Info-Tahina-Can: Expedition members produce news programs during their adventure in Morocco

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The lifestyles of Morocco, its culture, its food and economy have been the main focal points of the Tahina-Can expedition in 2012. Expedition members have produced three news programs to capture this reality on their tour of the Arab nation.

The expedition, consisting mainly of students from Spanish and Latin American universities, set off on 8 September headed for Fez unified by the color purple of their t-shirts.

According to expedition members, on the trip they began to "detect the cultural change that the country of the big sand dunes hides. The name of the airplane in Arabic and its smell when boarding; a typical melody; the unusual velvety texture of the seats and sampling the food [...] the standard: chicken, rice and spices. "

Upon their arrival in Africa students shared their first impressions of "women who just showed their faces, men with djellabas and sandals, of old Mercedes Benz cars used as taxis " on the Tahina Can website.

The expedition visited the village of Khamlia, where students were treated to a very special show by a group of seven dancers who performed a tribal dance to the sound of music that the entertainers themselves played (the group, Pigeons du Sable, consisted of four men and three women). "The women held hands and sang moving together towards the men who kept the beat. They played two drums made ​​from camel skin and metal castanets that have nothing to do with the Spanish ones. As explained to us by a musician, the black embroidered veil worn by women that completely covers their faces is to protect them from the heat; the men, on the other hand, wear white robes" as explained by expedition members on the Tahina Can website.

Expedition members approached the Moroccan population to get to know their way of life. They interviewed young people like Said, a camel tour guide, or others like Buahash, Bennys, Mohamed and Abdlouhab, a goldsmith, carpenter, tanner and weaver respectively. The students were organized into three groups in order to carry out their interviews according to the different journalistic formats: photography, print and television.