacti, towering bamboo, flowering lilies and ancient palms shines a dominant cobalt blue with flashes of sunny yellow, at the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech.  Marrakech’s botanical garden ...
February 27, 2009
Walking into the elaborately decorated Moroccan Hammam you are greeted by a smiling local female masseuse who will direct you to your private changing room. Dressed in a traditional Moroccan robe you will pass bubbling fountains, ...
March 2, 2009
  Under the shade of an olive tree, sipping on freshly squeezed orange juice you just bought from a vendor at the street corner, you sit in comfortable silence with your new Moroccan friend Amine, who has been kind enough to show...
March 20, 2009
March 21, 2009
Paul Frederic Bowles was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator born in Queens, New York on December 30, 1910. Bowles was the last surviving representative of a generation of artists whose work has shaped 20th cen...
March 22, 2009
March 23, 2009
  Rap is far from the new kid on the block in Morocco. Morocco’s rap roots can be traced as far back to the 1980’s with the group Out-Life; this group spread throughout small Moroccan communities as an urban art. From these ...
March 23, 2009
Najat Aatabou of Berber heritage is a sensational singer who has remained firmly traditional in her use of musical instruments but forward looking in her approach towards chaabi. Aatabou has 25 albums to her name and enjoys immen...
March 23, 2009
March 25, 2009
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 Northern Morocco. The inhabitants of this small village are from the Ahl Sherif (R...
March 25, 2009
For the past ten years one weekend every June the Moroccan city of Essaouira has come alive with the music of the world. From traditional Moroccan Gnaoua to jazz and blues the Gnaoua Festival and Musics of the World Essaouira offe...
March 26, 2009
 Walking through the chaotic souks of Marrakesh you will find stall upon stall of beautiful Moroccan ceramics of all shapes and sizes. From large round plates with bright orange flowers to traditional tagines of cobalt blue, the ...
March 27, 2009
The Fes Festival of Sacred Music is one of the widest acclaimed world music events. For fifteen years the festival has been bringing together musicians and visitors from all around the world and uniting them in Morocco with the sp...
March 27, 2009
Fès is the fourth largest city in Morocco and also known as one of the ancient imperial cities). It is separated into three parts, Fès el Bali (the old, walled city), Fès -Jdid (new Fes, home of the Mellah), and the Ville Nouv...
March 27, 2009
Nass El Ghiwane appeared on the scene in the late 1960’s in Morocco. Whenever mentioned in the Western literature, they are referred to as The Rolling Stones , as American Producer Martin Scorsese  once put it. They have be...
March 28, 2009
For years producers have been lured to Morocco’s captivating culture, magnificence and diversity. It has been praised for its varied terrain of winding streets, Mediterranean coastal towns, lush river valleys, snow capped pe...
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