Leyla The Gitana: Mystery in Morocco

FB_IMG_1503443454589The beautiful Leyla is filled with beauty, passion and romance for dance.  Born in Spain, her daring style comes from her heritage. Leyla’s mother trained her from a young age in Flamenco, and being half of Arabic descent she also has a great love for the dances of the middle east. In fact, her father, Abdel Nour, is a well-known musician and composer across Northern Africa. There are high expectations for Leyla to create mesmerizing choreographed performances and keep Majorelle operetta the highlight of Marrakesh’s nightlife.  Leyla is known for her fiery personality both on and off the stage. Just as her mother was drawn to her father Abdel, Leyla is drawn to Hashim, one of the musicians.  As Leyla and Hashim become closer only one person can get in their way – Sabah.  Sabah is not just any ordinary dancer, she is the current queen of Cairo and has traveled to Morroco at the request of Leyla’s father to further entice the audience and become the new headliner. Sabah has a demanding personality and is very flirtatious, especially with Hashim. When Hashim seems to aknowledge and return Sabah’s advances Leyla is heartbroken.

Will Leyla use her heartbreak to advance her artistry or will her heartbreak turn to rage and death?

 

 

 

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Zophie The Betrayer: Mystery in Morocco

FB_IMG_1504495398791Zophie comes from the Askali, Romani family.  A family that is cursed.  As Persian folklore states, the Romani family is doomed to roam the earth, unable to find peace, due to their greed.  The great King had once given the Romani family prized horses to travel and provide entertainment among the poor, but instead, the family drowned themselves in wine and left the horses to nearly starve. Upset by this, the king had a powerful Sihir place a curse among the family.  Zophie, the eldest daughter of the family and a fortune-teller, has grown tired of wandering.  One night, while her family is sleeping, Zophie tries to escape. She is caught by her younger sister and they quarrel. Overcome by the power of Zophie, the younger sister falls. In a panic, Zophie escapes leaving her injured sister.  Unknowing to what fate has brought her sister, Zophie, claiming a new identity as Sophia, finds herself a home in Morocco and at Majorelle Operetta, the heart of entertainment in Marrakesh. Known for her incredible balance she performs a tea-tray dance with fire.

Zophie becomes the first suspect in the murder. Was Zophie suspicious that the dead dancer knew her true identity? Is she the killer? Will her true identity be revealed? Or can she escape her families curse?