Episode 4: Turkey, Colombia, Morocco
TURKEY – Reporter: Bant Mag.
“Turkish Glimpse: A Look At Global Modern History Through Turkish Songs” offers a glance at Turkey’s wide range of musical heritage with a distinct viewpoint. Murat Meriç, famed music writer, DJ and vinyl collector tells the stories of how significant world events in modern history found place in Turkish music. Such as Mohammed Ali becoming the world champion, first man on the Moon, atomic bombing on Hiroshima and so on…
Bant Mag. is an independent online/print magazine that has been bringing together new and exciting tendencies about music, film, and arts from Turkey and abroad, since 2004. Bant Mag. team has also hosted many bands and musicians in Turkey; organized festivals, exhibitions, screenings and carried out many special projects.
COLOMBIA – Reporter: Marimbea
Buenaventura is located in Colombia's southern Pacific Coast. One of the most important and active harbours of the country is located in this city that produces a very important income for the country. Because of the legacy of slave-trading during the colonial times, it’s population it’s mostly Afro-Colombian. Despite the wealthiness this city produces trough its harbour, Buenaventura's population suffers from poverty, most of its inhabitants lack basic services like water, health and education. Levels of corruption and violence are high. They live in the middle of a confrontation between different armed groups who are competing for controlling drug trafficking routes.
Despite all these problems, this town shines for its rich cultural and artistic expressions. They sing to everything and they dance to any sound they hear. For Buenaventura's communities, artistic expressions are very powerful tools for transforming social and economical problems, into songs, grooves, flows and beautiful moves.
Marimbea is an organization that generates opportunities and source of income for the cultural actors of the Southern Pacific Coast of Colombia trough the design and development of cultural experiences, and creating significative connections to spread their work and artistic expressions worldwide.\
MOROCCO – Reporter: Houda Abouz (Ma3azef)
This is an interview where Khtek17 (Houda Abouz) talks about her musical career, and her beginnings as a rapper. She also talks about her vision as an artist and active feminist, as well as her struggles and experiences.
Chadi Zeroual is a writer and director from Rabat, Adnane Ouarid is a filmmaker and director from Sale. Both filmmakers studied Cinema at the Abdelmalek Essadi university.