I recently went to part of the Rabat medina slightly out of my normal trajectory. I usually take visitors to Rue des Consuls, though an emergency phyllo dough purchase sent us towards the section of the medina closer to Bab el Had, a section of the medina that is far less sanitized for mass ingestion by tourists. In short, it was fantastic. I haven’t been to that section of the medina for a few months and was much more interested in it now that we have lived here for almost half of a year.
While walking through the Rabat kasbah I came across two of my favorite street performers / musicians. They aren’t as flashy as their counterparts in Fes who all appear to be either dipped in gold or brandishing as many instruments as possible, nor are they as numerous as the groups that populate Jemma el-Fnaa in Marrakesh.