Today we have a special treat! Nawarra of Morocco joins us to talk about the different dances of Morocco, specifically today the Shikkat and the Chaabi!
Much like any country Morocco is a diverse nation with many many different styles of dance, and, hoping to learn more about the North African part of MENAHT, we’re super excited to bring you this resource for learning more specifically about these two dances of Morocco!
Nawarra was born and raised in Casablanca, is a N/A dance Researcher, dancer and Performer and a freelance Lecturer on N/A Cultural Heritage at Various Universities and I’m so excited for her to be joining us here to share some of her knowledge! Shes also one of our teachers in this year’s Bundle where she’ll be diving deeper in to the two dances we talk about today!
As we dance MENAHT dances it is so important to take the time to study and learn the original contexts of what we’re doing and representing and I’m super thankful for Nawarra joining us today to help us down the path of more understanding and hopefully providing us a springboard from which we can start to do more research and learn!
Episode in honor of
Moroccan Schikkatt / Chaaibi Dance Style
Nawarra of Morocco
Length - 2 Hours
Value - 110 USD
Links & Resources
- (The dance is this video starts from 7.40mns) The singer in this video is Fatna Bint Houssein one of the top Schikkatt singers of Aita in Morocco
- Video #2 is still schikkatt style but it includes another style of dance known as --Qe3da-- Kaada.. with Foot stomping on a washing pot as a sign of power... and meaningful gestures in the dance