Musical Brotherhoods From The Trans-Saharan Highway

World music documentary
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This film showcases an assortment of spectacular musical dramas presented live and unfiltered on the home turf of the world's most dynamic string/drum specialists performing and manifesting the ecstatic truth! Ancient mystical brotherhoods have been flourishing for centuries in and around the cities of Marrakesh and Essaouira in Morocco where the trade caravans have gathered from their long journeys across the Trans-Saharan Highway. This is some of the last great street music on Earth.

"This is simply some of the hottest street music one is ever likely to experience."  - Dusted

Directed by Hisham Mayet, 2008.
No longer available on DVD.
This program made possible with the kind permission of Sublime Frequencies.

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This program honors the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Southwest Asian and North African heritage.

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