2009 - Europe

March 20, 2009–July 9, 2009

Finally Florence

July 9, 2009
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
First off, my boy Hassan Annouri’s new video filmed in Morocco. I met this guy and his video crew chilling at at awesome seafood restaraunt in Asilah. It’s in German, but that doesn’t make it not sick. (His new album drops July 31) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bQOCqXPmnE Next, my boy Trevor… Read more

Torino e Cinque Terre

June 10, 2009
Torino, Piemonte, Italy
I must apologize to my faithful readers for the tardiness of these last few sets of photos. And more importantly, I must apologize for my severe lack of pictures in Torino. While the weather was less than optimal, I had a fantastic time with my excellent host Floriana. Since it was raining for much of the time, outside was not much of an option… Read more

Madrid Photos

May 13, 2009
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Monday: I returned back to the hostel in Granada after a day exploring the city.  I began researching train tickets to return to Barcelona on my way to Torino. My initial plan consisted of taking the train back to Barcelona, spening a day there… Read more

Mi Cantar de Granada

May 6, 2009
Granada, AndalucĂ­a, Spain
Granada, tierra soñada por mi, mi cantar se vuelve gitano cuando es para ti, mi cantar hecho de fantasía, mi cantar flor de melancolía que yo te vengo a dar. Granada, land of my dreams… Your thin arabesque calles, your daunting yet inviting cuestas… Read more

Fes and Asilah Photos

May 1, 2009
Asilah, Tanger-TĂ©touan, Morocco
Photos from the rest of my time in Morocco. And a shoutout to new friends Hassan Annouri, German hip hop star, and his video crew I met at a badass seafood restaurant Casa Garcia in Asilah. This isn’t the new video they shot in Morocco, but I’ll post that one as soon as it hits. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scDoRfkfknU

Sahara!

April 29, 2009
Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
Here are some photos of our road trip out to the desert near Zagora. The car ride took us most of the day included a gas scare. After the fourth gas station we passed with no gas, we were a little worried… Read more

Marrakech Photos

April 28, 2009
Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
Here is the craziness that is Marrakech:

Jamming in the Djeema

April 22, 2009
Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
“Musician?” the bendir player asked me. Finally, after seeing the market open and all the alleyways that had so scared me previous night transformed into shop after shop, I was coming to feel comfortable in the city. During the day, the medina of Marrakesh is overwhelming. The Djeeaa el Fna is covered in carts selling fresh squeezed orange juice, snake charmers, Gnawa musicians… Read more

Marrakech Night One

April 21, 2009
Marrakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
The first night in Morocco Shawn and I landed around 11:30pm to the airport. After a day of recovering from the wedding and just enough sleep on the flight to make us groggy, we were exhausted and thus somewhat unable to properly deal with this new continent. We were hustled into a cab, I’m still not 100% sure it was legitimate… Read more