Jazz Living Legends: Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater to Perform in Morocco

Rabat - Jazz titans Herbie Hancock and Dee Dee Bridgewater will be performing in Morocco. One of the world's most renowned Jazz musicians, American pianist, keyboardist and composer Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock will perform in concerts in Rabat and Marrakech. He will be going cheek to check with Dee Dee Bridgewater, an American jazz singer and a United Nations Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Org ...

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The Moroccan Embassy in DC Presents Passport DC: Cultural Tourism

Fez - Morocco is participating in Passport DC: Cultural Tourism throughout the month of May in an effort to portray its cultural heritage. The event, which is organized by the Moroccan Embassy in the United States in collaboration with the Ministry of Handicrafts and Social Economy and the Crafts House, aims at presenting different Moroccan handicrafts, combining tradition and modernity. Items presented inc ...

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Agadir Hosts Seventh Annual International Documentary Film Festival

Rabat- The Seventh Annual International Documentary Film Festival takes place May 4-9 in Agadir, featuring a diverse array of international competitors. This year’s edition offers a special compilation of Maghreb, occidental, and African sub-Saharan films along with a dozen special screenings in a number of indoor and outdoor spaces throughput the city, such as the Jamma Adorra complex, Ibn Zohr University, ...

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In Pictures: Morocco’s Miss Strawberry

Taroudant - Safia al-Masoudi has been crowned Morocco’s miss strawberry during the fifth edition of the annual International Strawberry Festival held on April 23-25 in the Moroccan sea resort of Moulay Bousselham, about 75 kilos from Kénitra Province. The six-year-old little girl has been chosen Morocco’s miss strawberry among 100 young contestants. After being chosen miss-strawberry, Al-Massoudi will take ...

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Rabat, Arab Youth Capital for 2016

Cairo- The city of Rabat was named on Wednesday as capital of Arab youth for the year 2016. The choice was made during the meetings of the 38th session of the council of Arab youth and sports ministers which opened earlier in the day at the headquarters of the Arab League Secretariat General.  Rabat follows Bahrain's capital Manama which was chosen as capital of Arab youth for the year 2015. ...

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Najib Mikati’s Son Lavish Wedding in Marrakech Costs $25 Million

Rabat - The wedding of Malick Mikati, the son of the Lebanon’s richest man and former Prime Minister Najib Mikati, reportedly cost nearly $ 25 million, according to Alyaoum24. The three-day-wedding was celebrated Saturday in El Badi Palace in Marrakech in extremely extravagant festivities and included a brunch party at the La Mamounia luxurious hotel. Informed sources reported that Over 1,000 people attende ...

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Number of French Tourists Visiting Morocco Decreases 36%

Rabat- The number of French bookings for vacations in Morocco has decreased by 36 per cent, according to figures from the French National Union of Travel Agencies (SNAV). The number of bookings and departures registered a 36 and 46 per cent decrease, respectively. The downward trend in French bookings and departures to Morocco had already begun during the previous months. In December, for example, the numbe ...

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First Showroom of Moroccan Handicrafts to Open in Washington D.C. Area

Washington DC - Moroccan Minister of Handicrafts & Social and Solidarity-based Economy, Mrs. Fatima Marouan, inaugurates a permanent showroom in Dulles Design Center showcasing the finest of Moroccan craftsmanship.  Morocco’s rich and unique handicraft heritage is not only the fruit of distinguished skills and artistic talents, but also the results of the multiple cultural exchanges have shaped its hist ...

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Oftentimes I Wonder – Poem

By Lilia Ben Mansour - Tunis Many stories I had to tell For years in peace I used to dwell How on a single violet night My pleasure can become my plight **** Robbed of all bliss and happiness I saw a warm approaching light From a spectral lady in white But untrue her presence appeared A dreamt figure that I once feared **** A murky touch of wickedness Yet on her garments roses bloomed With delicate hands sh ...

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Five Moroccan Cities, Most Favorite Non-European Destinatons for Spanish Tourists

Rabat - A study by online travel agency "eDreams Spain" has ranked five Moroccan cities among the most favorite non-European destinations for Spanish tourists. The study included Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Rabat and Ourzazate in a list comprised of ten international destinations most preferred by Spanish tourists. In addition to Morocco, Spaniards prefer to spend their vacations in Miami, New York, New ...

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Moroccan Artisans Festival Featuring Beautiful Handicrafts Expo Officially Opens

Alexandria VA - Despite cold, un-Springlike cloudy weather, the Alexandria Artisans Festival opened officially with a flourish today in front of City Hall in Old Town Alexandria. With plenty of hot Moroccan mint tea in the offing, and marked by an impressive delegation of government officials and dignitaries, the Festival kicked off at noon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring welcome speeches by City o ...

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The Guardian Ranks Morocco Among Top 10 Destinations for Film-makers

Rabat - The Guardian has ranked Morocco among the top 10 film destinations for international film-makers in the world. The British newspaper said Morocco is currently "the first choice of American film-makers seeking a safe stand-in for the Middle East – a common demand these days, with Iraq war films still in heavy supply." Following the likes of Body of Lies and Green Zone, Morocco's capital Rabat was als ...

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