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Performances You Shouldn’t Miss During the first half of Mawazine Festival

By Nada Afa Rabat - The 15th annual Mawazine festival is starting soon. As one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, along with excitement attendees may also experience confusion. With more than 60 performances and of some of the most talented Moroccan and international artists, it’s difficult to choose which performances to attend and which ones to skip. This list will help clear up your confusion ...

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Moroccan Man’s Performance Astonishes Jury, Public at Italy’s Got Talent

Rabat - Italy’s Got Talent lived a moment full of emotion on April 20. The jury and the public did not anticipate they would witness one of the best performances of their program when 22-year-old Moroccan Issam Maarouf introduced himself to the jury. The young Moroccan, who has diction problem, explained to the jury that has been living in Italy for 12 years and he is the one who supports his family. The ju ...

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Musician Takes Stage in Casablanca to Share Moroccan Sephardic Musical Traditions

Casablanca - The connection between written and oral traditions was the central theme at “Cantares del Norte de Marokko” (“Songs of Northern Morocco”) at the Mohammed VI Theater in Casablanca on April 14. Vanessa Paloma, an internationally-acclaimed Colombian-American singer specializing in Sephardic music, gave the concert, which featured Jewish religious songs, Romances and traditional marriage songs from ...

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Pitbull to Perform in Mawazine Festival

Rabat - US singer Pitbull will perform in Mawazine Music Festival, which will be held in Rabat on May 20-28, the event's organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced. The American star of Cuban descent will be present for the second time at the OLM-Souissi stage on May 27th, the association said in a press release. Merging hip-hop with Cuban swing, pop flavors and a reggaeton bounce, Pitbull flaunts a sty ...

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Reda Taliani Rocks Washington D.C.

By Jamal Laoudi Washington, D.C. - Reda Taliani, real name Réda Tamni, is a North African singer/songwriter. Though he is known for his Rai style, he has an uncanny ability to successfully fuse various genres of music styles, from the Middle East to the West to Africa, among others. One only needs to sample his tracks to quickly realize that and get hooked in the process. Consequently, his fan-base stretche ...

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Chris Brown to Open Mawazine Festival

Rabat - US singer Chris Brown will hit the stage on May 20th in Rabat for the opening of Mawazine’s 15th edition, the event's organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Tuesday. Grammy Award winning singer will perform on the stage of the OLM Souissi for his first performance in Morocco, the association said, adding that this illustrates once again the festival’s attractiveness among the greatest fig ...

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Shaggy to Perform in Mawazine Festival

Rabat - Dancehall prince Shaggy will perform in Mawazine Music Festival, which will be held in Rabat on May 20-28, the event's organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Monday. The Jamaican singer will hit the OLM Souissi on May 26th, the association said, noting that Shaggy is part of the closed Jamaican circle of artists with global recognition. Shaggy’s concert promises festivalgoers a show of ab ...

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Video: Hamza Namira Sings Moroccan Rouicha’s Inas Inas

Hamza Namira, an Egyptian singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, performed "Inas Inas," the famous song by the late Moroccan Amazigh singer Mohamed Rouicha. The cover video, performed by the Egyptian singer and a group of musicians on a street in London, went viral on social media. The Egyptian singer sung perfectly in Berber, Amazigh language, as a native speaker. ...

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Moroccan Artist Dedicates Himself to Improving Moroccan Artistic Representation

Rabat - Salim Daïma, a 19-year-old multi-instrumentalist and composer from Rabat devotes his energies to developing Moroccan art. In an interview with Morocco World News, the budding artist described the beginning of his artistic journey in 2014. For Daïma, his artistic endeavors seem to have stemmed from his natural affinity for musicology and composition, which he hopes to see one day develop into a profe ...

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Casablanca to Host Jazz Festival Jazzablanca on April 16-24

By Umnia Rais Tetouan - The annual event Jazzablanca festival will be held for the 11th time on April 16-24 in Casablanca and will feature six international jazz performers. Since its inception in 2006, more than 400 musicians have performed in the Jazzablanca Festival and since then, it has become one of the key events for Jazz music lovers around the world. To start off the festival, American singer and s ...

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Saber Rebai to Perform in Mawazine Festival’s Closing Ceremony  

Rabat - Tunisian singer Saber Rebai will close 2016 Mawazine Festival with a concert on the Nahda stage on May 28, the event's organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Monday. "This author, composer, performer, has indeed left an indelible imprint on the history of the festival since his passage on the Nahda stage in 2011," the association said in a press release, noting that this "music genius per ...

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DJ Hardwell to Perform in Mawazine Festival

Rabat  -  DJ Hardwell will perform in Mawazine Music Festival, which will be held in Rabat on May 20-28, "Maroc-Cultures" association announced Thursday in a press release. Harwell is one of the best DJs on the planet, the association said, adding that the artist will perform for the first time in Morocco on the 25th of May 2016 at the OLM-Souissi stage. Hardwell is one of the most talented artists of his g ...

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