Get a glimpse of areas around the world without leaving West Chester. Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 3rd at 7pm, enjoy listening to the riveting adventures of Rick Ray in “The Soul of Morocco” lecture, a part of the Uptown! Knauer and Performing Arts Center Travel Adventure Series. Rick Ray, an esteemed American filmmaker and travel enthusiast, will take you on a documentary journey as he describes the “windswept mountains of orange-gold sand” in the Sahara.
The beautiful architecture around the country, which usually has a more earthy color scheme, is said to have derived its influence from parts of Arab, Spanish, Portuguese, and French culture. Morocco is also home to the Andalusian classical music genre that retains popularity around different parts of North Africa. The cuisine in this country has long been considered extremely diversified in its nature, with its unique fusion of European and Mediterranean influences. Expertly using spices throughout their food like saffron, the culinary dishes are very distinct from the cultures that influence them.
What You Can Expect:
Rick Ray will showcase what he believes to be the essence of what makes Morocco a magnificent country with his gorgeous cinematography. He will be describing what he loves the most about cities Fez and Marrakech, as well as providing insight on Moroccan markets, teas, palaces, mountain villages, and Mecca. He will be taking a look inside kasbahs, or ancient, legendary desert palaces.
“The Soul of Morocco” will be playing for one night only at Uptown! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Don’t miss out on “Mona Lisa is Missing,” the next Travel Adventure Series with Joe Madeiros on October 24th.