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  • blog September 7, 2017

    Saturday Night Wedding Party in Cairo

    “El ‘aroosa—the bride!” yelled the young man, grabbing my hand and pulling me in the direction of the newlyweds as a beat pounded from the sound system. I looked to my friend and we got up from our chairs, bracing … Read more »

  • blog August 8, 2017

    Field Report: Festival Timitar, Agadir, Morocco

    With a 10 km-long beach of fine sand, more than 300 days of sunshine a year and a marina, the south Moroccan town of Agadir is an ideal holiday resort. Every summer Agadir is also home to the Timitar Festival, … Read more »

  • interview August 1, 2017

    Samir Langus on Morocco’s Musical Landscape

    During our recent visit to the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco, we saw a dazzling variety of music from across Morocco’s musical landscape. We saw young Moroccans cheering to both pop musicians and Sufi dhikr and Gnawa musicians … Read more »

  • program July 27, 2017

    The Festival In Fes: World Sacred Music Festival, Revisited

      This spring, Afropop returned to Fes, Morocco, for the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival, a sumptuous spread of music from across the globe that blurs the boundaries of what is sacred. Interwoven with Morocco’s ornate history and fertile … Read more »

  • blog May 8, 2017

    Labess Explores North African-Latin Fusion

    At last month’s Atlantic Music Expo in Cape Verde, we met Nedjim Bouizzoul, guitarist, singer, songwriter and leader of the band Labess. After growing up in Algeria, Nedjim relocated to Montreal, Canada at age 18 and has released three albums … Read more »

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