Posts Tagged ‘#culture’

American Sephardi Federation’s Moroccan Adaptation of “Othello” Wraps this Week

This week, the American Sephardi Federation (ASF) wraps up its Moroccan adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Othello.” Performed at the Center for Jewish History in New York City, the production is the third in a series that ASF has adapted since January, incorporating Sephardic music and Moroccan costumes into dramatic classics. David Serero, who plays the titular role in the Othello production, explained in an article in The Forward: “This production is ...

Dreaming of Morocco on World Heritage Day – Caitlin Dearing Scott

Caitlin Dearing Scott, MAC April 17, 2015 Dreaming of wandering the souks of Marrakesh, the ancient medina of Fez, or the magical ksar at Aït-Ben-Haddou (as made famous by Game of Thrones and Gladiator)? Tomorrow is World Heritage Day, a good day to celebrate such wanderlust without even stepping on a plane. World Heritage Day is an annual event that was established in 1982 to celebrate the world’s rich historical ...

Tbourida Fantasia Festival to Kick Off August 24

Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals. Aujourd’hui Le Maroc reports on the second annual Tbourida Fantasia Festival in Bouznika:  The Tbourida Festival in Bouznika is about to celebrate its second year. Scheduled for August 20 to 24, the festival organized by the local Development Association of Horses and Equestrian Fantasia will revive Moroccan traditions and transmit to future generations the values ​​of respect, courage and honor ...

Dialogue to Morocco challenges preexisting perceptions – Northeastern

Northeastern.edu, by Matt Collette (Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 2013) — More than a dozen students immersed themselves in a culture steeped in European and African traditions while participating in a Dialogue of Civilizations program to Morocco. Morocco may be a pre­dom­i­nantly Muslim country, but its his­toric rela­tion­ship with Europe—primarily France, which col­o­nized it from 1912 until 1956—and its loca­tion in Africa make it a nation with a cul­ture that’s far ...

In Case You Missed It: Penn Acquires Rare Moroccan Manuscripts

Penn Libraries Blogs, by David Giovacchini (June 6, 2013, Philadelphia, PA) — Recently the Penn Libraries acquired an extraordinary collection of Moroccan manuscripts and early lithographed books.  This unique collection was assembled by Dr. Fawzi Abdulrazak, the leading scholar of the history of printing in Morocco and author of the authoritative bibliography on the subject. The collection now at Penn includes some 108 titles in 136 volumes. The bulk of the ...
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