June 2019
Tbourida   Or Fantasia is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and for Maghrebi wedding celebrations. “Fantasia” is an Orientalist name from the French, the actual traditional term derived from the Arabic word baroud, meaning gunpowder. It is present in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mali, Niger, and Mauritania.     The performance consists of a group...
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THE SAND BATH, WHAT IS IT?   In Merzouga, as in many areas of the Moroccan desert, the sand bath, also known as psammatotherapy, or sand otherapy, is a practice of alternative medicine adopted by many people affected by rheumatism. The sandbath takes its name simply from the method of practice itself, consisting of burying...
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