Sounds from Southern Morocco: Festival Taragalte

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Heather Maxwell Posted February 27th, 2015 In late January, I traveled to the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco to participate in an African music festival called Festival Taragalte. It took place in the dunes just outside the dusty oasis town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane or “Town of the Gazelles.” It was the Door of […]

Matthew Williamson’s Marrakesh: My Kind of Town

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Matthew Williamson, the English fashion designer, reveals his favourite haunts in Marrakesh Matthew Williamson: “I drink a gallon of proper northern builder’s tea when I get back from Marrakesh because the tea there is very sweet Photo: Getty Images Interview by Sarah Ewing 10:37AM GMT 20 Feb 2015 Why Marrakesh? It’s so accessible and quick to […]

Where to Eat in Marrakech: The Red-Hot City

It may be a tourist spot, but Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier’s sunset views of Jemaa el-Fna are hard to beat. Credit: Alan Jensen DECEMBER 8, 2014 / WRITTEN BY ALEXANDER LOBRANO Everyone falls for Marrakech, myself included. My first morning in the city 25 years ago, I got hopelessly lost in the rose- […]

Fes, Morocco: A flavour of the nation

An entertaining food tour gives Nigel Tisdall an insight into life within the hypnotic, labyrinthine souks of Fes With some 10,000 alleys, it’s easy to get lost in Fes Photo: AP By Nigel Tisdall “I still get lost,” Mehdi Bennani admits as he accompanies me through the ancient heart of Fes. With its 13 mighty gates, […]

Morocco, From Coast to Desert

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ed my head with a long blue chech, the sun protection worn by Moroccan desert nomads. Nearby, camels snorted and moaned while handlers outfitted them with saddles for the imminent journey. Behind us loomed a long two-story dune and an ocean of sand, undulating toward the vanishing point. After a weeklong voyage across southern Morocco, […]

Fes: A time traveler’s delight

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Every week, Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey across Africa, exploring the true diversity and depth of different cultures, countries and regions. Fes, Morocco (CNN) — Fes is Morocco’s oldest city, and in many ways, it feels like a window on history. It’s home to the world’s largest, living medieval settlement, as well as to thousands […]

Eat like a Moroccan and spoon up the details

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JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE Chicken bastila wrapped in phyllo dough at Moroccan Hospitality. If you have ever traveled overseas and left the tourists behind in search of a local restaurant, you know this perplexing menu routine: You sit down, get a menu, order, and an agreeable waiter tells you it’s not available. You […]

Snake charmers and storytellers: Marrakech’s magical medieval heart

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. Editor’s note: This piece, and several others on Marrakech, complement the CNNGo TV series. This month’s show features a lesson in haggling in the medina old town and samples delicious local pancakes. It meets a homegrown rap artist and showcases the ancient city’s contemporary culture before embarking on a hot air balloon ride over the […]

Morocco reshapes its image – through music festivals

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The North African nation hosts three festivals that dwarf Glastonbury – and which are designed to send out a message about the country’s tolerance Festival hero … Mehdi Nassouli playing at Morocco’s Timitar festival. Photograph: Rachid Bourhim/PR You may not have noticed, but Morocco has become one of the leading destinations for music festivals in […]

Clock Culture

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Clock features a growing program of cultural activities!  We’re always looking for fresh collaboration.  Have an idea for an activity?  Come over for a coffee and let’s chat! More than a coffeehouse, Clock Culture commissions and exhibits visual art, holds Sunday sunset concerts, showcases the ancient fables of Jema el-Fna’a square (in English and in […]