Joudour Sahara Music Program, M'Hamid El Ghizlane, Morocco
Naji, a 14 year old student at the Joudour Sahara Music Program in M'hamid el Ghizlane, draws his inspiration from playing music. After a couple years at the program, he's shown tremendous growth. Watch this video of his performance singing and playing a beautiful Saharan song called Mzien Bint Bladi ( Like The Moon Shines You Light My Way)
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The Joudour Sahara Music Program in the small town of M’hamid el Ghizlane in southeastern Morocco serves as the only access point locally for youth to express themselves creatively. Joudour Sahara focuses on traditional music and dance from several diverse ethnic tribal groups who settled in the oasis of M’hamid from different corners of the Sahara desert centuries ago. The program also engages youth through blues music, dance, and community events. Joudour Sahara reaches 70 youth per week.