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It is known that Morocco is rich in popular folk dances, especially the Amazighs, and most Moroccan traditional dances involving men and women, individually or bilaterally or collectively. These dances are associated with festivals, concerts, weddings and agricultural seasons and hills, and periods of military resistance and the struggle against enemy invaders. There are several types of dances: what are they? What are their characteristics, artistic, aesthetic and semantic characteristics?

Dance of the genius:

The dance will abound in the backyard Mdeshr, villages and towns Souss (Agadir, Taroudant, Essaouira and Tiznit, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Tata

And a fantastic group dance with a large number of dancers. This folk dance begins not before after throwing some poetry lines (amarg ) by the poet of the band or by a group of poets in rotation, also launched with the launching of the joy women to be followed by a dance backyard. If these steps begin to warm the atmosphere of the concert, the atmosphere of the sensor and dance movements Alchoragraveh (physical) in which the shoulders and shaking the head and body.

Dance of Ahidus :

Means that the word “Ohidos” in the Amazigh dance group, offering the dance “Ohidos” in the form of two or more divisions, or Vtaatkabl ups or downs in parallel or similarity to support the progress and lead these dance teams Maestro (or Sheikh Rais or a teacher …) a. He is dynamic dancers in their light dance hair art and musical instruments Caldv (Talunt)

This section of folk collective dance folk from the southeast (Tafilalet) to the northwest (Tifelt), and spread precisely in the Middle Atlas Mountains, where nature singing the generous fruits, especially in the region of Khenifra, Ifrane and Azrou, Eyebrows and Tiflet. Khemisset, Errachdia and Goulmim, and Imilchil, The council was appointed.

The dance of brown:

Dance of the assets of a well-known desert in southern Morocco is diagnosed a small group of men where one of them and adjusts the rhythm by beating the “capacity” and from which came the dance label eDRH artistic movements, after which the woman in a group of singers. The dancer performs artistic actions while she was sitting on her lap and covered with a veil, and blessed you move her head and hands to the rhythm of the music.

The dance of REGGADA :

The dance is considered one of the most folkloric Alrkadh monuments east of Morocco, especially in Oujda and the volcano region… This folk dance is performed on occasions and harvest seasons.

And the dance or artistic dance allaouaise for men depends on the agility of movement and speed of coordination. And lead in the form of lines or circles at the level of Algaath and Abannder of percussion and derbouka. From time to time for men to stop the movement, then get up off the ground, they want a proof of their feet with stick arms tightening their code of tenacity.


Alrma slaves are the art of lyrical dance of the Moroccan Folk Arts, where he will meet a group of singers and dancers dressed in traditional phrases chanted traditional of the local Alchgr this art appeared in some regions Kordigh and Chaouia Tadla and Haouz there are times, can this classification of art in the folk arts Alfaragoah defined by the box Morocco and continues to this day. “Armor” refers to the act of firing a rifle or pistol audibly. It was still for each group or group provider oversees the conduct and care and are often the most prominent poets and his system.

Dance of GNAOUA:

It greets GNAOUI descendant of slaves who imported them during the golden age of the empire of Morocco (ends 16th century AD) from black Africa, which was then called Sudan. Gnawa otzmah is the distortion of the original name, which was “Kenya” (Guinea), or slaves of Guinea they were always called before the full integration of Moroccan society and still “Gnawa path” scattered in many cities and villages of Morocco, especially in the cities of Marrakech, Essaouira, Rabat and Meknes and enjoy the city of Essaouira city prestigious spiritual city for a whole range of Gnawa range in Morocco, where he held an annual world festival.

The AISSAOUA dance :

AISSAOUA dance affiliated with the followers of Sheikh Mohammed Benaissa, a hidden city of Meknes depends on this dance on Alomdah and prayers are listed on the Messenger of Allah collectively, accompanied by beatings on the Altarajh machines, bowl, Abannder, tabla, tambourine, and horns of the horn, and by the collective performance of a unified and low system. They are popularly known for this musical fabric that he signed an exceptional listener, which can occur when a particular emotion, and that his hospital qualifies for certain psychiatric conditions.

The dance of JBALA :

The diffusion of mountain dances of northwestern Morocco, which includes the following cities: the music of the mountain Tqtoukh accompanies Chefchaouen, Tangier, Larache, Ksar el-Kebir, authentic, Zan, Taounate these dances. This is art reflecting what the human mountain associated with nature, traditions and habits, Valrqsat INDIGENOUS from the depths of nature, they embody the social link to the land, war and various concerns and joys have experienced.

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  • Moroccan culture is rich with different music styles. And most of Moroccans celebrate their weddings with the folk music. My favorite one is gnawa music.

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