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Mimouna: The Moroccan Holiday Celebrated by Politicians In Israel

Rabat- Mimouna, the Moroccan Jews’ traditional holiday has become a national celebration in Israel, in which politicians attend events nationwide, reported Israeli media. Every year, as the Passover holidays are closed, Jews from Morocco don traditional dress and get ready to start celebrating Mimouna, a festival that features sweets, music, and visits to family members and to the homes of community dignita ...

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Tangier’s International Literary-Arts Salon to discuss Africa’s Cultural Diversity

By Elena Hart - Tangier The French Institute of Tangier will host the 18th Annual International Literary and Arts Salon of Tangier from May 7th to 11th, 2014. This unique festival, like the mythical city of Tangier, has made a distinct mark on the Moroccan cultural scene, thanks to a daring avant-garde spirit and a willingness to open up a discussion on critical political and social issues. Each year, write ...

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On Enmity and Friendship – Poem

Tunis Down! Down! my Enemy And read not my pity and sorrow, Lest, perhaps, you wake up And become my Friend tomorrow. look! Will it be of profit for you My Enemy not to be my Friend And help me not to help you And act on when shaking my hand? Yesterday went on and today Has gone wailing to end itself soon. My people are down to earth But I weep and look at the moon That has always conferred warm light On th ...

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Moha Souag: Moroccan writer who just wants to write

Goulmima - Human beings are bestowed with gifts of all kinds and yet very few succeed in bringing these gifts to their potential and make masterpieces out of them. The faculties of speaking and writing are such invaluable gifts yet how many times have we been at a loss of finding the right word or when language fails us? Writers and poets have honed those skills and like magicians, they manipulate words art ...

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Essaouira, irreducible bastion of diversity of all musical genres, Azoulay

Rabat - The holding on April 24-27 of the 14th edition of the "Printemps des Alizés" will enhance the destination of Essaouira as an irreducible bastion of cultural diversity and privileged agora for all musical genres, said André Azoulay, the King's advisor and president of Essaouira Mogador Association. This 2014 edition of the "Printemps des Alizés" will follow the way which masters and pupils have frequ ...

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Morocco’s Ouarzazate: A Tourist City without Noise

Ouarzazat- Morocco is well known for its diversity in many ways, making it an attractive destination to foreigners who enjoy discovering diverse cultures, climates, geographical landscapes etc. Apart from the well-known big cities of Morocco, the small cities and oases of south-east region, such as Ouarzazate, Kelaa Megouna, Bomalne Dades, Tinghir, Zagoura and Arfoud are causes for wonder. While these citie ...

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Marrakech among Top Favorite Destinations of World Stars

Casablanca - The “Southern Pearl” is officially a world celebrity magnet. The famous French magazine Gala has recently published a list of most cherished destinations by international stars, and Marrakech is one of them. Once again, the “Red City” figures among the world’s most visited destinations. Gala listed the imperial city next to other fabulous places favored by world celebrities, such as Rio de Jane ...

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Initiative to Preserve the Architectural Heritage of Gueliz, Marrakech

Marrakech - Heritage Month begins tomorrow, April 18th in Marrakech according to a report in the online site Made in Marrakech. Save Cinemas in Morocco Association in partnership with the City of Marrakech, the Delegation to the Ministry of Culture in Marrakech, the Gueliz district and "Friends of Palace Cinema" are taking part in such event. A number of events are taking place, including a drive by a numbe ...

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Marrakech hosts British Polo Day Morocco

Marrakech- Jnan Amar Polo Club will host the inaugural British Polo Day Morocco in aid of The Eve Branson Foundation on April 19 in Marrakech. "On Saturday 19th April, British Polo Day, presented by Land Rover, will bring elegance, style and the best amateur traditions of polo to African soil with the inaugural British Polo Day Morocco," reads a statement made by the organizers. The Polo match is being held ...

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A Dream – Poem

Rabat Once upon a time When words were still words And smiles were real And not plastic I read on your lips A poem about love and life. Your eyes in their fascinating beauty, I remember, Broke superbly my ice And the ices imprisoning my person And shattered my deadly silence And all the silences Of people like me **** You came to me in a dream, Out of the wilderness, Beautifully wrapped In a shroud of flowe ...

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Kathy’s Tulips – Poem

Rabat We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. Plato (427-347) The watchful gods, The revengeful gods, You and me And the interminable suffering. The tulips, Kathy’s tulips.  **** Iranian music fills the room, The Santur stands out Supreme and majestically. It brings out With its sad notes The beauty Of the tulips, Kathy’s tulips. ...

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Saudi Princess Ameera al-Taweel Enchanted by the Moroccan Caftan

Casablanca - The glamorous Moroccan Caftan enchants exceptional women all around the world.  This time, Saudi Arabian Princess Ameera al-Taweel has fallen for the Moroccan attire’s magical spell, according to the website Yabiladies. Many international female celebrities made the Moroccan Caftan as their favorite garment, wearing it on the occasion of the most celebrated events, fashions converge. Akin to ma ...

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