Music for the Ney

A ney is a wooden flute. Branches swayed slowly overhead. I wondered if a two-hundred year old oak appreciates music.

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Samaà 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.

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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.

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Meknes

Passed the city of Meknes on the train. Lots of people got out, and my compartment was eerily empty until we arrived in Fez.

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Inezgane Wrecking District

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 […]

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Measuring Thread in Inezgane

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.

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Inezgane Grand Taxis

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 […]

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Taroudant

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.

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