Brahim Daldali was born in 1987 in Sefrou, a city near Fes in Morocco. As a young boy, Brahim was captivated by the art of storytelling, and he would often listen to the stories of his elders with great attention. Little did he know that this fascination would eventually lead him down a path of becoming a storyteller himself.

In 2012, Brahim took his first steps as a storyteller when he started performing at Cafe Clock in Fes under the guidance of his mentor, Muhammad Mokhlis. Mokhlis, who had a wealth of experience as a storyteller, passed down his knowledge and techniques to Brahim, who quickly honed his skills and developed his unique style of storytelling.

Over the years, Brahim’s talent as a storyteller gained recognition, and in 2017, he participated in a storytelling festival in Rabat, where he competed against other talented storytellers from across Morocco. To his surprise, Brahim emerged as the winner, earning the title of the best storyteller in Morocco.

Brahim’s success at the festival opened up many doors for him, and he was invited to participate in various storytelling events across Morocco and beyond. In 2018, he participated in a storytelling event in the United Arab Emirates, where he had the opportunity to meet and learn from other talented storytellers from around the world.

For Brahim, storytelling is not just a passion, but also a way of preserving Moroccan culture and tradition. He believes that storytelling is an essential part of Moroccan heritage, and it is his mission to keep the art form alive. In a country where many master storytellers have passed away, Brahim sees himself as a torchbearer, carrying on the legacy of those who came before him and inspiring the next generation of storytellers.

Today, Brahim continues to work as a storyteller at Worldstorytelling cafe Marrakech. Through his work, Brahim hopes to keep the magic of Moroccan storytelling alive for many years to come.


Live Moroccan Stories from Cafe Clock

Start time: October 8, 2020 6:00 pm GMT

Live Stories from Morocco with Brahim Daldali with stories in Darija, Translated by Zouhair Khaznaoui