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Tangier



Tangier
Introduction

1. Town beach and trash

2. Beach walk

3. Atlantic beaches

4. The medina

5. Medina gate

6. Petit Socco

7. Inside medina house

8. Medina kids

9. On the cliffs

10. American Legation

11. Grand Socco

12. Green market

13. Kasbah place

14. Bab el-Kasbah

15. Around the Kasbah

16. Sultan's palace

17. Place de France

18. Colonian beauty

19. The palaces

20. Wedding musicians

Practicalities




















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TANGIER
Wedding musicians

The group Shuruq of Tangier, Morocco

These musicians took me by surprise. I was sitting in a coffee shop overlooking the Grand Socco while sipping a glass of mint tea slowly. At first they played slowly and almost unnoticably, but soon the sounds coming out of their little hut became stronger and stronger and started to live by itself.
I went over and soon asked if I could record. This made them most enthusiastic, and other people around tried to do the best to aid. The recording conditions were a bit difficult, as their hut had only a small door, and there was no place inside where I could install myself. The guy with the trumpet was fascinating to watch, playing this instrument almost in trance.
The band of 3 called themselves Shuruq, and played at weddings.





By Tore Kjeilen