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Jennifer Lopez To Perform at Opening of Rabat Mawazine Festival

Rabat- American diva Jennifer Lopez will perform at Mawazine Festival on Friday, May 29th at OLM Souissi stage in Rabat, Maroc Culture Association has announced. Also known as J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez was born in July 24, 1969 in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez. Her 2002 album J to tha L-O! The Remixes became the first in history t ...

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I want to Go to Mecca and Wear Niqab: Moroccan Singer Najat Aatabou

Taroudante- Moroccan music star Najat Aatabou has expressed her desire to perform the Hajj and put on the khimar, a long headscarf worn by some Muslim women, typically gathered or fastened under the chin and covering the body to a variable length, upon her return. Speaking to Ridouane Erramdani on his show "Fi Qafass Al Ittiham" (In the dock), the Moroccan musician expressed her desire to make a new choice ...

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Music Star Maher Zain To Perform at Mawazine Festival

Rabat - Swedish singer of Lebanese origin Maher Zain will perform at Mawazine Festival on Monday June 1st at Nahda stage in Rabat, Maroc Culture Association has announced.  With his millions of fans, the star of modern Islamic music Maher Zain is one of the most influential musicians of his time.  Born in 1981 in Tripoli, Lebanon, his family later immigrated to Sweden when he was only eight. He completed hi ...

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Maroc Telecom Replaces Meditel as Sponsor of Gnaoua World Music Festival

Fez - Maroc Telecom will become the official sponsor of The Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essaouira, after offering more money than Meditel. Since its inception, Meditel, Morocco’s second telecommunications operator, has linked its brand to the Ganoua World Music Festival in Essaouira. For fifteen years the company has spent millions of dirhams sponsoring the event, which welcomes artists and fans from aro ...

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Jazzablanca Is Back in Full Swing

Casablanca - Jazzablanca presents its tenth annual festival this month in Casablanca, featuring the innovative sounds of six international performers from around the world. The six day festival runs from April 18-23. American guitarist, song-writer, compositor and singer Raul Midon takes stage on April 18, performing a mix of genres including soul, jazz, blues, R&B and Latino music. He has four albums u ...

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In Praise of Arabic Music and Belly Dance

New York - Besides books, and all that has to do with the alchemy of words, music is what I love most. Dance is music expressed through the body, said a wonderful teacher of mine. This idea fascinated me: dance as an incarnation of music. Through rhythm and harmony, human beings unveil the contents of their souls and fuse with others. Music and dance allow artists and their audiences to experience transcend ...

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Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths Performance at the Kennedy Center

By Georgina Welch Washington D.C - As part of the Iberian Suite festival at the Kennedy Center, the Family Theatre hosted on Tuesday night a program of music, poetry and readings, put together by the Post Classical Ensemble. The event, Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths, bought together some of America's most highly acclaimed musicians to perform a selection of music spanning 700 years of Spain's ric ...

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Iberian Mystics in Al Andalus: Hearkening Back to a Time of Tolerance

Washington D.C.- The Post Classical Ensemble is bringing together some of the most highly acclaimed musicians in the United States to present “Iberian Mystics: The Confluence of Faiths,” a concert to be performed on March 10 and 11, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The concert features artists and ensembles reflecting the breadth of Iberia’s unique culture that is drawn from a confluence of Arabic, ...

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Pioneer of Moroccan Amaizgh Music Dies

Rabat - One of the pioneers of Amazigh music Ammouri Mbarek passed away on Saturday morning in a Casablanca clinic following a long battle with cancer. Born in 1951 in Irguiten, a small village located at the bottom of the High Atlas near Taroudant, Ammouri Mbarek is considered as the renovator of the Moroccan Amazigh music. He devoted much of his life developing the Amazigh song which he helped make the sh ...

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English Band Placebo in Rabat’s Mawazine Festival 2015

Rabat - Association Maroc Culture has revealed that English Alternative rock band Placebo will perform at the 14th edition of Mawazine Festival, which is scheduled to take place between May 29th and June 6th, 2015 in Rabat. Formed in 1994 in London by singer-guitarist Brian Molko and Guitarist-bassist Stefan Olsdal, the band have released seven studio albums that have sold around 11 million record worldwide ...

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Chen Balbus- Orphaned Land : ‘We Should Fight Terrorism not Religion’

Tunis - Chen Balbus is an Israeli guitarist, composer and producer at Orphaned Land, an oriental metal band, formed in 1991, under Resurrection. This young metaller is 22 years old and is originally from Bat Yam. He believes the killing of Yoav, Yohan, François-Michel and Philippe at HyperKosher, a Jewish supermarket in eastern Paris, is responsible for the rift between those at war with terrorism and those ...

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Picture of Selena Gomez in Abu Dhabi Mosque Stirs Controversy

Rabat-  American actress and singer Selena Gomez has caused outrage and anger on social media after posting on Instagram an offensive photo showing her ankle inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.  The photo, which has since been taken down, shows her posing in a black Abaya, the special dress for Gulf women, with a man wearing Arabian clothing. The American singer has been under fire following ...

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