“This is Maroc” is a photographic and video documentary about La Nouvelle Scene emerging from Morocco in the last decade, a voyage along the paths of modern music in the country. Its aim is to describe not only the musicians but also their environment and the way the music is being established.
For than three months, Nicolas Orsini and Yann Sivault met the new leading figures in the Moroccan music scene and its industry. The work shows an eclectic variety of photographs, interviews and sounds based on the trips around five cities across Morocco: Rabat, Casablanca, Meknes, Marrakech and Essaouira.
“This is Maroc” documents the relationship between modern sound, which is growing everywhere in Morocco, and traditional culture. It describes the development in the last 10 years of a new infrastructure including the beginnings of the private radio stations “Hit Radio” in Rabat and “AswatRadio” in Casablanca; the rise of new recording studios across the country; and, finally, personal stories like Momo’s, unquestionably one the most important figures in Morocco’s music scene, who established the festivals “Le Boulevard” and “Le Tremplin”.