By VICTOR MASSARI
RABAT, Morocco – A tall man clutching a handbag filled with gold fractures of an old brass instrument enters downtown Rabat. His shaggy curls cascade from the back of his baseball cap as he reaches into his bag to pull out metal rings, a voice-looping machine, an iPad, an amplifer, and an endless line of cables. This is Rabat’s own local street performer, Badr “Snoopy” Houtar, 27.
“My mother always said I give life to objects,” said Houtar. “Where some people see just a plastic bag, I see a world of fun.”
Houtar, 27, stopped pursuing a degree in architecture four years ago to enroll in the only circus school in all of Morocco.