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Morocco not to participate in Eurovision Song Contest in 2015

Rabat- The Moroccan national broadcaster (SNRT) will not participate at the next Eurovision song contest scheduled to take place in Vienna next year, according to ESCToday. Morocco is the only country from the African continent to have ever competed in the Eurovision song contest. Countries as participants are represented by one television broadcaster and typically by their national public broadcasting orga ...

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Idir: Amazigh Ambassador of Music and Peace

Marrakech - Hamid Cheriet, better known by his stage name Idir, was born in 1949 in Kabily, in the village of Ait Lahcen, in Algeria, is famous throughout the world for his Amazigh music. But before becoming a very famous singer and ambassador of Amazigh music, he devoted all his time to studying geology. Idir, the Professor of Biology, moved to the desert of Algeria in 1973 to work in the Algerian oil and ...

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Aammori Mbarek, One of the Pioneers of Amazigh Song

Marrakech - Aammori Mbarek, one of the pioneers of Amazigh song and a lover and singer of freedom, alienation and continuous traveling, was born in a rural area in Taroudant, (88km southeast of Agadir), in 1951 and brought up in a very cruel environment within a charity. Mbarek’s story is like a fairy tale: he was born and raised away from the love and warmth of his family, but he discovered the world of ar ...

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Rabat Celebrates the 20th Edition of the International Festival of Cinema

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The Association of International Festival of Arts and Culture is organizing the 20th session of the International Festival of Cinema of the Author from October 24 to November 2 in Rabat.  Since 1994, the International Festival of Cinema Authors has hosted engaging exhibitions on the different elements of cinema throughout the years. They have all been valuable to promoting the seve ...

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Midelt, the First Producer of Apple in Morocco

Rabat - Under the theme “Quality, ranking, and estimating the product for a better marketing,” the Midelt province of Morocco organized the Apple Festival of Midelt from October 24 to 25. The festival was hosted in partnership with the Meknes –Tafilalt region, the regional council of Midelt, the municipality of Midelt, the regional tourism council of Midelt, and in collaboration with the regional directorat ...

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Morocco’s Open-air Museum of Prehistoric Fossils, the Largest in the World

Marrakech - Along the Ziz Valley crossing the city of Erfoud, one of the largest palm oases of Morocco located about 305 km from Ouarzazate in southeastern Morocco, visitors run across fossils of animals dating back to prehistoric times. Geologists and archeologists consider Erfoud the largest open-air museum of fossils in the world. It is enriched by a varied collection of extinct land and sea animals foss ...

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Nour Festival Brings Light and Art to London Audiences

Rabat - The annual month-long Nour Festival of the Council of Arts and Culture Services of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is taking place in London on October 20 through November 30th. The event showcases the very best of contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture. The Nour Festival, nour meaning “light” in Arabic, grew from a pioneering arts education program based at Leigh ...

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Moroccan Born Disabled Painter Makes Beautiful Artwork With Her Mouth

Taroudant - Moroccan-born artist Mariam Fatima Paré learned to paint wonderful drawings with her mouth and develop her passion for painting after a stray bullet struck her while driving nearly 20 years ago and left her paralyzed. Despite the tragic accident that left her quadriplegic, the artist, 38, did not give up her dream to become a professional painter, an art she loved ever since she was a little gir ...

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Morocco: Kassr Annoujoum to organise “IncontriFès” 2014

Taroudant, Morocco - The Ducci Foundation, in collaboration with the International Centre for Intercultural Dialogue (C.I.D.I.), presents the fourth edition of IncontriFès 2014 in Kassr Annoujoum, Fes, from October 30 through November 1. Designed to build and reinforce a cultural bridge between Europe and Morocco, the event will host a number of interesting conferences, art exhibitions, cultural activities, ...

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Seventh Annual Horse Show Opens in Morocco

Marrakech - The 7th annual horse show opened on October 21, 2014, in El Jadida, a coastal town located about 106 km north of Casablanca.  Under the theme of “Equestrian tourism in Morocco,” the show is an occasion for craftsmen and lovers of the equestrian world to know more about the chivalric culture. The show will run until Oct. 26th. The organizers devised a program that combines the exploration and dis ...

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Inside the Archeological Museum in Rabat

Marrakech - The archeological museum in Rabat, which is located exactly next to Alssunnah Mosque, Bab Rwah, is a priceless and appealing artistic space. It was built during the French colonization of Morocco in the last century. The museum deserves to be seen and discovered. I had the fortune of visiting, and thoroughly enjoying just a short while ago. The museum is small, but it includes various appreciabl ...

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American Pop Star Katy Perry to Celebrate Her Birthday in Marrakech

Rabat - American pop star Katy Perry chose Morocco’s main tourist destination to celebrate her 30th birthday. According to US Magazine, the American arrived in Marrakech earlier this week. The soon-to-be 30 year old star had initially scheduled to celebrate her birthday in Egypt, but decided to change her mind at last minute for security reasons, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In recent, Marrakech has ...

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