street circus for the people
A four meter tall camel made of old flour and potato bags that not something you see every day. It part of a street festival in rural Morocco with drums, acrobats and larger than life puppets, like the camel. The festival plays on local traditions and pays tribute to the region cultural heritage. But it also integrates young people timberland shoes timberland shoes from the area without many opportunities: school dropouts, unemployed, orphans. The guy behind it all is 22 year old Azeddine Aabar.
Listen to the report by Elizabeth Grenier in Tahanahoute, Morocco:
The puppets at the Awaln’art street festival bear the traditional features of the people living in the mountainous region around Marrakesh (Photo: E. Grenier)
Both performers and spectators are proud of their local roots (Photo: E. Grenier)
The street festival integrates school drop out, unemployed youths and orphans (Photo timberland shoes : E. Grenier)
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