Dumūʻ al-Shaykhāt; Le Blues des Shikhates
Genre: Documentary | Director: Ali Essafi | Language: Arabic, English, English Subtitles | Length: 52 minutes | Country: Morocco | Year: 2004 | Rating: NR
The female Moroccan musicians known as sheikhates sing about the realities of life — about the land, nature, wars, mountains, crises and, of course, they sing about love. In short, their music represents the heritage of Morocco. Director Ali Essafi offers a marvelous portrait of the daily lives of these regional folk singers, exploring how their music has evolved over the years — along with society’s acceptance of the women who perform this music in public.