INTRODUCTIONIn general the folklore is the traditionalbeliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people,transmitted orally. Our folklore in all itsforms can be practiced in all special occasions,including wedding parties, traditional festivalswhere people can enjoy the best of the popularactivities like poetry, music and dance, whichtreat many topics related to issues thatconcern the population. Some of thesesubjects include the celebration andcommemoration of some personalities, thediscussion of some social phenomena, love,and human relationships. Our folklore is notlimited to just storytelling and myths.Traditionally, it use different ceremoniessuch as harvesting food or warriors fightingas a basis, but have many dances and musicto enrich the ceremony.
Music and dance is one ofthe most important domainsof Moroccan folklore. First ofall, visitors will notice thatMoroccan folk music isperformed by using verytraditional musicalinstruments. Also, dancerscan be of mixed-sex or not.Moreover, Moroccan folkloreis full of symbolism, in termsof movements and songsthat contain many figures ofspeech that are used bypoets to express thepopulations everyday life. Inaddition to this, Moroccanfolklore gives visitors anexcellent chance to discoverthe charm of Moroccantraditional clothes, both for
GNAWOUA & TASKIWIN Taskiwin a warriors dance, since women do not take part they wear white tunics and turbans with powder-horns on their shoulders. The body is shaken rhythmicallyGnawa are the descendents of slavesoriginating from Black Africa whoestablished brotherhoods throughoutMorocco is a mixture of sub-SaharanAfrican, Berber, and Arabic religioussongs and rhythms. Despite beingMuslims, the Gnawa base their ritual ondjin (spirits). One phrase or a few linesare repeated over and over throughout aparticular song though the song may last
•Eddaka El Marrakchya (which can be foundin Marrakech and Taroudant.•Aissawa founded by Sidi Ben Aissa in the15th century, are perhaps the best known ofthe Sufi brotherhoods of Morocco. •Ha Ha dance involvs only the stamping of feet, clapping of hands and a 7 holed flute. •Aabidat Errama arab folklore which can be found in Khouribga.
Morocco was not left out of the development of tourism in theworld; quite the opposite actually, as it was aware, at an early stage,of the importance of this sector and the changes it can bring onmany levels. Therefore, the country made of tourism a priority thatrequires attention and development; especially that Morocco has ahuge tourist potential that makes it a high-level attractive country.Thereby, Morocco has turned over the years into a favouritedestination for many tourists from different countries of the world.The richness of the Moroccan culture comes from the variouscivilizations that Morocco encountered trough different eras in itshistory. From the Byzantine civilization to the Roman influence tothe Arab civilization, then the Spanish and French, Morocco is now apanorama of genuine values of tolerance and multiculturalism andgets its unity in its diversity.The countrys long-standing history has undoubtedly contributed tothe emergence of a rich, authentic and diversified culture that takesseveral forms and manifestations, such as literature, architecture,clothing and folklore.