The Sound of Moroccan Culture
From the ancient folk pieces of the Berber mountain communities, to the Arab-Andalusian music of the cities, to the roots-fusion that you'll hear blaring from taxi radios and café ghetto blasters, music is the ultimate expression of Morocco's culture.
Qarqaba (also known as karkabas)
A pair of two-sided hand cymbals, clapped together to make interlocking rhythm patterns. A set of metallic castanets held in the hand. Originally made out of iron, they are now normally made out of a steel alloy. They produce a sound similar to the beat of horses' hooves. The qraqeb is commonly used in Gnawa music. 2 sizes available.