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Wu Tang Clan Chooses Marrakech Master Artisan Yahya (Forbes)

Somewhere on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco, inside a vault housed beneath the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, there sits an engraved silver-and-nickel box with the potential to spawn a shift in the way music is consumed and monetized.

The lustrous container was handcrafted over the course of three months by British-Moroccan artist Yahya, whose works have been commissioned by royal families and business leaders around the world. Soon, it will contain a different sort of art piece: the Wu-Tang Clan’s double-album The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, recorded in secret over the past few years.

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Maalem Mahmoud Guinia Boiler Room

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FraFra Sound and Maalem Majid Bekkas live in Rabat.

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Ensemble Groupe Maâlem Omar Hayat in Houten.

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Majid Bekkas - Youbadi.

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Maalem Abdellah Zef Zaf playing away.

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