Research Article

Echoes of Transformation: Moroccan Youth's Political Voices in Ultras and Rap Music


  • Hicham Diouane Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fes, Morocco
  • Fatima Amrani Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Fes, Morocco


This article delves into the emergence of Moroccan youth as a significant social agent, a transformation that has unfolded in the wake of decades of patriarchal influence. The onset of the twenty-first century heralded an era characterized by the diminishing impact of political parties and a gradual erosion of the extended family's traditional role. This study aims to scrutinize the profound impact of this societal shift on Moroccan youth, who have exhibited a fervent desire to forge their unique mode of self-expression, thus liberating themselves from the constraints imposed by longstanding social institutions and values. To comprehensively investigate the development of Moroccan youth's visibility and their endeavors to challenge conventional institutions, this research predominantly employs qualitative research methods. Particularly, discourse and content analysis are applied to unearth the nuanced dynamics underpinning the transformation. The multifaceted examination encapsulates the diversification of youth subcultures, fueled by a fusion of globalizing influences and local dynamics, thereby presenting an alternative outlook on Morocco's evolving sociocultural landscape. The primary findings of this research underscore Moroccan youth's adeptness at responding to sociopolitical transformations. They have harnessed alternative channels for articulating their unique perspectives on reality. These avenues encompass public protests, rap music, and participation in Ultras activities, all of which serve as potent tools for expressing dissent and challenging established norms. This proactive response underscores the agency and active engagement of Moroccan youth with pressing social and political issues. Contrary to prevailing perceptions of apathy and disengagement, they have emerged as key proponents of change, effectively navigating the complex terrain of societal transformation and challenging entrenched norms and power structures.

Article information


Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies

Volume (Issue)

5 (11)





How to Cite

Diouane, H., & Amrani, F. (2023). Echoes of Transformation: Moroccan Youth’s Political Voices in Ultras and Rap Music. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 5(11), 01–08.



Moroccan Youth, Social Change, Rap Music, Ultras, social media, Political Participation Family code.