Music, magic and art in Morocco

Morocco is Africa’s cradle of rhythm and music with internationally recognized music and art festivals showing off Arab, African and Berber influences.

In one summer, you can strutt your way through the beats of traditional Gnaoua music in Essaouira as performers enter a trance-like state, then head to Agadir to discover Berber sounds and culture.

You can headbang through metal guitar solos in Casablanca’s urban music festival then soothe your soul courtesy of Sufi master Egyptian Sheikh Yassine El Touhami at the World Sacred Music festival in Fes.

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This feature was published in CNN Travel on November 22, 2012.


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