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Marcel Khalife to Launch Music Institute in Tangier, Morocco

Taroudant, Morocco - Marcel Khalife, the renowned Lebanese composer, oud master and singer, is reportedly going to launch a big music institute that will bear his name in Tangier, according to Rai Al-youm. According to the same source, the famous Arab singer, 64, has collaborated with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and the Mayor of Tangier to run a music conservatory called "Marcel Khalife Institute for m ...

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Hoba Hoba Spirit Opens DC Leg of US Tour at Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage

Washington DC - Moroccan band, Hoba Hoba Spirit, opened the second leg of the band’s month-long Center Stage tour to the United States with a concert at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage yesterday. Hoba Hoba Spirit, a Casablanca-based band, played to a full house last night for the second concert of its US tour, at the Kennedy Center’s Millenium Stage in Washington, D.C. Incorporating traditional Morocc ...

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Moroccan Band to perform in Israel Music Festival Amid Controversy

Taroudant, Morocco- A Moroccan music group known as "Chabab Al Andalous" Orchestra (the Andalous youth orchestra) are scheduled to take part in an Israeli music festival, “Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival 2014”, to be held in Israel from September 9 to 12. The participation of the Moroccan music band in the Israeli festival is stirring controversy, especially as it comes a few weeks after the end of the 50-l ...

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Arab Idol: Japanese singer Stuns Jury with Fairuz Song

Taroudant, Morocco- The Jury of the Dubai auditions for the season three premiere of Arab Idol on MBC 1 were charmed on Friday by the angelic voice of a Japanese when she started singing a classic song by Fairouz, Aatini al Nai. Nao Koyasu, 29-years-old, blew away the jury and the audience by her perfect rendition of one of the most beautiful songs of the Arabic diva, Fairusz. Having impressed the jury by h ...

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World Festival of Salsa Opens in Marrakech

Marrakech- For those who love to dance and desire a glamorous and exciting experience, the 7th World Festival of Salsa opens at le Palmeraie Resort in Marrakech on September 4th. Salsa, which originated in New York and incorporates swing dancing, hustle, and Cuban and Afro-Caribbean influences, has a global following. Salsa is a lively and enjoyable dance form featuring the rhythms and lively movements of L ...

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A’abidat E’rma Heritage Enriches Morocco’s cultural diversity

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The city of Khouribga [75 south east of Casablanca] organized the 14th session of the National Festival of A’abidat E’rma from August 22 to 24, in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, the Khouribga province, and the collective councils of Khouribga, Oued Zem and Abi Ja'ad. According to the Ministry of Culture, such national festivals like A’abidat E’rma are programm ...

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French Rapper La Fouine’s Music Video to be shot in Marrakech

by Ouassima Boujrad Fez - In a recent Tweet, French rapper La Fouine states that one of his music videos on his latest mixtape "Capitale Du Crime 4 (CDC 4)" will be shot in Marrakech, Morocco in the coming days. En plein tournage de clip pour #cdc4 Avec mon frero @Glenn_SmithDnp Rdv ce soir à Marrakech au Pacha #showdefou RT pic.twitter.com/Gitc5BU3zh — lafouine (@lafouine78) August 15, 2014 La Fouine’s rea ...

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Morocco Celebrates the Artistic, Aesthetic References of L’Aita Art in Safi

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The Moroccan Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Dokkala-Abda region as well as the support of both the regional and the municipal councils, is organizing the 13th session of the National Festival of L’Aita art, under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI on August 21-24 in the Moulay Youssef square in Safi.  Morocco is blessed by its diversity. Different sorts of music ar ...

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Volubilis Celebrates Its Intl. Festival of World Traditional Music on Jul. 31- Aug. 3

Fez - The Moroccan Ministry of Culture is organizing the 15th session of the International Festival of World Traditional Music of Volubilis under the High Patronage of King Mohammed VI between July 31 and August 3. The 15th edition intends to build bridges between the past, present and future with the celebration of archaeological sites through their integration into the economic, cultural and environmental ...

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Nabyla Maan’s Breakthrough in Moroccan Music

By Abdellatif Zaki Rabat - Attending music rehearsals is always a privilege. And when a group that is about to set a trend is in the critical stage of formation of a new culture, the privilege is all the more precious. Six Moroccan musicians, singer Nabyla Maan, Tarik Hilal, professor of music, fine guitarist and composer, the brilliant musicians Nor Eddine Bahha on piano, Xavier Sarazin on drums, Hamza Sou ...

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Princess Lalla Salma Chairs Opening Ceremony of 20th Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

Fes  - Princess Lalla Salma chaired Friday in Fes, the opening ceremony of the 20th Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, held on June 13-21 under the auspices of King Mohammed VI, under the theme "The Conference of the Birds, "Journey of Cultures." Princess Lalla Salma joined the official stand where Her Royal Highness chaired the opening show of the festival, an original composition of traditional songs and ...

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Moroccan Singer Latifa Raafat Named Oriflame’s Beauty Ambassador for 2014

Casalanca- Latifa Raafat, one of the towering icons of Moroccan song, has been selected as the beauty ambassador for leading Swedish beauty cosmetics company, Oriflame. Moroccan diva Latifa Raafat was announced Oriflame’s new beauty ambassador for 2014 at the launch of a new cosmetic brand named The One. The announcement was made during the recently held annual seminar of Oriflame’ Directors. “We [Oriflame] ...

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