If, like me, your routine has shifted in the last couple of weeks and you’re now settling in, but looking for something to listen to, I’ve got just the thing. My emotions are on a rollercoaster at the moment and music is helping me get through it. On my latest Why Morocco podcast I chatted with Grammy-nominated artist Amino Belyamani about his latest initiative – Moroccan Tapes.
Casablanca-raised Amino brings his collection of cassette tapes of various musical genres from across Morocco to the world via the website MoroccanTapes.com. I feel like tapes are one of the musical formats that haven’t travelled across the globe like vinyls have, although I think they may be making a comeback. And so, the tapes are typically only available for purchase in Morocco and in regions from where the musicians hail as Amino tells listeners during our interview.
Listen is as Amino talks about Moroccan Tapes and his plans for the site, what he thinks listeners should be listening to when it comes to the tapes already available and Moroccan music in general.
To listen or learn more about Moroccan Tapes, visit: https://moroccantapes.com/
If you’re keen to explore the cultural scene referred to during this episode, join us us for one of our Tasting Marrakech food and cultural tours. On our Tasting Marrakech Gueliz tour we explore some of the 20th century architecture in Marrakech, stop at some of our favourite art galleries housed in art deco gems, and wander through parks and religious buildings that surprise visitors who dare to venture beyond the Marrakech medina. We chat history, eat street food and shop. With more and more designers moving their showrooms to the new city and restaurants opening up, this neighbourhood is on the move. But don’t just take it from me. Conde Nast Traveller recently included our Tasting Marrakech Gueliz tour on its round up of 10 cool things to do in Marrakech.
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