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Music Of Morocco

Quite awesome collection here, recorded by Ray Horricks largely over a day in in 1966 on the Djemaa El Fna which to this day has to be one of the world’s musical hotspots. 81 more words

North Africa

US Mulls Middle East-North Africa Category For 2020 Census

JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things. 768 more words


Now Listening: Cheikha Rimmiti, "Guendouzi Mama"

Friends and classmates of mine from Fabio and Catherine’s fourth year Arabic class at St Andrews will remember Cheikha Rimitti from a translation assignment we did at some point in the fall—personally, I will always associate her with the profoundly stupid mistakes I made translating a passage about Algerian raï music on the exam for that class—but this woman is so much more than simply a name tucked between verbs to look up in Hans Wehr. 30 more words


Algerie: L’audace de la mafia de l’import !!!

Le phénomène du transfert illicite de devises prend de l’ampleur. Des pseudo-importateurs développent toujours de nouvelles méthodes pour échapper au contrôle et faire sortir des sommes astronomiques en dollars et en euros. 566 more words


Militants Kill at Least 14 in Assault on Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli

Bloomberg Businessweek: An assault by militants armed with suicide vests on a luxury hotel in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, killed at least 14 people, including four foreigners, authorities said. 26 more words