It is a unique moment in time for the electronic music scene in Morocco. Thanks to the efforts of pioneering young people in the scene, the festivals themselves, and the international press, Nidal sees that “the global electronic music industry is now looking at Morocco. So, if the authorities can work together with those of us in the scene, I think there is a bright future.”
This was when I realised that Oasis Festival was not a one off - there was a thriving scene here in Morocco, just like in Melbourne and so many other parts of the world. A scene of people who loved music with a passion, and who knew how to party like we do at home. Somehow, I had found myself entwined with a world of underground clubs and after hours parties, enjoying the company of locals who behaved just like the friends I was so familiar with at home. Despite our cultural and geographical differences, despite our varied histories and vastly different experiences, music can create a constant bridge, tethering people who are products of different environments to one another.