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50 Moroccan Artists to Perform at Festival d’île de France

Taroudant - About fifty Moroccan artists will perform at the opening of the Festival d'île de France that will be organized from September 6 through October 11, at several locations within the Paris region. Under the theme "Morocco on the Stage", the Festival will host famous Moroccan artists including Najat Aâtabou, N3rdistan, Mobydick, Zainab Afailal and l’Orchestre de Tétouan, Hamid El Kasri and Karim Zi ...

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Moroccan Singer Hatim Idar Suffering from Cancer

Rabat - Famous Moroccan singer Hatim Idar has revealed he is batting cancer, the disease that claimed the life of his father. Hatim Idar confirmed the news to his fans last weekend during his recent concert in Agadir, saying he is “undergoing treatment’” for the disease. Hatim Idar hasn’t given an official statement regarding his health situation. However, multiple media reports said the Moroccan star is su ...

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South Korean Students Sing Morocco’s Saad Lamjarred’s Lamaallem

Rabat - A new video of four students from South Korea singing Saad Lamjarred’s new hit single, “Lmaallem” (“The Boss”) has gone viral on social media in Morocco. In the footage, the students introduce themselves in Arabic as students from South Korea, following their higher studies in Jordan. The video shows the students listening to Lamaallem and struggling to sing along with the Moroccan singer. Saad Lamj ...

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Oasis Festival 2015 to Take Place in the Red City of Morocco

Casablanca - Morocco’s Oasis festival announced their complete 2015 summer program in Marrakech. Oasis is a comfy destination music festival featuring today’s top underground electronic talent. The Oasis festival will take place from September 11 to 13 in the peaceful surroundings of the Fellah Hotel. The three-day event in Marrakech gives guests the opportunity to enjoy the sun at the sight of the nearby A ...

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Morocco’s Hamadcha Sufi Brotherhood on World Stage

London - At an evening concert during the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, bemused European tourists and enthusiastic Moroccans sit side by side and watch the musicians enter holding candles. At a festival in Australia, the audience gazes open-mouthed as the rhythm gains pace and a woman in blue begins to trance, her long hair brushing the floor of the stage as she sways her head from side to side. In a ...

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Tangier to Host the 16th Edition of Tanjazz Festival

Rabat - The 16th edition of Tanjazz will take place from September 9th through the 13th, in Tangier. The festival aims to supply stages for amateur artists to unleash their artistic creativity and mix classical culture with contemporary music. The event will include the performances of well-known artists across the world such as the Austrian Sally Street, Samira Tawil, Nikki Hill and Grainne Duffy, as well ...

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Moroccan Singer Cancels Participation in Festival to Avoid ‘Dirtying’ Passport With Israeli Stamp

Rabat - Moroccan Rai singer Hafid Douzi has canceled his participation in the 16th annual International Festival for Palestine in Ramallah, to avoid “dirtying” his passport with an Israeli stamp. Hafid Douzi made the decision after he learned from the Festival administration that he and his band would have to enter Ramallah via the TelAviv airport. Speaking to Daily Alquds, Douzi said he was very delighted ...

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American Rapper Jay-Z to face Court for Plagiarism of an Egyptian Song

Rabat - American rapper Jay-Z will appear in court next October accused of plagiarism of the main beats of a song by Abdelhalim Hafez. This week, court documents set October 13th to conduct a jury trial in Los Angeles against Jay-Z for his song entitled “Big Pimpin,” released in 1999. Baligh Hamdy composed the beat in 1957 for Abdelhalim Hafez’s song entitled “Khossara Khossara.” The beats of both songs wer ...

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Meknés to Host the 12th Edition of the International Freestyle Urban Dance Festival

Casablanca - Meknès will be hosting this year’s International Freestyle Urban Dance Festival in which young talents are given the opportunity to present their moves, skills and music to a large public. The festival will run from the 7th - 20th September 2015. Organized by L’Association Espoir Jeunesse Maroc, Freestyle Urban Dance Maroc, the categories of the show embrace the following: slam, hip hop, breakd ...

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Lucie, Juliette, Elisa: Rising French YouTube Stars

Casablanca - Lucie (left), Juliette (middle), and Elisa (right) are three rising YouTube stars from France that are known for their original and unique way of covering modern pop songs. The three young ladies are childhood friends who grew up in Seine Saint Denis, northeast of Paris. All three are passionate musicians and singers. The covers and mashups they have published so far on their YouTube channel ar ...

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Finnish Singer Sings in Moroccan Dialect at Casablanca Festival

Rabat - Finnish singer Nia Chailin, esteemed in the Kingdom for singing about the beauty of Morocco and its Sahara in Arabic and Amazigh languages, will perform at Casablanca Festival to celebrate the King’s birthday on August 21st. According to the Finnish MTV website, Chailin has been invited to sing at the Casablanca Festival that will be organized to commemorate King Mohammed VI’s birthday on August 21s ...

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Morocco: Ain Leuh to Host the 15th Edition of the National Festival of Ahidous

Rabat - The 15th edition of the National Festival of “Ahidous” (local folklore dance) will take place from August 8th through the 10th, in Ain Leuh, about 50 kilometers away from Ifrane. This 15th edition will be co-organized by the Ministry of Culture and “Taymat Association for Atlas Art” The annual event focuses to immortalize the Amazigh culture and promote Ahidous artists. The festival also hosts poets ...

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