Moroccan musicians: male and female

In a country like Morocco, where men and women commonly live separate lives, and traditional gender roles are the norm, I had the opportunity to record a men-only and a women-only music band performing in public. The male band played in the grounds of the famous Koutoubia Mosque, the largest one in Marrakesh. The female band played in the Djema el-Fna, a square and market near the Koutoubia Mosque, that dates to the twelve century. Djema el-Fna is a busy center of activity including snake charmers, storytellers, cigarette vendors, fresh juice stands, henna tattoo parlors, perfume sellers, clothing racks, monkey trainers, smoky food stands, hundreds if not thousands of people walking and enjoying the scene, and many musicians. If you have never been to Morocco, Djema el-Fna is one good reason to do visit it. Enjoy the music video and explore the map.

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