Play it Again Sameer: At Festival de Casablanca

With festival officials estimating 65,000 cramming into Scène Corniche El Hank to witness hip-hop artist 50 Cent’s first Moroccan visit, I was not particularly shocked to later hear that that number was bumped to 100,000. 50 himself tweeted… Read More

How Morocco Can Inspire the World

When Americans reflect on Morocco in 2011, the initial image brought to mind will most likely fall on April 28, when 16 people were killed in Marrakech during a bombing at the touristy Argana Café. Reports of Al… Read More

Four Albums to Find in 2011

In the past, December to February were dead months in the music industry. Releases were far and few between; I’d bide my time rehashing classics by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Smashing Pumpkins while pretending spring was just… Read More

Top Dozen Albums of 2010

After faithfully abiding by the general “Top 10” guidelines for the past decade in my year-end lists, this year I simply had to expand it to a dozen (actually, a baker’s dozen). I’ve often found myself cutting out… Read More