Oum Live in Casablanca

One of the highlights of attending Morocco’s Festival de Casablanca in July, 2011 was seeing the vocalist Oum perform live, as well as spending time with her during the festival. Part Erykah Badu, part mid-20th century jazz singer, part Moroccan poet, she creates a brilliant blend of modern R&B and soul with the folk heritage of her homeland. A fuller article featuring an interview is forthcoming; here are some photos that I captured during her live show.

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