Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fez rap music video to premiere in US

A video of popular Fez rap group, Fez City Clan, is to premiere tonight in Somerville, near Boston.

The Somerville Community Access Television is hosting what's definitely the first Moroccan Rap Music event in the town, if not in the whole of Massachusetts. The event, they say, is about introducing Moroccan rap music with its incredible language, energy, and artistry to their little bit of the world.

This is the first music video ever produced for Fez City Clan and features eye-popping graffiti special effects painstakingly crafted by ex-Hollywood special effects artist Len White of Somerville.

Fez City Clan front man is Si Simo (above) who has been rapping in Darija (Moroccan Arabic) since 1999. In 2005 the group won first prize in the rap category at the Boulevard des Jeunes Musiciens Festival and they've never looked back. They've performed at numerous concerts in Morocco and overseas in Spain, France and Norway. Their most recent performances were at Mawazine Festival in Rabat, the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music and at the Sun Festival in Marrakech.

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