Are You Latin-Arabian?
Of course, with the mass conversion of Chiapas to Islam and the Lebanese takeover of Mexican telecoms and cinema, it was only a matter of time...
Here's the Rough Guide's latest fusion compilation, The Rough Guide to Latin-Arabia. Aurgasm clued me in to it, and you can listen here to the entire cut by Moroccan-born musician Rhany, a cover of Compay Segundo's "Chan Chan" (popularized in the Wim Wenders film Buena Vista Social Club). Rhany was born in Marrakech but lives in Tunisia and Paris. He traveled to Cuba to record with Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, et al.
But apart from all this "Spanish inflection," it's still nice to identify with a North African city in which most people actually do speak Spanish..