Play it Again Sameer: At Festival de Casablanca

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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

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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

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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

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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