Videos tagged with "tribe"
Morocco's distinctive landscapes and enduring cultural heritage offer an enticing journey into the heart of North Africa. Part of Africa yet markedly different, Morocco is a fascinating study in contrasts. Old world medinas with noisy, narrow, winding lanes vie for attention with fashionable cafés, boutique shops and modern city centers. Sophisticated coastal cities such as Casablanca and Rabat boast an abundance of long white beaches, picturesque rocky coves and classic resorts. The imperial cities of Meknes and Fes showcase fine examples of Islamic architecture and tradition. Inland cities are warm and exotic, set among hills and palm groves. The rugged, snow-capped Atlas Mountains stretch 2414 kilometers/1500 miles through Morocco and beyond. Berber tribes have lived in the region for thousands of years, and were first mentioned in writings of ancient Egyptians. Long-established villages such as Aït-Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, serve as strongholds that preserve the Berber lifestyle, culture, music and art. The country is also rich in Jewish heritage, with the first migration into this area coming after the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem; and a second wave arrived from the Iberian Peninsula in the period immediately preceding and following the 1492 Alhambra Decree, when the Jews were expelled from the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal. At its peak in the 1940s, Morocco's Jewish population exceeded 250000. Jewish heritage is seen throughout the ...
إملشيل :أسطورة العشق 'إيسلي' و'تسليت' Imilchil Wedding Moussem [02:21]
The festival held in the town of Imilchil has two purposes: livestock and finding a partner. The event is a homecoming celebration for herders who have spent the summer taking advantage of grazing grounds and there is also a matchmaking aspect to the festival. Different tribes agreed to allow their unmarried members to meet and marry freely at the tomb of Sidi Mohammed Maghani. Also called 'September romance', the occasion gives singletons the chance to sing, dance and flirt in elaborate customs meant to attract a mate. The festival is one of the biggest of its kind in Morocco and attracts thousands of visitors in this exchange of livestock and love.
Argan oil woman's cooperative. [01:29]
Morocco. Traveling from Tafraout to Essaouira. We visited a woman's cooperative. Before modern times, the Berbers (also known as the Amazighs) of Morocco would collect undigested Argan pits from the waste of goats which climb the trees to eat their fruit. The pits were then ground and pressed to make the nutty oil used in cooking and cosmetics. However, the oil used in cosmetic and culinary products available for sale today has most likely been harvested directly from the tree and processed with machines. All argan sold today is produced by a women's cooperative that shares the profits among the local women of the Berber tribe. The cooperative has established an ecosystem reforestation project so that the supply of argan oil will not run out and the income that is currently supporting the women will not disappear. The money is providing health care and education to the local women, and supporting the entire community as a whole. The most labour intensive part of oil-extraction is removal of the soft pulp (used as animal feed) and the cracking by hand, between two stones, of the hard nut. The seeds are then removed and gently roasted. This roasting accounts for part of the oil's distinctive, nutty flavor. The traditional technique for oil extraction is to grind the roasted seeds to paste, with a little water, in a stone rotary quern. The paste is then squeezed between hands to extract the oil. The extracted paste is still oil-rich and is used as animal feed. Oil produced ...
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Gnawa Berber Tribe Music and Dance [07:01]
Typical gnawa tribe dance and chant with the Carqabas (metalic rythmical instrument) and drums. Filmed in Merzouga, town on the edge of the Sahara desert, southeast Morocco
Tags: Gnawa, Tribe, Dance, Trance, Desert, Morocco, Merzouga, Gnaoua, Djembe, Drum, frednolasco
Naadohdi va à l'Atlas, au Maroc - Atlas Mountains, Morocco [02:42]
Atlas mountains are located on north western Africa, in countries including Morocco. This video shows high atlas around Setti Fatma. These are mostly inhibited by the Berber tribes and known for Berber artifacts such as pottery and carpets.
Tags: Atlas, Morocco, naadohdi