- M. ALI LAGOUADER
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excerpt From THE TAILOR by M. Ali LAGOUADER
The next day Taher did a whole day's work in just a few hours so that he could go in the mid-afternoon to the palm-tree and sing his new songs to spirit his new beloved out of her home. He went there and sang soulfully but his beloved did not seem to have heard him this time round. He came back at the same time the next day and the day after and belted out his best new songs, but the woman he was after did not turn up again.
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Days in the Marrakesh Medina, or old city, were stiflingly hot, but evenings were cool and delicious: The sun bled itself to a crimson-and-carmine death behind the palms, the streets bustled with strollers and chanting mendicants. Through the alleys, in djellabas of emerald green and turquoise, sauntered jasmine- and saffron-scented young women fresh from the hammams, or baths, their hair looped damp and languorous under the folds of plush towels, their soaps and bottles of bath oils clattering in plastic buckets at their sides. There was nothing I relished more than passing through the auras of these hammam girls, inhaling and holding in my lungs that jasmine, that saffron
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July 25, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Boubker Mazoz of Casablanca, Morocco was elected to the Sister Cities International Board of Directors during the Annual Board Meeting on July 15, 2006. The meeting was part of the Sister Cities International 50th Anniversary Conference held in Washington, D.C.
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Schools Without Borders (SWB) Schools Without Borders (SWB) is a project that aims to provide some selected underprivileged schools in rural Moroccan areas with basic needs, educational programs and initiatives, financial incentives and scholarships in order to provide students with a comfortable education environment and school experience.
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The High Atlas Foundation
cordially invites you to a special reception
Honoring Carol Bellamy, Former Director of US Peace Corps and UNICEF
Keynote Address by André Azoulay, Counselor to His Majesty the King of Morocco
Celebration of the
Kate Jeans-Gail Memorial Fruit Tree Nursery
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The Moroccan Society of Houston’s Academic Affairs to award scholarships.
The Moroccan Society of Houston’s Academic Affairs announces that it has awarded two scholarships for the Fall semester 2006.
First place was awarded to Ms. Firdaous El Meriague, an undergraduate student at the University of Houston Bauer School majoring in Finance - Global Energy Management, sponsored by Michmich Auto Sales.
The Second place was awarded to Ms. Meriem Rhiati an undergraduate student at the University of Houston-Downtown pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in International Business, sponsored by Menara AVPL services.
Congratulations to both recipients, and many thanks to our sponsors.The Moroccan society of Houston Academic Affairs cease this opportunity to encourage students to apply for future MSH sponsored scholarships
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Event: Tangier, Morocco 1882-1909: Facts behind the fiction
When: Tuesday, September 19 2006 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Rome Building, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) -
Johns Hopkins University 1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Washington, DC 20036
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Iftar at Taste of Morocco
Sept. 27, 2006
The Moroccan Americans of Greater Washington Area will host the president and other members of the Royal Advisory Council For Saharan Affairs, commonly known by its CORCAS. The delegation will address issues surrounding the autonomy of Morocco's southern provinces.
- 6:00 p.m. Registration
- 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Meet and Greet
- 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. Iftar
- 7:45 - 7:50 p.m. Statement by the Moroccan Ambassador to the US
- 7:50 - 8:30 p.m. CORCAS Delegation Address
- 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Q&A Session
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Oct. 9, 2006 issue - Leila Ahlaloum, 25, is the very image of a modern European career woman. She works as a manager in a chic hotel, goes clubbing most weekends and, like many singletons, is on the prowl for Mr. Right. With her designer clothes and hip sunglasses, you'd never suspect she's a mainstream Muslim in an Islamic North African country. But as much as Leila represents a Western archetype, she's also the personification of modern Morocco. "Of course we love our own culture," says Leila, who lives in the cultural capital of Marrakech. "But ours is now a European way of life."
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PATHS TO HOPE
The Spirit of Fès is the international component of the celebrated Fès Festival of World Sacred Music and its companion Fès Forum. Its mission is to broaden the dialogue begun in Fès about ways in which art, culture and spirituality can offer a humane response to pressing global issues. The Tour will travel to 15 cities in 7 states from October 7 - 29 to connect to American communities and audiences.
Renowned artists from the Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim traditions collaborate together to honor the human spirit with their unique cultural traditions. Performers include the Daqqa Roudania of Taroudant from Morocco, Aruna Sairam from India, Moroccan – American Jewish vocalist Gerard Edery, Lebanese - American percussionist Jamey Haddad, New Yorker Susan Hellauer and Palestinian - American multi- instrumentalist Zafer Tawil.
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- Morocco before Reform.
- Introducing Reforms: Hassan II.
- Consolidating Reform: Mohammed VI
- The Missing Link: Political Reform.
- Prospects for Political Reform
- Secular Parties.
- Islamist Parties and Movements
- Promoting Political Reform in Morocco: A Limited Role for Outsiders
In the three decades after it gained independence in 1956, Morocco was characterized by stability verging on stagnation. But during the 1990s, this North African monarchy embarked on a path of top-down reform. King Hassan II took the first steps down this path during the last years of his long reign, and his son Mohammed VI continued the process after ascending to the throne in 1999.
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Mohammed Abikhros, vétéran de la communauté marocaine établie aux Etats-Unis est décédé, vendredi, au Maroc à la suite d'une longue maladie.
La nouvelle de la mort de "Ba Mohammad", comme l'appelaient si affectueusement tous les membres de la communauté marocaine, a été ressentie, avec une profonde tristesse, par tous ceux qui l'ont côtoyé et ils étaient nombreux.
Célibataire endurci, Ba Mohammad a consacré plus de 30 ans de sa vie en Amérique au service de la communauté marocaine dont il considérait ses membres, grands et petits, comme ses vrais proches, sa vraie famille.