Jewish Maghrib Jukebox

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Launching and retiring Jewish Maghrib Jukebox

After many years, I am quietly retiring my blog "Jewish Maghrib Jukebox" (and formerly "Jewish Morocco"). But not to fear! Not only will I keep "Jewish Maghrib Jukebox" live –– and so too the many hours of music –– for as long as it makes sense, I have at the same time launched a new effort at The site –– the first online archive of its kind –– is dedicated to "preserving North Africa's Jewish musical past, one record at a time."

And for our first post on, we have something special: an impossibly rare Salim Halali tango from 1945. I strongly suggest you take a read and a listen: