The Entertainment Industry In Marrakech

The general development of Morocco has in recent years to the birth and rapid development of an entertainment industry in some way reminiscent to that in Mexico or Cuba during the 1940s. Not that there were no entertainment in Marrakech at the time of Hassan II, is simply that, as is happening in most sectors, the organization and type of product being offered is completely different. The content of these shows is also very different. Western musical influence is quite palpable, and genres like gnawa or belly dance share the stage with pop singers, dancers and entertainers go-go or jazz bands. Pure fusion. You must specify that the word cabaret does not have the same meaning as in the West.

Moroccan cabaret nightclubs where it is interpreted only traditional Moroccan dance and music played by great orchestras. There are also many karaoke because / as Moroccans love to sing. In almost all cities there is a local karaoke. In Marrakech in particular is the so-called karaoke bar, a place where you can dine, drink (alcohol served) and sing. It is open until the wee hours of the morning. But if we want to hear rock and dance genres have to pay a visit to places like the Jad Mahal, in the upmarket suburb of Hivernage and African Chic or Bodeguita in Gueliz. Live music every day in all of them and the bands are always very good. For lovers of jazz there are also local entertainment cabaret-style of the 40s: fine dining with tables around a dance floor and / or a scenario where it makes a spectacle a might last up to five hours.

Customers alternate dinner with a dance and delight in listening to good music. The traditional genres such as street entertainment, continue to coexist with these shows and many of the artists who once worked only in the places now do double: in the morning on the streets at night in the theaters. The idyllic situation might not be, as always, for entrepreneurs who always met the same characteristics: French Moroccan returnees or ride for less money than a night club without much idea of what that means on an artistic level. The treatment of employees (artists and non artists) is not always respectful in regard to implementation and compliance with contracts and high in Social Security, wages are always very low when compared with the benefits of the owners of local treatment is too often degrading. But unfortunately this does not happen only in show business. It is development that has come to Marrakech. a Marrakech Come to enjoy their entertainment and nightlife. Ocre City offers a fascinating culture and traditions, monuments and countless attractions, delicious cuisine and countless shopping opportunities. In addition, a high quality and very cheap, especially the typical, charming and very affordable. They can also stay in a nice, closer to the field, where the landscapes are spectacular and the people welcome you with open arms. David Gonzalez-Company (Degree in Philosophy, University of Valencia (Spain), MA (Hons) Degree in Mental Philosophy, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), MA Degree in Comparative Literature, University of Washington (USA)) is a writer, journalist , educator and translator and has lived in several countries in Europe, North America and Africa.

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