Through Jade's Eyes

This blog is about the fictional character, Jade del Cameron (www.suzannearruda.com), and the historical time period in which she lives.

My Photo
Name:
Location: www.suzannearruda.com, United States

I'm the author of the Jade del Cameron historical mystery series set in 1920's Africa. Lots of action, intrigue, mystery and a dash of romance. Follow me at www.twitter.com/SuzanneArruda *The audio link (view complete profile) is an interview by Baron Ron Herron (9/17/2009, Santa Barbara {CA} News-Press Radio, KZSB, AM 1290

Monday, July 14, 2008

MARRAKECH: THE JEMAẬ-EL-FNA: PART 2


Come with me to the Square of the Dead inside old Marrakech.

Today the Jemaâ-el-Fna, attracts a large number of tourists and the right to be a vendor is licensed. To an extent, it’s like visiting an “old time” crafts festival where the performers work as they did long ago for the sake of the visitors. But while the henna painters and the snake charmers might attract the tourists, there are still story tellers speaking in Moroccan Arabic to a purely Moroccan audience. And the overlying music is enjoyed by all. After all, the riads, or townhouses, are not far away and many residents come out for the cool evening’s entertainment.

Little old ladies still sit on the square and sell their handiwork as they might have in 1920.

And others still gather and visit or to examine the latest supply of jewelry.

So click on the video below and enjoy a taste of the Jemaâ-el-Fna as filmed from a nearby café rooftop. Imagine that it is 1920 and you’re with Jade as she tries to make her appointment with her mother’s kidnappers (The Serpent’s Daughter) in the square.

video

NEXT WEEK: THE RIADS

Labels: , , , ,

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home