Morocco. The word evokes bright, vibrant colors, patterned textiles, the taste of tender citrus infused chicken, the feeling of clay and linen and the hum of prayer- ancient and devoted. Like the warm scents of frankincense and ripe orange which fill the air, each moment in this country is full and divine. An intersection of 10 million tourists a year, home to a diverse population of Mediterranean, Arab and African residents. Marrakech acts as the beating heart of the country. It is a city which combines spirituality, nature, history and is home to the famous Marrakech Biennale, a forward thinking, deeply political art event which positions contemporary art in ancient and traditional settings.
Preserving culture, language and tradition is an issue of deep importance felt in the hearts of all people who live here as the environment so rapidly begins to change with the influx of tourists and ex-pats who decide to stay. Morocco is a place which declares its identity and questions it simultaneously.There’s a saying in Morocco, “you have a watch, Moroccan’s have time” which is viscerally felt in the first 24 hours upon arrival. It’s not that life here is slower, or any less complex. Life here is rich, and full, each moment is taken in reflectively.