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Nayda : Morocco’s Musical Revolution

12/09/2010
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Nayda : Morocco’s Musical Revolution

“One of the biggest changes brought by the arrival of King Mohamed VI to power in 1999 has been the development of new visible (or rather, audible) popular music scene in Morocco. In the last 10 years, fusion groups like Hoba Hoba Spirit or Fnaire, and rappers like Bigg or Muslim have been the flagships...

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Morocco cleans up one of its oldest industries

09/09/2010
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Tanning is an ancient art in Morocco, but it pollutes the environment heavily. Chouara is part of this tradition. It is one of the three tanneries in Medina and Fes that continues to use organic materials, a method that is dying out as modern tanneries use chemical processes. Waste products all go to the...

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Seventh ‘Jazz in Riads’ Fez Festival

04/09/2010
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Seventh ‘Jazz in Riads’ Fez Festival

According to MAP (Maghreb Arab Press Agency), Fes will held the Seventh “Jazz in Riads” Festival from 8 to 10 October. The theme of this year is named “2010: a mulmti-ethnic Year”. The event, initiated by the international Django d’Or jazz trophy, will bestow diversity and musical openness on the program. Festival goers will...

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty

21/08/2010
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Happy Birthday Your Majesty

Each year, Moroccans comemmorate the exile of Mohammed V on 20th August and then, on 21st August, the birthday of his Grandson, the current King Mohammed VI. Ten years and one day after his Grandfather, Sultan (later King) Mohammed V, was sent into exile (only to return triumphant), Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan was born, the...

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Clock Prayer Room

19/08/2010
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Clock Prayer Room

Nestled high above the cafe, just shy of the terrace, is a space the cafe has set aside for prayers. It might be the only cafe to have its own dedicated prayer room. It’s just one of the measures The Clock has taken to ensure everyone who frequents the cafe feels welcomed and comfortable....

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The Guardian and the Camel

08/08/2010
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The Guardian and the Camel

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/interactive/2009/jan/12/camel-burgers-fez-morocco Press the link above to see The Guardian newspapers’ online Cafe Clock slide show. If you haven’t yet tried a Camel Burger a taste sensation awaits…

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