Vinyl records are a rarity these days and many are collectors’ items. The shop we discovered held a treasure trove of recordings from the golden age of Egyptian music. Artists such as Umm Kulthum, Abd al-Halim Hafiz, Farid al-Atrash, etc., as well as some of the foundational Moroccan musicians from the mid-twentieth century, artists like [...]
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: As the plot to a Hollywood movie it would have been thrown out as incredible. But fact beat fiction this week in Morocco
DEREK WORKMAN, THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Everything has its place and everyone has their role. It’s an easy reality to overlook with the pace of modern life.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: There has been a marked increase in the number of scams as well as increased cost, two factors hitting religious pilgrims in Morocco
ANOUAR MAJID, TABSIR: It’s a phenomenon that’s being observed across the Muslim world as women are marrying later and opting to have fewer children
The positive side of continual political change has got lost in the Arab world. Fear of uncertainty has killed the joy of new political life emerging in so many Arab states. The grim weekly numbers of people killed in political and sectarian violence dominate the new burgeoning of political life at national and local levels.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: The positive side of continual political change has got lost in the Arab world. Fear of uncertainty has killed the joy of new political life.
DEREK WORKMAN, VIEW FROM FEZ: It’s a culture that stretches back more than 1,000 years but it’s on the point of extinction
ADINA FRIEDMAN: The richness of Morocco’s Jewish history comes as a surprise to many but it could provide a template for the region.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The authorities in the town are trying to up its profile and attract visitors with new initiatives
DEREK WORKMAN, VIEW FROM FEZ: Some traders and residents in the Medina have had enough of the speedy, ill-disciplined moped riders.
DEREK WORKMAN, VIEW FROM FEZ: He throws his ambulance around hairpin bends with the practiced confidence of a taxi driver. Which is what he once was.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: If a family of Moroccans were to find themselves on Bondi Beach they’d find it ‘exotic’. But that’s not a word used to sell Australia
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: I’ve watched as Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 ‘circus’ has brought Valencia to its knees. Morocco can count its lucky stars that it will avoid the same fate
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: For 60 years visitors to Casablanca were disappointed to discover there was no ‘Rick’s Cafe’. That was until Kathy Kriger stepped in.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: A perfectly intact meteorite that was ejected from Mars 700,000 years ago and landed in the Moroccan desert last year will go on sale this Sunday
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Are we on the cusp on the major boom for the Moroccan property market driven by cash-rich tourists? Views are mixed.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It has enjoyed a glorious past but faces a very uncertain future. There’s a case to be made for restoring Fez as Morocco’s capital city.