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Maypole vol. 1

May in Bluefields is a month full of celebration. On the 30th of May all the neighborhoods come together and compete in Carnival with their Dance groups, Marching bands, and Beauty Queens. This s the first of four clips that covered the winning group from 2007

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Moonlight Jam

Moonlight Jam

An excerpt from the production of the documentary in the works. During the pro…moreAn excerpt from the production of the documentary in the works. During the production we worked to put together a concert of Bluefields ALL-STAR musicians. The day of the concert there was no power so we were left in the dark. However the showed went on and all the musicians began jamming in the parking lot. The result was moonlight jam session with the best Bluefields musicians remixing tradition folk songs. The video looks rough ,but the sound is of a unique quality. less

Bluefields FC

Bluefields FC

This video is a promotional clip we made in support of the Bluefields soccer te…moreThis video is a promotional clip we made in support of the Bluefields soccer team in Nicaragua. Sports is a cultural event and always brings an animated support from the people. less

Happy Birthday blueEnergy

Happy Birthday blueEnergy

In four years of service blueEnergy has proudly served the communities of the A…moreIn four years of service blueEnergy has proudly served the communities of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. This clip is a celebration of what we has been able to do in this past year. less

Darling-U

Darling-U

Darling-U is a music video for PHILIP MONTALBAN< Montalban is Nicaragua's to…moreDarling-U is a music video for PHILIP MONTALBAN< Montalban is Nicaragua's top reggae artist representing the cultural roots of Nicaragua's Atlantic coast. The video was shot on Corn Island during "Crab Soup" which is a festival celebrating the liberation of slaves by the British on Aug. 27th. This video is a Bluefields Soundsystem Production. www.bluefieldsound.com less

Maypole vol. 2

Maypole vol. 2

May in Bluefields is a month full of celebration. On the 30th of May all the n…moreMay in Bluefields is a month full of celebration. On the 30th of May all the neighborhoods come together and compete in Carnival with their Dance groups, Marching bands, and Beauty Queens. This is the second of four clips that covered the winning group from 2007 This is a Bluefields Sound System Production. www.bluefieldsound.com less

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Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

Morocco: Scenic Voyage magical Tour

Morocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangier…moreMorocco is only 10 miles from Spain and its 3 main gateways Casablanca, Tangiers and Marrakech. Low cost airlines connect them with 2 to 3 hours flights to major European capitals. Casablanca is a bustling metropolis. Its must-see site is the spectacular King Hasan Mosque built right on the Atlantic coast and the second largest in the world after Mecca. The next stop is Rabat, the present capital of Morocco. Plenty to see. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. In 1500 bc The Phoenicians used Asilah it as trading port. the Portuguese came in the 15th century and staid for 300 years leaving military fortification. Its position on the Atlantic makes it a great fishing port. Tangier is an international city on the northern tip of Morocco in direct view of Spain. It has access to both Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts, and is a major cruiseship port. After A circle of writers, artists and Hollywood stars converged to Tangiers after WWII and a made it a fashionable spot. The world came to watch the action from its sidewalk cafes in the medina. Among the luxury hotels in Tangiers is the 5 star Movenpick on the Mediterranean side with luxurious amenities and superb Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is very diverse with influences from Berber, Mediterranean and Arab cuisines. Cape Spartel faces the strait of Gilbratar and is considered the northernmost point of the African continent. The Hercules grotto nearby fill up at high tide. The entrance of this mythical place has the shape of an upside map of Africa. Further east on the mediterranean a and Cabo Negro and Martil, cities of endless beaches facing the pristine waters of the Mediterranean. Chefchaouen.is surrounded for miles by olive groves is This is also one of the busiest mountain markets town. The Andalousian architecture of white and blue houses can be found in the kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. This is also a dying and weaving center. The famous djellaba, the long garment worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. We stop at the Holy City Of Moulay Idriss where the founder of Islam is buried. His tomb is a pilgrimage site for Muslims. Close by is the beautifully preserved archaeological site of the Roman city of Volubilis. From here on to the Imperial City of Meknes. Sultan Moulay spared no expense in creating this jewel of a city, building 40 kilometers of walls, an artificial lake and Bab Mansour, the grandest of all gates in Morocco on the big square which rivals Marrakech with its theatrical events. Fez, was the first Imperial City built in 790 A.D. by Moulay Idriss II. This is the world last surviving Medieval city with great monuments and a sprawling a Medina with the oldest tanneries in the world. Fez is also known for great shopping in its bustling souks. Great accommodations can be found in the Riads, old historic Moroccan homes converted to Hotels. Fez is the home of Scenic Voyages one of the premier travel agencies in Morocco serving all travel from Europe and the US . The drive to the Sahara is 300 miles over the dramatic Atlas Mountains. Here great Moroccan specialties like tagine and cous cous can be tasted in restaurants along the mountains. Erfoud is the beginning of the Sahara. Great empty spaces populated by camels with occasional encampments of nomadic people. A four wheel drive is necessary to get to the the sand dunes of Merzouga. Overnight in a Berber Bivouac sleeping under the stars in the desert. sunrise comes while gliding on camelback on the golden sands of the Sahara . This is truly Spectacular. And a big surprise is the luxurious Breakfast at the bivouac. We drive to Zagora in the Dra Valley at the edge of the desert surrounded by oasis and Casbahs like Tifoultoute, ancient fortified towns still inhabited today Ouarzazate has the sprawling and impressive Atlas Film Studios where Gladiator and Kundun were filmed. In Marrakech a visit to the monumental Saadian Tombs is a must. The great Mosque needs to be seen. And then the Medina has some of the best shopping anywhere.. But the big story is in Djemaa Elfna, a grand open theater with storytellers, fire eaters, snake-charmers and endless open-air restaurants. Food stalls display the great variety of dishes of Moroccan cuisine. Taroudant is an ancient city in the south with the feel of an old market town. Local women grind a nut with healing properties called argan used to make cosmetic creams. Taroudant with its rug weaving and crafts tradition is a great shopping stop. Agadir is a resort town on the southern Atlantic with beaches that go on forever and endless luxury hotels. It is also one of the busiest fishing ports in North Africa, Next stop Essaouira, an 800 year old Atlantic port with a massive fort and charming café’s and restaurants. El Jadida with beautiful Atlantic beaches was a Portuguese settlement from the 15th to the 18th century and it is heavily surrounded by fortified walls. Last stop back in Casablanca. This hectic city slows down on the week-end and this is the last chance to experience the relaxed Moroccan way of life before returning home. Air travel courtesy of Royal Air Morocco Travel co-ordination courtesy of the Moroccan Tourist Board Morocco is a great and safe destination for students, families and meeting planners. www.scenicvoyage.com/ less

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 2

Cruising the Nile on the Oberoi Philae part 2

From Essna the cruise on the Oberoi Philae heads south. Navigating the Esna l…moreFrom Essna the cruise on the Oberoi Philae heads south. Navigating the Esna locks takes a couple of hours though local salesmen conduct a brisk business throwing their ware up to the decks…. The ship sails to Edfu. It is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best preserved. The temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the between 237 and 57 BCE. The temple of Edfu is the largest temple dedicated to Horus and Hathor of Dendera. Kom Ombo stands on a promontory at a bend in the Nile and is one of the most spectacular settings of any of Egypt's river temples. The temple was located in the ancient city of Pa-Sebek, "the Domain of Sobek", who was the crocodile god. The Nile flows among amber deserts and granite mountains to Aswan , a beautiful African city in a great setting. A short ride from Aswan is the beautiful Philae Temple on the island of Agilika, dedicated to the goddess Isis. The Oberoi Philae ranked 3rd in BEST SMALL SHIPS OF THE WORLD awarded by Conde' Nast Traveller, USA in 2009 http://www.oberoihotels.com/oberoi_philae less

Rabat, a World Heritage Site

Rabat, a World Heritage Site

“Rabat, modern capital and historic city, a shared heritage” shows different…more “Rabat, modern capital and historic city, a shared heritage” shows different construction phases from the Almohad period (12th century) up to the present day. The city was substantially modernized by the French from 1912 on, resulting in the Ville Nouvelle. Not to be missed is the great Mohammed V Mausoleum with the Hassan Tower. The Medina with its Andalusian blue walls. The Atlantic beaches are wide and pristine. Unesco declared the historic city a World Heritage Site less

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Maypole vol. 3

Maypole vol. 3

May in Bluefields is a month full of celebration. On the 30th of May all the n…moreMay in Bluefields is a month full of celebration. On the 30th of May all the neighborhoods come together and compete in Carnival with their Dance groups, Marching bands, and Beauty Queens. This is the third of four clips that covered the winning group from 2007 This is a Bluefields Sound System Production. www.bluefieldsound.com less

Maypole vol. 4

Maypole vol. 4

May in Bluefields is a month full of celebration. On the 30th of May all the n…moreMay in Bluefields is a month full of celebration. On the 30th of May all the neighborhoods come together and compete in Carnival with their Dance groups, Marching bands, and Beauty Queens. This is the fourth of four clips that covered the winning group from 2007 This is a Bluefields Sound System Production. www.bluefieldsound.com less

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