Morocco has a rich history of innovation in electronic music—an industry that, in recent years, has gained international recognition through destination festivals popular with music lovers across the world. Yet the electronic music scene is plagued by a recognizable problem: It is almost entirely dominated by men.
To confront that reality and change the face of Morocco's music industry, Moroccan women are forming a movement—launching grassroots initiatives to train aspiring DJs and support them to book their first gigs and produce music. DJs are increasingly outspoken about demanding more opportunities for women and creating safer conditions for women to party.
This reporting was supported by NYU GlobalBeat, the international in-field reporting program at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Additional story development was provided by Mahacine Mokdad.