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’The Artist of the Arabs’ to Shine in Mawazine’s Closing Ceremony

Goulmima - This year will be the 13th edition of the Mawazine festival in Morocco. Held in the capital, Rabat, it sends a message of peace to the world and celebrates diversity through rhythms performed by musical artists. Each year in June, Morocco invites celebrities and ordinary people to spend 6 days of entertainment while enjoying Morocco’s generous hospitality. This year, the closing ceremony on June ...

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Hong Kong: Moroccan Singer Aicha Tachinouite Welcomed by Hong Kong’s Highest Official

Casablanca- Famous Moroccan artist Aicha Zaiti, commonly known as Aicha Tachinouite, was warmly welcomed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong during her recent performance there. Mr. Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of the Executive Council of Hong Kong, recently offered a warm welcome to Moroccan singer Aicha Tachinouite, according to Le360.  While not understanding the language in which Tachinouite sang to ...

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Moroccan Band Lemchaheb: an Eternal Flame

Goulmima - Music industry has become an absurd field that was subjected to commercialization and singers’ objectification. The huge budget that is spent on video clips today suggests evanescent and content-free lyrics, in case there were any. Astonishingly, music in the past used little budget and produced eternal hits- It is true that comparison between the past and today does not pay justice to evolution, ...

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Rabat to Host 1st Edition of Visa For Music Africa and Middle East

Casablanca - Rabat to host first edition of Visa For Music (VFM) Africa and Middle East Music Meeting from November 12 to November 15. Morocco is the exclusive host of Visa For Music, a novel music event on the continent. Visa For Music, the first professional music exhibition for Morocco, the Middle East and Africa will represent a professional marketplace for the new music industry in Morocco and Africa, ...

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Nass El Ghiwane: story of a Moroccan Legend

Rabat- “Art grows from joy and sorrow; but mostly from sorrow. It grows from human lives.“ Edvard Munch. Suffering has been associated with art for so long. Humanity has endured a great many experiences and has generated creative ways to showcase its suffering through art. Every person has an artist sleeping inside who wakes up only when its vision is bleak and the horizon hides its colors. Though some cont ...

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Led Zeppelin Singer Robert Plant To Perform In Morocco

Rabat- Robert Plant, the mythic lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin is to perform for the first time in Morocco at the 13th annual Rabat Mawazine Festival, Rhythms of the World. L’Association Maroc Cultures announced today that the British rock godfather of British rocker Robert Plant will perform on Thursday, June 5th at 8:45 pm at l’OLM Souissi, in Rabat. Robert Plant, who has been na ...

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Audiopharmacy Tours Morocco

By Said Hanin - Tangier The American band “Audiopharmacy” toured in four cities in Morocco, including Casablaca, Fez, Mohamadia, Salé, and Meknes from March 6-12, 2014. The band is comprised of 5 members hailing from different cultural backgrounds and is based in San Fransciso. They play a mix of eclectic instruments from all over the world. The group is classified within the Hip-Hop genre, but distinguishe ...

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The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music to be held on June 13-21

By Mary Finnigan - Fez - Celebrating 20 years of musical inspiration from across the globe  Music lovers from all corners of the earth will gather in the Moroccan city of Fez this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. Many of them are people who love the festival so much they return year after year – and many will be first time visitors attracted by a unique exper ...

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Cheb Khaled supports Bouteflika candidacy, says he makes Algerians happy

Taroudant, Morocco- In a video posted on March 7 on YouTube, famous Algerian singer, Cheb Khaled, expressed his support for the candidacy of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in power in the country since 1999. The king of Ray Cheb Khaled expressed his unequivocal support for the candidacy of the aging Algerian President who is running for a fourth term in spite of his illness. "I support him as a citizen, not ...

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Moroccans Demand Participation of Haifaa Wahbi in the 2014 Mawazine Festival

Casablanca- Lebanese diva Haifaa Wahbi seems to have some loyal fans in Morocco. Numerous Moroccans on Twitter have recently demanded that the Lebanese singer be invited to the 2014 Mawazine Festival, Rhythms of the World. The hashtag #WeWantHaifaWehbeInMawazine, which was launched by Moroccans on Twitter last month, asks for the same thing: to invite famous Lebanese star Haifaa Wahbi to Morocco’s most cele ...

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Paris’s first Israeli-Palestinian arts festival brings the pilgrimage to you

Philadelphia - Off-the-Wall Pilgrimage, organized by Kenza Aloui and Inès Weill-Rochant, is a festival featuring the work of Palestinian and Israeli artists. The event, which will be held at La Bellevilloise in Paris from May 24th-25th, invites participants into a “cultural space without borders”, allowing attendees to engage with Israel-Palestine through the art and projects of the people who live there wh ...

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Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies at 66

Taroudant, Morocco - Paco de Lucia, Spanish flamenco guitarist of international fame, has died in Mexico at the age of 66 years. The legendary Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia died “reportedly of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach,” said BBC. The mayor of Algeciras, Jose Ignacio Landaluce, who announced the news to the media, was quoted by AFP as saying that the death of Paco is "an ir ...

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