studioHOPSCOTCH, a London-based design practice, recently completed the Bab Hotel in Marrakech, a pioneering urban hotel where traditional Moroccan influences meet contemporary design. They based its design on light and transparency to create sequences, rhythm and movement throughout the bar, restaurant and hotel rooms. The furniture was found in the souks of Marrakech, or designed by Clemence Pirajean and custom-made by local craftsmen.
University of Gnawa is the title of the first album from Aziz Sahmaoui, a musician living and working in Paris. He mixes beats from Senegal and Morocco with Gnawa Trance, in the process creating something entirely new.