Here is a new recording from my last trip to Morocco - this time Marrakech's Square Of The Dead (Jemaa El Fna). A live music jam from one of the many music circles that take over the square after sundown.
Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech's main square is a lively place at the best of times, but it really comes into its own at night. A wander across this centuries old theatre of human spectacle in the twilight hours can be chaotic and exhilarating. Hot food stalls, Snake Charmers, Street boxing, Scammers, Traders and (for me the best of all) ecstatic live music.
On any given night you can pick from a variety of styles, all Moroccan - and drift in and out between dizzying guitar jams and whirling call and response chorus's. This 5 minute recording is from one of my favourite musical circles who played the square over the few nights I was in Marrakech.
They remind me of Nass Marrakech - but I am not aware of this groups name.
If you have been to Jemaa El Fna, please comment below to tell us what you experienced!
Eamonn Sheehy - travel writing with a focus on people and culture.