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This one is a bit of our team’s favourite – Inspired by the colours of Morocco but bringing us back to the sixties and Leah’s most beloved Moroccan city, Tangier.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Morocco was a refuge for writers and musicians from abroad, including the rolling stones.
Jack Kerouac and William s. Burroughs wrote the legendary naked lunch while staying at a hotel in Tangier.
Morocco was to the Rolling stones what India was to the Beatles – they travelled there in the late 1960s searching for musical inspiration and found that and much more.
The fusion of Berber, African, and Arabic music significantly influenced the rolling stones’ sound. Still, they were also enthralled by the atmosphere of the country – especially the somewhat seedy city of tangier – home at the time to spies, smugglers, expatriate aristocrats, and writers-in-exile. They arrived in the British mod style and left in billowing shirts, weighed down by bracelets, necklaces, and various trinkets. Keith Richards said about his experiences in Morocco, “We enjoyed being transported. You could be Sinbad the sailor, one thousand and one night. We loved it.”