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Moroccan Artisans’ Festival Opens Sunday in Alexandria Virginia

Washington DC - The Mayor’s office of the City of Alexandria is hosting a spectacular four-day festival beginning this weekend featuring Moroccan culture, music, and cuisine as well as a handicrafts exposition, showcasing artisans from Morocco.    The Moroccan Artisans’ Festival is the culmination of months of organizational effort on the part of City of Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille and his staff working wi ...

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Belgian Fast Food ‘Quick’ to Open Two Restaurants in Morocco

Rabat - Belgian fast food company Quick Restaurants will open two restaurants in Morocco by the end of the year, reports say. The chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium is planning to open the two outlets in the cities of Casablanca and Rabat. The plans are in collaboration with Ténor Group, a holding company that operates in the field of services such as insurance and di ...

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Moroccan Jewish Community in Toronto Celebrates Mimouna

Rabat - The Moroccan Jewish community in Toronto, Canada, celebrated the Mimouna religious festival in the grand Moroccan Sephardic center.  The festival marks the end of the Jewish Passover holiday, which began in the evening of Friday, April 3 and ended in the evening of Saturday, April 11th. Among the attendees at the Mimouna festivities are Morocco's ambassador in Canada Nezha Chekrouni and the kingdom' ...

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Morocco: Shining Star at the Festival National Theater in Ksar el Kebir

By Ismail Bentamou Ksar el Kebir - Pulka Physical Theater (PPT) troupe performed at the first-ever Festival National Theater in Ksar el Kebir, Morocco, March 23 through April 1, 2015. This event was held at the House of Culture, sponsored by Association Nawaris. The purpose of the event was to provide entertainment and to bring awareness about the positives of theater. Groups from Morocco, Algeria and Lithu ...

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US ambassador to Morocco: I love Moroccan cuisine

Taroudante- During the Moroccan-American food week, which ended Saturday on the shores of Bouregerg in Rabat, US ambassador to Morocco Dwight L. Bush expressed his love for Moroccan cuisine. Bush named a number of famous Moroccan dishes that he enjoys most. His favorite Moroccan foods are the “Meshwi,” (meat in skewers cooked over charcoal fire), fish tagine, and Bastilla (an authentic Moroccan dish made of ...

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Morocco’s Imilchil: Secrets Between Mountains

By Jamal Bellehsen Rabat - The magical region of Imilchil is located in the eastern Atlas Mountains; a small region bounded by mountains. In the horizon, you will find a mighty mountain telling an ancient tale. The region's inhabitants have given each mountain a name bearing historical Amazigh connotations. In the middle of region flows a river with green banks surrounded by agriculture. Besides breeding, a ...

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In Pictures: Chefchaouen, the Pearl of the Rif Region

Kenitra - Chefchaouen or Chaouen is one of the prettiest cities in the northwest of Morocco, portraying the authenticity of Moroccan culture with the Andalucian influence. Attractively perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, the beautiful city of Chefchaouen was built first in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rachid El Alami as a small fortress to protect Northern Morocco from the Portuguese invaders. Wi ...

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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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