Moroccan singer-songwriter Oum el Ghaït Benessahraoui, commonly known as Oum, blends western jazz and soul with gnawa and hassani rhythms. In 2013 there was already 'Soul Of Morocco', now followed by 'Zarabi'. For the recording of 'Zarabi' Oum travelled to M'hamid El Ghizlane, a Moroccan village on the outskirts of the Sahara. 'Zarabi' is Arabic for "carpet", a title also referring to M'hamid El Ghizlane, where the local women are known for the rugs they weave. The carpets are made up of pieces from old garments donated by the client, and just like those women incorporate the vestimentary past of their customers into their carpets, Oum delves into the musical past of her country, using different influences to create her own music.