Rabat Morocco Music
On the main boulevard of Rabat, Morocco, a singing and drumming Guadeloupe carnival band recently marched in flowery dresses. Moroccan percussion band with big rhythmic waves of Brazilian batucadas and an Amazigh group performing in their traditional robes followed closely behind.
Chaabi is indeed the most popular music to listen to in Morocco and is considered pop music because it is widely listened to. It is the rhythm of southern Morocco, the music of the nomads, and there is a lot of dancing and singing in Darija (Moroccan Arabic). There are many different kinds of music, from traditional to popular, but all are very popular in their own way and listen to them widely.
Where the rivers Ziz and Rheris converge in Tabilalelt, there is a kind of desert music called al-baldi, which draws on Berber, Arab, African and Andalusian influences for songs about religious and social issues. Malhun MilhA (Arabic ossuuuouu), which means melodic poem, is Moroccan music that borrows its mode from Andalusian music. It is one of the most frequently heard pieces and usually performed in Darija (Moroccan Arabic).
Gharnati is a music genre used in Morocco, where it is ubiquitous and where the International Festival of Gharnani Music is held every June. Berber folk music can also be heard in other parts of the country, such as Tabilalelt, Toubkacem and Toulouse.
Launched in 2001, the Mawazine Festival is one of the largest music festivals in the world and the first of its kind in Morocco. An important part of this festival is the surrounding series of conferences and workshops that promote the development of local art and culture in Morocco. It presents the best of Moroccan music, from traditional to contemporary, from local to international artists, often directly directed and supported by the government, but also by international organizations such as the European Union and UNESCO.
For example, Rabat has a festival called Mawazin, Chefchaouen has a festival called Allegria, Fez has a festival of sacred music (musique sacree) and Casablanca has a festival in the city centre. Depending on where you go, you will hear music from all over the world, from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Africa. If you speak Morocco or Arabic, you should not be surprised if you do not understand the lyrics of Gnawa music.
Gnawa has merged with and inspired the development of modern Moroccan music, and while Marrakech may continue to be the center of all electronic things throughout the country, it is hardly surprising that Moroccan artists have changed, mutilated, distorted, reincarnated and transformed their traditional music form into something that looks firmly to the future - outward and inward.
The Moroccan state has also made a significant contribution to the development of modern electronic music. To explore this dimension further, we turn to rhythms and reflect on some of the most important influences on modern Moroccan music, focusing on the influence of jazz, funk, blues, jazz - rock, reggae and hip-hop.
The Essaouira - Gnaoua World Music Festival features musicians from all over the world and is essentially a unique genre inspired by music from the Middle East, Africa and North Africa, as well as Europe and Asia. VFM was founded to celebrate music from Africa and the Middle East, with artists from Morocco coming in 2018.
Morocco's musical landscape is rich and diverse, reflecting the diversity of its population and culture, as well as its cultural diversity. Moroccan music is characterized by a wide range of musical styles, from classical to folk to jazz and from traditional to contemporary. Morocco has a rich musical history that can only be found here, but it is also one of the most diverse and diverse countries in the world.
Andalusia's classical music and its orchestras spread throughout the country, including the Moroccan National Orchestra, the Moroccan National Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Moroccan Orchestra.
Another less public element of the festival is the annual Mawazine Festival, an annual celebration of music and culture in the city of Andalusia. There is a huge open-air stage, which plays host to a variety of music acts from around the world. It is not only a great opportunity to bring celebrated international acts to Morocco, but also offers locals the opportunity to explore music culture that would otherwise be closed to them.
Marrakech and other regions in southern Morocco are home to the Gnawa Brotherhood, which claims to be descended from the Ethiopian muezzin Sidi Bilal. Marrakech is the birthplace of the Gnawa (Brotherhood) and its leader Abdelaziz al-Muhajir and a member of its executive committee.
Sub-Saharan Africans were originally brought to Morocco, and music was left behind and gradually became part of Moroccan musical tradition. Wet El - Ghiwane is an icon of Moroccan music, led by Larbi Batma since his arrival in Morocco in the mid-20th century. Jabo, who grew up surrounded by his family and at home with "Moroccan music," turns them around. Odoi has made a name for himself by fusing instruments and musical styles with traditional Moroccan instruments such as saxophone, guitar, piano and drums.