Music plays in the Moroccan culture traditionally an important role and is therefore present everywhere in the country. The mountainous, more rural embossed regions of Morocco are significantly influenced by the stylistically very diverse Berber music.
Traditional Moroccan Music
Traditional Moroccan music is diverse and is based on folk and spiritual forms. There exists two forms of folk Moroccan music: Berber Folk music and Chaabi Folk music. Berber Folk music originated in indigenous villages and is today played by professionals. Chaabi, which means �popular�, is a traditional form of folk music played at celebration and festivals.
Three other forms of traditional Moroccan music are spiritual in nature. Gnawa music is brought from South African traditions and is played for healing. Malhun is a poetic type of music that is soft and easy to listen to. Classical Sufi music is played by Sufi brotherhoods and exists in order to bring out mystical ecstacy trance states.
Modern Moroccan Music
Today, Moroccan music in the modern era produced a form of music that incoporates Rock and the traditional Folk forms known as Ra�. Cheb Mimoun and Hanino are two popular artists of this genre.
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