Update: Beyond Digital’s Summer Project in Morocco

Jul 18, 2011

Kindle Project friend and grantee, Beyond Digital, has been in Morocco this summer working on their current project.  The project focuses on how creative adaptations of global digital technologies in Morocco are helping to transform youth culture and suggesting powerful alternatives to Western concepts of digital literacy (Source: Beyond Digital site). Just in today, we are excited to share their first video from this project. Featuring Hassan Wargui of Imanaren, this beautifully shot video gives a sweet glimpse into the wonderful work of this collaborative team. In addition, Beyond Digital will be offering a concert & presentation at The Cinemateque du Tanger on September 9th:

BEYOND DIGITAL presents Nettle and Hassan Wargui – This evening will feature a free concert by DJ /rupture’s Nettle, a band from Brooklyn who combine violin, cello, and voice with electronics. They will be joined by Hassan Wargui, a Berber musician based in Casablanca. The night will begin with a multimedia presentation by the Beyond Digital crew, discussing their collaborative artist project investigating contemporary Moroccan popular music. Nettle has toured the U.K. & Belgium with Nass El Ghiwane, and are releasing an album this September which is the soundtrack to an imaginary remake of The Shining, set in Dubai.

Stay in touch here and also on the Beyond Digital site for further details about this event. Whether you will be in Morocco or not, you’ll want to stay tapped in to the work and creations of these artists. You can also read more about their Morocco project on The Fader, where the Beyond Digital crew wrote about their initial meeting with Wargui.

 

Hassan Wargui – Imanaren from Beyond Digital on Vimeo.