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“Lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Clock Storytelling

Cafe Clock Storytelling
224 Derb Chtouka, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
+212 5243-78367
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Ranked #32 of 88 Attractions in Marrakech
Type: Scenic Drives
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Owner description: Traditional storytelling dates back thousands of years an is an important part of the Moroccan collective memory. However this rich tradition is fading asfewer raconteurs detail rich narratives for crowds in Jema el-Fna’a square. Cafe Clock reinvigorates this tradition by bringing retired storytellers to perform alongside freshly trained apprentices of the craft. Stories in English and Arabic.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Difficult to add to the excellent reviews already received, suffice to say this awesome little place (which only opened a matter of weeks ago) has a very bright future! A refreshing change from the tedious carbon copy menus which get quickly tiresome at "traditional" Marrakech restaurants. Bright, clean and fresh - you won't be disappointed.

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Barcelona, Spain
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A true moroccan experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I walked into this café with no idea what to expect! All I knew was that I was going to experience a kind of storytelling that was historically native to the moroccan people. Well, let me tell you, it was impressive, funny and extremely interesting and enjoyable! What a unique way to learn about the history of a people and of one of their traditions!
If you are looking for an authentic, but understandable (as some of the [apprentice] storytellers do a translation in english) moroccan experience, then a visit to Café Clock is absolutely a must! Not to mention, all the people are wonderful! Take the time to talk to them before and/or after the story and you won´t be dissapointed!

Visited March 2014
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Marrakech, Morocco
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“Feel the Culture . . . authentically”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Too often as foreign tourists visiting a country we find ourselves in establishments designed specifically for us but lacking authenticity. Often these places play to our fantasy about a culture from movies or images of a country long since changed and we miss experiencing the rich culture that currently exists. In a fun and inviting atmosphere, Cafe Clock offers a superlative alternative where tourists, expats, and Moroccans can come together to enjoy traditional Moroccan performances in a way that honors history and celebrates the beauty of Moroccan culture as it exists today.

Visited February 2014
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Marrakech, Morocco
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“keeping the heritage alive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Glamorous, Charming and Warm is the way I feel right to judge cafe clock. I personally enjoy the experience everytime I visit . It has a unique character , great service and I am not talking about the food , because you should come and try it yourself !!( the best almond milk shakes and camel burger !!....)
As a Moroccan I am grateful to cafe clock for their story telling project , because it is considered a heritage that has almost vanished from its cultural context . and yet they have managed to bring it back through the real spirit and atmosphere.

Visited February 2014
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Marrakech, Morocco
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“A great way to learn more about a true Moroccan tradition!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

As a tourist, it's easy to wander through Marrakech and only see the surface of its history and culture. Cafe Clock does a great job providing tourists with activities and events that allow visitors to delve a little deeper and interact with the real city-- and their storytelling preservation project is no different! The hikayat (traditional stories) of Morocco are fables and proverbs that teach lessons or talk about historic/ religious events. Now, visitors have the opportunity to hear both a master storyteller tell his stories in Darija (Hajj is amazing!) AND to listen to his apprentices perform the stories in English. If you don't understand Darija, the Hajj will still be able to keep you entertained and following his every word. I highly recommend stopping by the Clock for this intimate look into one of the most beloved Moroccan traditions!

Visited March 2014
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