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Morocco to Be Guest of Honor at the 48th Annual Cairo International Book Fair in 2017

Rabat - Egyptian Cultural Minister Hilmi al-Namnam announced on Wednesday in Cairo, that Morocco will be the guest of honor at the 48th annual Cairo International Book Fair in 2017. During the closing ceremony of the 47th exhibition, Minister al-Namnam said that the book fair is keen on honoring a variety of works from different guest countries, and ”if Bahrain was the guest of honor this year from the Gulf ...

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The Art of Halqa, Site-Specificity, and Moroccan Cultural Identity (Part I)

By Jaouad Radouani Rabat - This article seeks to discuss the question of culture, art, and identity in Morocco. It aims to do so by analyzing the role art plays in consolidating the notion of nationalism, spreading it, and helping individuals, and the society as a whole, preserve their cultural identity. Amid the modern globalized culture which is turning the world into a small village, it is hard to keep o ...

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European Band Alright Gandhi to Perform in Fes

Fez - European band Alright Gandhi will perform in a concert today at Alif Riad, Batha in Fez. The concert will be organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, which was created in 2013. It aims to offer artistic activities for students in order to reinforce their cultural background. Alright Gandhi was created by coincidence in 2014 in Germany’s inspirational capital, Berlin, by three flamboyant artists from diff ...

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Nomadic Filmland Academy Offers Youth Opportunity to Be Filmmaking Production Assistants

Rabat - The 1001 Nights Filmmaking Program, a unique opportunity for youth to be filmmaking production assistants, is scheduled to take place from May 18th through the 27th in Marrakech and Ouarzazate. The event will be staged by Nomadic Filmland Academy, a new filmmaking program created by the young, colorful Moroccan Chaymaa Rhou last year. It seeks to supply opportunities to promising production assistan ...

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Morocco, Italians’ Favorite non-European Destination

By Zainab Calcuttawala Rabat - Morocco was Italy’s favorite non-European vacation destination  in 2015, according to new data released by Italy’s National Institute of Statistics. Though Italians preferred to vacation domestically – 81 percent of trips were made to other cities in Italy – 6 percent of trips were to Morocco and 3.2 percent to the United States. However, Italians preferred to stay in the Euro ...

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Morocco: Amazigh Celebrate 13th Anniversary of Adoption of Tifinagh

Zainab Calcuttawala Rabat - Tifinagh, the Amazigh alphabet, has seen significant technical advancement since the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture adopted the symbols 13 years ago, according to the theme of a symposium organized by the institute in Rabat.   The symposium, held on Wednesday, was titled “Tifinagh symbols: from rock carvings to technological software.” It discussed the successful integration ...

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Global Alarcanah Poetry Prize Ceremony Hosted in Casablanca as Part of International Book Fair

By Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - The House of Poetry in Morocco will hold an artistic and cultural ceremony at Hall Abdelhadi Tazi on Saturday, February 13 at 4:30 p.m., in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and CDG CARE organization. This event is part of the 22nd Annual International Exhibition of Publishing and Books in Casablanca. Held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, Casablanca’s International B ...

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Bringing Morocco to America: Interview with New York-based Entrepreneur Wafah Jehou

New York - Intelligence, beauty, perseverance and the full embodiment of her diverse culture – this is Wafah Jehou, a Moroccan-born entrepreneur who is effectively carving out her niche in the United States today. After several years working in Wall Street and more recently the in the New York real estate market, Ms. Jehou has started her own company Atlas Gallery LLC, where she showcases luxury Moroccan ho ...

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Almond Blossom Festival in Tafraout

Asmaa Bahadi Rabat - Under the motto "Land of Almond, Wealth of Tomorrow," the Tafraout Almond Association will hold the 6th Annual Almond Festival on March 4th-6th. The event is organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, the National Agency for the Development of Oases and Argan Trees, the Province of Souss Massa, the Prefecture of Tiznit’s, the Municipality of Tafraout, and a ...

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France Pays Tributes to Moroccan Playwright Tayeb Saddiki

Paris - France on Monday paid tribute to the memory of Moroccan playwright Tayeb Saddiki, who passed away Friday night in Casablanca at the age of 79 years. "Tayeb Saddiki was one of the greatest figures of theater in Morocco and in the Arab World", the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, hailing Saddiki’s contribution in promoting theatre in the world. The ministry spokesman underlined that Saddiki "h ...

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To Be or Not To Be: Rabat Hosts Shakespeare’s Hamlet

Meknes - On the 400th anniversary of English playwright William Shakespeare’s death, Rabat will host for the first time his blockbuster dramatic play, Hamlet, on March 14th at Mohamed V Theater. The event will be organized by the British Council, the British Embassy and Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in recognition of the playwright’s works. In conjunction with the British Council’s major cultural program, 201 ...

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Iranian Cinema Wins Four of Eight Awards in Rabat International Festival of Author Cinema

By Ayoub Derraza Rabat - Iranian cinema was the star of Rabat International Festival of Author Cinema. Two Iranian films won half of the festival’s awards. Three of the awards were given to Jamshid Mahmoudi’s film A Few Cubic Meters of Love. Hassiba Ibrahimi won Best Female Interpretation and Saed Sohaeli won Best Male Interpretation. The social issue was centered on forbidden relationships between Afghanis ...

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