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"Family Ties" (Moroccan Roll column from The Beat, Vol. 27 #2)

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Family Ties (my first “Moroccan Roll” column in The Beat in 2008) — Tarik Batma was an early member of the fusion movement in Morocco in the 1990s. He is also belongs to an influential musical lineage, the Batma family: his father and uncle were prime movers in the ’70s Folk Revival (Morocco’s first fusion movement).

Tarik Batma

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Written by Jeffrey Callen

December 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm

“Family Ties” (Moroccan Roll column from The Beat, Vol. 27 #2)

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Family Ties (my first “Moroccan Roll” column in The Beat in 2008) — Tarik Batma was an early member of the fusion movement in Morocco in the 1990s. He is also belongs to an influential musical lineage, the Batma family: his father and uncle were prime movers in the ’70s Folk Revival (Morocco’s first fusion movement).

Tarik Batma

Written by Jeffrey Callen

December 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Article on Moroccan rapper Don Bigg (Afropop.org)

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Article on Bigg in the Moroccan press

Don Bigg Works the Room (February 2009 article on Moroccan rapper Don Bigg — published at Afopop.org)  – I interviewed Don Bigg in 2008 in Casablanca and he told me about his work and gave me a primer in Moroccan rap styles. Steeped in the history of hip-hop, Don creates music that is firmly rooted in Morocco without using Moroccan musical material (an approach that hasn’t worked for many others) and is one of the most significant voices as Moroccan hip-hop comes of age.

Written by Jeffrey Callen

December 11, 2009 at 10:58 pm

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