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Folk & Pop Culture of Morocco

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Brittany Bazaldua

on 11 November 2014

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there are many genres of Moroccan music, including:
Musicians perform in concerts, in cafes, at private homes, ceremonies, marriages, funerals, and religious processions.
Folk Music
One Moroccan painting is a monster from Greek mythology that breathes fire and has a lion's head, a goat's body, and a snake's tail called a Chimera
Common themes are a deep commitment to complex geometric, floral and calligraphic visual pattern, pared with simple, bright, and often whitewashed colors.
One of the most common sights in the souks of Morocco is piles and piles of olive-colored powder, the crushed leaves of the henna plant. It is used as both a hair treatment as well as a dye to make decorative designs on the skin. It's use originated more than 5,000 years ago in Egypt, when Cleopatra was said to have enhanced and prolonged her beauty with henna.

Moroccan Folk Art
Culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
What Pop Culture?
Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
What is Folk Culture?
Culture is the socially transmitted behavioral patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.
What is Culture?
Folk & Pop Culture of Morocco
Folk Literature
Moroccan literature saw its first pieces in the period of the Almoravid Dynasty (1040-1147) In this period two writers stand out: Ayyad ben Moussa and Ibn Bajja (poets)
biographies and historical chronicles like the "Nuzhat al-hadi bi-akhbar muluk al-qarn al-hadi" of Mohammed al-Ifrani (1670–1745), and the chronicles of Muhammad al-Qadiri (1712–1773).
accounts of journey's like the rihla of Ahmed ibn Nasir (1647–1717)
Pop Art
Hassan Hajjaj, born in Larache, Morocc, takes fashion photographs that have a very pop culture twist to them. People, art, music, travel, food, smell, film, and color influence his work
Pop culture art brings out the vibrant colors of old traditions for example, the face covering of women.
Artist and Photographer Hassan Hajjajs' portraits entitled ‘Kesh Girls’ shows women dressed in traditional dress of veils and robes
Pop Music
Mohamed Cesario -Are u Serious
Unia and Khansha Batma- You
Hamid Bouchnak - Bambara
Pop Literature
Al.arte. magazine is a pop culture magazine that covers the latest art, fashion, food, and travel in Morocco.
Fashion Maroc magazine covers the latest drama and gossip of celebrities around the world
Moroccan World News is a website that covers hard hitting stories, as well as the latest celebrity news around the world.
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