Next in class: North Africa

All Around This World map of Africa featuring Algeria

In our online class this week we’re all about the music and cultures of North Africa. First we focus on Algeria, embracing this historic home of Berbers and Barbary pirates, a land of vast Saharan deserts and lush, green oases. Then we take a jaunt out to Morocco, where the vast percentage of its native citizens are of mixed Berber-Arab descent, to attend a Berber marriage festival. If we play our cards right, we’ll fall in love.