Thursday, December 23, 2010

Morocco's Music Revolution

I don't know about you but I love to listen to music, all kinds of it.  Since I have gotten married, my music genre has expanded dramatically.  I now listen to Arabic, Latin, Spanish, Moroccan, and any other kind of music that is out there.  Can you imagine having your music censored?  No, neither can I.  But there are some places in world that does just that.  Yet people are longing for freedom of expression.  Isn't that how we are supposed to be?  Today I came across this music video which talk about Morocco's music revolution.  How the young people long to be able to listen to the music that everyone else the world over is experiencing.  Take a look and tell me what you think.

7 comments:

  1. well, it is true that the past king was a true tyrant but his son is a true weakling!!!! freedom of music is one thing but the moroccan youth have taken a drastic turn in a bad direction. i am not saying that the kids here are any better. but it is a shame that even the worst moroccan teens would still be reminded and also remind others that no one will love them like their parents. and it seems that that respect has slipped away from alot of moroccan youth. all these silly hairstyles, and horrible clothing styles, they are all trying to be someone they are not. drugs have become another growing problem with the youth of morocco. ask your husband, how much worse is it now then it used to be. i know this is slightly off subject of the music topic, but when i see these kids in this video with the mohawks, the girls with the skin tight clothing it all makes me rather sick.

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  2. Hello, I agree with you about the ways of the youth. I was surprised about the drug use. You would think that a culture that is apparently so strick would have such problems. But it is everywhere, which is sad. My husband agrees that things have gotten worse there since he left.

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  3. it is very bad now!!! 20 years ago there was some drugs as in marjuana that teens used to make majoon (like brownies) or some would take prescription drugs meant for pain or mental disorders. some would get high on glue. but now things are 10x worse. there is no shame to it anymore!!! cocaine, marjuana, xanax, etc... and now it's "cool" like i said before it is not like kids here are any better. but no matter how bad a person was they would always remind others younger then them, "you won't have anybody to love you like your parents, respect your parents, etc..." many times those who were reminded would feel ashamed of themselves at least for that moment. now there are teens stealing from their relatives for their coke habit. girls before would think twice about wearing a certain outfit at of fear that an older person would ridicule them for not having any shame to themselves. when i was there last, i saw a girl about 17-18 wearing a micro mini skirt with knee high boots, an older man was coming out of a mosque and told her to have some shame and cover herself and this snot nose girl almost jumped on him yelling how dare you and caused a whole crowd to form around this man!!! i could go on but i will take up too much time and space!!!

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  4. The problem with changes in youth is happening where satellite TV is becoming common, my friend went back to Thailand after a 20-year absence and said the teens were getting mean, rebellious and disrespectful and she thought they were getting at attitude because of American channels such as MTV. Seems like this could lead to anarchy.

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  5. i can agree with that in morocco most of the channels are free. some channels that are not even supposed to be on (like after hours dirty channels) and the teens and kids are having access to these channels. they are trying to copy these phony personalities from movies and music videos. there are a few there who walk talk and live micheal jackson. they get dressed as him and go moon walking down the sidewalk.

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  6. There are a lot of things that people do worldwide that is very disturbing. You mentioned Satelite tv in Morocco. Everywhere that I look there was a satelite dish on every rooftop. I cannot afford it here in the states, besides who has that kind of time to watch tv. Thanks for the interesting comments.

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  7. morocco is the country of sat. dishes, if they were free here too i am sure we would see many more here too!!!

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