Couscous Swell is an adventure. It’s a travel diary. It’s a memoir. It’s a story (or series of stories). Couscous Swell is about dreaming and is itself a sort of dream come true. A true reminder of why we love so much this weird act of riding waves, and what passion can do to a soul.
Abdel El Harrim
In a world where fast content is king, and everyone is relentlessly fighting to get as much attention as possible, it almost seems like we aren’t allowed to take our time to express ourselves anymore. Instagram surfing clips are slowly killing surf films as we know them, and nostalgics that we are, we’re a little sad. But Couscous Swell is here to try and keep that fire alive for a little longer.
The Couscous Merch
A CAREFULLY PICKED INGREDIENT
What would surf movies (or any kind of film, for that matter) be without their memorable soundtracks? For this project, we’ve been blessed to be able to use songs from some of our favorite bands such as Tomorrow Tulips, The White Fence or the Pesos. But to make it a little more special, we decided to have Saad Elbaraka, the Moroccan One-man-indie-band himself, compose a few songs for us. He performed a few of his songs at one of our Premieres at the magical setting of “Olo Surf & Nature”, in Imessouane (Morocco). Listen to the soundtrack here.
When he isn’t working on his doctorate in industrial mathematics (supply chain modeling, to be precise), Saad likes to play some music. He happens to be really good at it. He’s a young, talented, indie pop, alternative, whatever style you need musician from Casablanca. We visited him at his home studio while he was working on the soundtrack for the film, and caught some clips.