In this podcast, I discuss with our guest Sara Errahioui, a Moroccan business student, the identity of Morocco. We highlight Gnawa Music and tradition.
‘Guembri’ is a camel’s neck skin-covered instrument used by the leader of Gnawa Music’s band called “Maâlam”. Maâlam is the one in charge of leading the spiritual ceremonies used for witchcraft or traditional medicine.
Image: Sara Errahioui with Gnawa Music band in Khemliya village, Merzouga, Morocco.
Artists: – Mehdi Nassouli – Simo Lagnawi of Gnawa
Mirjam de Bruijn
October 7, 2020 (20:47)
Interesting story about the relation of Morocco with Africa; it is a kind of counter story to what is normally told about Morocco and its relation with sub-sahara Africa, where Morocco is seen to want to belong more to the Arabic world. Also what national identity as politics of enforcement is highly problematic.
Nicely made with the interview that is also very informative; the interviewer who gives some interesting lead and also explains about the topic; great with the music that really has a meaning in the podcast.