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French Fries in the Tagine — Moroccan Alternative Music (via Possible Worlds / Art, Community & Social Change)

June 10, 2010

There’s a lot of great music being made in Morocco these days – and I’m glad that even when it’s in Euro-American styles, there is still a strong discernable Moroccan sound in the mix in most cases. This blog post naturally caught my attention.

French Fries in the Tagine -- Moroccan Alternative Music In 2002, I spent the year researching the emergence of an alternative music movement in Morocco. Made up of a collection of genres that lie on the periphery of mainstream culture — hip-hop, electronica, rock/metal, fusion — alternative music had yet to break through. 2002 was its year on the cusp. In 2003, it would make its move to center stage and, within a few years, hip-hop and fusion bands would become major players in Moroccan pop culture. … Read More

via Possible Worlds / Art, Community & Social Change

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