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Billboard Festival Casablanca: Bringing Contemporary Art to Public Space

Rabat - This year’s edition of the Billboard Festival Casablanca will take place on April 1-15. This year’s project will take place in Casablanca, where 63 full-size billboards will display the photographic works of 63 Moroccan and Scandinavian women, including the work of students from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and the École supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Casablanca. Billboard Festi ...

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Dallas Arabic Teachers Lead Group of U.S. School Students on Moroccan Tour

Washington - Tamara Haddad and Hicham Jennane, teachers of Arabic at schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas, led a group of six American middle and high school students of Arabic on an ambitious eleven-day cultural and linguistic tour around the major cities of Morocco.  In the first of a planned program of cultural tours and student exchanges, Arabic teachers Tamara Haddad and Hicham Jennane chaper ...

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Flour and Water: A Path to Cultural Discovery

Rabat - What does the word “bread” mean? According to www.merriam-webster.com, it is defined as a baked food made from a mixture of flour and water. And, while this definition is accurate, any true Moroccan would only shake his head at this greatly over-simplified and culturally empty definition. In fact, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sahara Desert, and the Algerian border to the Atlantic Ocean, no othe ...

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Khadija Mouh, Ambassador of Morocco’s Caftan in the US

By Fatima Boutaouja Rabat - “Crafts make us feel rooted; give us a sense of belonging and connect us with our history.” This quote captures the baseline of Khadija Mouh’s journey of success, after emigrating to the United States in the mid 80s. She is skilled in crafts acquired from one of Morocco’s women’s clubs: designing and making traditional Moroccan garments. Making caftans, for Khadija, is a way to k ...

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Photos Displaying Diverse Amazing Landscapes in Morocco

Taroudant -  Some people have enough money and time to visit some of the wonderful places on earth, but some do not have the same privilege. Yet, photos, videos and virtual tours, though they don’t offer the same experience, can give people and idea about these places. We offer our audience a set of photos displaying various pleasing places in Morocco, one of the world famous tourist destinations. The photo ...

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Beatrice Poggio to Exhibit Her Work at Marrakech Henna Art Café

Rabat - Beatrice Poggio, an Italian photographer and artist, will be showing her work at the Marrakech Henna Art Café in an exhibition starting on March 1st and running until the end of the month. Poggio got her start working as a fashion photographer after completing her studies at the Liceo Artisico Statale Paul Klee and the Scuola Professionale di Fotografia F:64. Her work kept her in Florence, Milan, an ...

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The Fascinating Beauty of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s Blue City

By Salma Moumou Rabat - After visiting “the Blue City” for the second time, I’m still speechless. I don’t think there is any appropriate word to describe the beauty and the magic of this place, but I will try. In Chefchaouen, a quick and deep connection between the city and our five senses is immediately created. Once you arrive, you breathe fresh and pure air, your lungs experiencing a rebirth after being ...

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Morocco: Fighting for a Bit of Cultural Heritage

By Anne Allmeling* In November 2014, heavy storms caused major damage to the adobe fortress of Aït Benhaddou. Now, some of the buildings are being restored. But the work is tedious and worthwhile only for a few. A pile of debris – coarse mud bricks, shattered timber planks, cracked bamboo – has piled up in front of one of the buildings in the mountain village of Aït Benhaddou in southern Morocco. The collap ...

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Exploring cultural diversity through caffeine!

Ksar el Kebir, Morocco - As a deeply integrated part of each of us, we cherish our social and cultural norms. However, being exposed to and learning about the norms of other societies may cause us to wrinkle up our noses, open our eyes wide in disbelief and say, “ew!” sometimes all at once. As a husband and wife team living in Morocco for the past two years, we are often reminded that Morocco is America’s o ...

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Morocco Eyes 479,000 Italian Tourists by 2015

Milan - Morocco seeks to attract around 479,000 Italian tourists by 2015, that is an increase of over 10 percent compared to the previous year, Morocco's Tourism Promotion Office (ONMT) said. A strategy has been devised by ONMT to achieve this goal, ONMT Delegate in Italy, Jazia Santissi told MAP. "We managed to achieve a 7 percent growth in arrivals and 10 percent increase in overnight stays in 2014 thanks ...

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In Pictures: Moroccan Beauty Throughout History

Rabat - A Moroccan citizen shared with the Happy Knowledge fourteen unique photos, displaying the fabulous beauty of Moroccan women in different periods and various regions within the kingdom. The fourteen photos show how women's dress varies from region to another within the kingdom and change as time goes by while the unique Moroccan beauty remains sublime. ...

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Attracting 20 Million Tourists by 2020, ‘Feasible Goal’: Morocco’s Tourism Confederation

Rabat - Attracting 20 million tourists by 2020 is a feasible goal if appropriate means are provided, said the President of the National Tourism Confederation Abdellatif Kabbaj. In an interview with French-speaking monthly magazine Economie Entreprises, Kabbaj said that "reaching 20 million tourists as part of the 2020 vision is a feasible goal if we assign to it the appropriate means," he said, explaining t ...

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