"THE STORYTELLERS" Djamaa El Fna - Square Tip by DAO

Djamaa El Fna - Square, Marrakesh: 143 reviews and 289 photos

The Halaiquis (storytellers) are the keepers of the oral traditions and folklore knowledge of Morocco. Unfortunately for most tourists they speak in Darixa (Morocco?s Arabic dialect). Performances can range from adaptations of well-known stories to poetry. For the local men, this is a daily theatre experience. These talented tellers of history and fiction learned their trade over generations. Their origins pre-date mass education, and electricity. It is truly amazing to see how popular they still are. You will never see a Storyteller without an eager crowd.

Address: The town square of Jemaa l-Fna
Directions: Look for a crowd of men sitting down in a semi-circle
Website: http://www.visitmorocco.com/index.php/eng/I-enjoy/Festivals-and-Moussems/Storytellers

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  • Updated Oct 21, 2010
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