What’s the best instrument to play for Morocco?
Morocco’s Moroccan national orchestras have announced that their instruments are the best, but they also know that there are more important things to worry about.
Morocco’s national orchestres announced Tuesday that they will allow people with no prior instrument experience to apply to become a concertmaster.
The decision comes amid an intensifying campaign by the country’s government to promote and improve the instrument-playing experience in the country, which is home to a significant number of musicians and performers.
Moroccans have long been concerned that the instrument has been left behind.
But after the outbreak of the Ebola virus, many of the countrys orchestras began to promote their instruments as instruments of choice for health workers and other professionals, and their instruments were among the first instruments adopted in Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the outbreak is still ongoing.
Moros also play the harp and the clarinet, but its repertoire includes a broad range of instruments, from the small flute, which measures about one and a half inches in diameter, to the grand violin, a two-and-a-half-foot-long instrument with a neck measuring seven feet.
In an interview with NPR last year, Moroccans musician Ali Kibala said his orchestras wanted to do away with the harps, clarinets and other instruments of the past, which had become outdated.
Kibasa said that the orchestras are now working on improving the instruments that will be used in their performances, including the clarinet.
“We want to be the instruments of tomorrow,” he said.
But for many Moroccan musicians, the decision is a big step backward.
The orchestras say they will also allow people who had no instrument experience, but are already proficient in their chosen instrument, to apply for a position as a concert master.