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Marrakech



Marrakech
Introduction

1. Jemaa al-Fna

2. Artists

3. Juice and barbecue

4. The great suuqs

5. Crafts

6. Shopping

7. Mosque of Koutoubia

8. Ben Youssef

9. El-Bahia palace

10. Almoravid koubba

11. Saadian Tombs

12. El-Badi Palace

13. Dar Si Said

14. Menara gardens

15. Majorelle gardens

16. Agdal garden

17. Mellah and Mi‚ara

18. City ramparts

19. Palm gardens

20. Modern streets

Practicalities




















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MARRAKECH
Artists

Singers at the Jemaa. Marrakech, Morocco


Singers at the Jemaa. Marrakech, Morocco

Dentist on the Jemaa l-Fna, Marrakech, Morocco


The top photo show the members of the band "Salam", performing for money on the Jemaa one day in January 1997. Music was lively and I wondered why nobody started dancing.
Jemaa el-Fna owes most of its fame to the large number of spectacles going on all around all the time. Snake charmers, singers, story tellers, healers and fakirs attract a dominantly Moroccan audience.
Although appearing as a dentist, the man with the teeth is part of the artists scene. Most Moroccans react with the same disbelief as foreigners to a having a tooth pulled out by nippers right in the middle of the busyist town square in the country. So how does he make money? The photo cost me 10 dh; the proud dentist knew his haggling as well as his modelling.





By Tore Kjeilen