Postcard from Essaouira, a Moroccan fish market

The fish market in the Moroccan city of Essaouira, is an alien place to most westerners and probably a place that many would not dream of buying anything from especially food for their own table. There is little doubt that it is unlikely the market has ever seen a visit from an Environmental Health Officer, it is an extremely grubby …

Postcard from a Gnawa jam in Essaouira medina

Gnawa (Gnaoua) is a traditional form of music popular in sub-saharan Africa particularly amongst the Berber people of Morocco. It is still performed today and the instruments are sold on stalls in the medina. It is believed to have originally been spread by black slaves within the region and was often performed as part of a ritual, commencing with an …