Tribal Music Morocco:
The Music of Morocco and the Cycles of Life

Tribal music of Morocco
Moroccan woman, Zagora Musicians at the Menara, Marrekech Taureg Dancers, Sabre Dance
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The Music of Morocco and the Cycles of Life, a fifty-minute documentary created by musician and filmmaker Victoria Vorreiter in 2002, travels from mountain to desert to fertile river valleys, from mighty imperial souks to remote rural villages.

The film explores rites of passage that are embedded in memory and heralded by ancient, exotic cadences—birth and infancy, courting and marriage, work and play, thanksgiving, healing and mysticism, death and life everlasting. From the very first breath until the last, music surrounds and shapes the lives of all Moroccans.

You can purchase this DVD here.

Victoria's most recent project, 'The Music of the Golden Triangle and the Cycles of Life', can be viewed here




The Music of Morocco and The Cycles of life was screened at the following venues:

Escambiar Film Festival, Toulouse, France (2001)

Chicago Cultural Center (2002)

Anfa Cultural Center, Casablanca, Morocco (hosted by the American Consulate, 2002)

Essaouira Music Festival, Morocco (2002)

Indianapolis Museum of Art (2002)

DePaul University, Chicago (2002)

Philadelphia International Film Festival (2003)

National Folklore Festival, Marrakech, Morocco (2003)

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. (2003)

National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. (2004)

This archival project is supported by the generosity of the following sponsors:

Marsha & Philip Dowd
 Illinois Humanities Grants
Royal Air Maroc Moroccan Tourist Board
  All images and information copyright © 2014 Victoria Vorreiter. All rights reserved.