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Aziza Brahim

19 September 2008

(Western Sahara)   Aziza Brahim is a Sahrawi singer who was born in a refugee camp in Algeria. In this interview she speaks about how and why her music is banned in Western Sahara. Aziza Brahim refers to the Western Sahara territory as ‘the occupied zone’, and in this video …

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The Satanic Angels (Malaekat Al-Shaytan)

19 December 2007

  The Satanic Angels (Malaekat Al-Shaytan) Feature film about a Moroccan heavy metal band arrested for “shaking the foundations of Islam”. The script is based on a real case Written and produced by Ahmed Boulane International sales: Redfern Film, LondonArabic and French dialogue. 86 minutes Morocco. 2007 Read more…  

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Morocco: In jail for singing anti-monarchy protest chants

3 October 2007

Seven Moroccons have been imprisoned for chanting protest slogans against the monarchy and for freedom of expression. Amnesty International calls for Morocco’s Minister of Justice to release them Marking the International Workers’ Day on 1 May 2007, groups of people were peacefully making a demonstration, walking in the streets while …

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Denmark / Morocco: Danish DJ boycotted in Morocco

7 February 2006

Moroccan night club has cancelled engagement of the Danish house-DJ Rune RK for “political reasons” The hit song ‘Calabria’ is created by Rune RK from Denmark, presently gaining popularity in many countries, including Morocco. But because Danish goods are being boycotted in Muslim countries due to a controversy over Muhammed …

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Sufi Soul

19 December 2005

  ‘The Mystic Music Of Islam’ — a documentary produced for British Channel 4. The Sufi voice is increasingly under challenge within the Muslim world and beyond… Directed by Simon Broughton 48 minutes Syria, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco. 2005 Read more…  

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Moroccan musicians and fans free

8 April 2003

On 4. April a court in Rabat dismissed the charges against eleven (who had been earlier released on bail) and reduced the sentences on the other three to 45 days. The fourteen heavy metal musicians and fans were arrested in February in Casablanca and sentenced to jail from 2 months …

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Moroccan heavy fans jailed

7 March 2003

Fans have been jailed in Casablanca for moral and religious crimes. According to the judge, “normal people go to concerts in a suit and tie” From BBC News    

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Western Sahara

2 January 2000

Western Sahara is a territory of North Africa – one of the most sparsely populated territories in the world, mainly consisting of desert flatlands. It has been on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories since the 1960s when it was a Spanish colony. The Kingdom of Morocco and the …

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