Morocco, the North African country, has gripped various music styles in both traditional Moroccan songs and the popular Moroccan music. Moroccan musicians are prominent for their long hours performance. The musical instruments used in the Moroccan songs differ according to the types of music of Morocco.
Andalusia music has influenced the classical Morocco songs, where the lyrics are strictly utilized and form a classical verse accompanied by darbukka, kamanja, oud and rababa. Casablanca and Marrakesh hold many Arabic festivals of the National Broadcast Orchestra. Jews have played an important role in the Andalusia Morocco music and have established schools and conservatory to teach this kind of Arabic music.
Popular Arabic songs of Morocco in Arabic language is called Griha; it resembles the classical music but adopts Arabic songs about love and war.
Berber music of Morocco connects more to Arabic poetry than to Arabic music. Berber village music is presented with special Arabic dances. Ritual Berber music of Morocco is sung at special occasions like Arabic weddings and religious ceremonies.
The folk Morocco song is called Chaabi songs combined with clapping of groups of people with the playing of the lute and drums.
Moroccan Rai songs have been influenced by the Algerian Rai music, and has risen from the eastern regions of Morocco. A famous Rai Moroccan singer Douzi, who even though lived abroad still sings Moroccan songs.
Pop Arabic music in Morocco are well defined by the songs of Samira Said, Sofia Marikh; from Star academy; Amani Swissi, Ishtar Alabina, Natasha Atlas, and Hanaa El Idrisi.