The dervishes performed tonight at the beautiful Bab Makina in Fez.
Day 6 of the Festival of Sufi Culture: Whirling Dervishes from Turkey.
A ney is a wooden flute. Branches swayed slowly overhead. I wondered if a two-hundred year old oak appreciates music.
Samaà is a form of Sufi music with spiritual connotations. This picture is from day 2 of the Festival of Sufi Culture in Fez.
Today was the opening of the Festival of Sufi Culture in Fez, which runs until the 25th. I’m here on assignment for >The View From Fez< . You can see our documentation of the opening day >here< on their site. Click “read more” to access the links.
Passed the city of Meknes on the train. Lots of people got out, and my compartment was eerily empty until we arrived in Fez.
In the morning I walked through the wrecking yards in Inezgane. Its like a market made up of different car parts and metal scrap. I saw people covered in oil, bent over old engines, and old men stacking and oiling pieces of metal for some future customer who hope will one day point and say […]
You often see people in Morocco measuring thread along a wall or between buildings. I wandered down a residential street in Inezgane and discovered a group of women winding thread onto spools. They all laughed when they saw me watching them.
I mistakenly thought that Inezgane was a separate town from Agadir. It turns out, its the city center, and a major transport hub. Its a city of motors; everywhere you turn, there are buses idling, taxis dropping of people, and motorbikes buzzing by. Every other business is a mechanic or body shop. In the grand […]
In the late afternoon, we arrived in the town of Taroudant. It’s a very relaxed, authentic place despite having a few tourists. I was struck by how silent the market was, as if everyone were whispering.