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Rapper Rhymes in English to Represent Moroccan Hip-hop Music Throughout the World

Meknes - Ahmed Salah Zarug, the Moroccan rapper known by his stage name A.z.DANDI, dreams of representing Moroccan music all over the world. In an interview with Morocco World News, the promising singer described his life and the beginning of his artistic journey, which started during the recent emergence of hip-hop culture in Morocco. “In 2008, I embarked on … [rapping] in English because it is the mother ...

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Nouahaila El kalai Eyes the Trophy of The Voice Kids, Expects Support of Moroccans

Rabat - A young Moroccan girl, Nouahaila El kalai, participates in the Arabic version of The Voice Kids program held and broadcasted on the Arabic channel MBC1. In the first round of the competition, Nohaila beautifully sang Al-Assami, one of the best hits of the late Tunisian star Thekra Mohammed Abdullah ed Dali. Known as DIKRA, she not only channels the Lebanese star Nancy Ajram, but also the great singe ...

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Maître Gims to Perform at Mawazine Festival

Taroudante - Maître Gims will perform at the Mawazine Festival on Monday, May 23 at OLM Souissi stage in Rabat, the Maroc Culture Association announced. Gandhi Djuna, a Congolese born French rapper, better known by his stage name Maître Gims, will perform at Mawazine Festival- Rhythms of the World. A singer and songwriter, Maitre branched out on his own and is now recognized by many as one of the most popul ...

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Voice Kids Arabia: Tunisian Girl’s Voice Amazes the Judges

New York - Nour Kamar, a Tunisian girl with a larger-than-life voice captured the jury of the Voice Kids Arabia on Saturday. The beautifully talented Nour performed the well-known song “Bi Ridhak” (“Your Permission”) from the late Egyptian singer diva Oum Kalthoum. The judges were rapidly impressed by her voice from the very first note as two of them immediately hit their red buttons to turn their chairs ar ...

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Celine Dion’s Husband René Angélil Dies At 73

New York- Canadian singer Celine Dion’s husband and long-time manager René Angélil died on Thursday at 73 from throat cancer. "René Angélil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer," Celine’s rep confirmed the sad news to the Huffington Post via email. "The family requests that their privacy be respected at the moment; more details will be prov ...

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David Bowie Dies of Cancer at 69

Taroudant - David Bowie, English singer-songwriter and producer, died on Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer, his publicist Steve Martin told CNN. His son, film director Duncan Jones, also confirmed the news and a statement was issued on his social media accounts. Very sorry and sad to say it's true. I'll be offline for a while. Love to all. pic.twitter.com/Kh2fq3tf9m — Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) J ...

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Moroccan Musician Samir LanGus — (Another) Ambassador of Peace

Washington DC - Last year I wrote about well known Moroccan musician, tradition bearer, and ambassador of peace, Rachid Halihal. Recently, I became acquainted with another musical ambassador of peace from Morocco, an up and coming young Gnawa musician named Samir LanGus. Samir is based in New York. He played at the International Festival in northern Virginia in October and recently sat down with me and told ...

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Haifa Wehbe Talks to Her Moroccan Fans

New York - Lebanese superstar Haifa Wehbe published a video on her official Facebook Page announcing her arrival in Morocco. “To my fans awaiting my arrival in Morocco, I will meet you in Casablanca at the Scenario, wait for me. I love you all”, Haifa said through a short video recorded by the star herself on a mirror reflection using her mobile phone. The singer is scheduled to perform this Thursday, Decem ...

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Paris Attacks: Eagles of Death Metal Will Return to Bataclan

By Cindy Basha Rabat - The Eagles of Death Metal, the band that was performing at the Bataclan during the Paris attacks on November 13, told Vice magazine on November 21st that it is eager to return to that venue and play again. “I cannot wait to go back to Paris, I cannot wait to play”, said the band’s co-founder, Jesse Hughes. He added “I was there when it went silent”. Hughes added that his eagerness to ...

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Dounia Batma Decorated by King Mohammed VI For Second Time

Rabat - Moroccan singer Dounnia Batma along with a number of Moroccan and foreign figures were decorated by King Mohammed VI on Saturday in Laayoune, on the 40th anniversary of the Green March. This is the second time the Moroccan singer receives a royal wissam, after she was awarded a Royal Wissam on the 50th birthday of the Sovereign in August 2013. Abdelhadi Belkhayat, Hayat Idrissi, fathallah lamghari a ...

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Interview with the Moroccan Amazigh Music Band “Tawargit”

By Jamal Bellahsen Rabat - Tawargit is a Moroccan Amazigh music band in the south east of Morocco. The group has won the national modern Amazigh music awards, given by the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture. Morocco World News conducted recently an interview with Mohammed Naciri, “Muha,” the leader of the Amazigh band Tawargit. MWN: Congratulation on the award, how are you feeling? Great. This prize will pu ...

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Moroccan Singers Douzi and Daoudi to Perform in Boston, New York in November

New York - Moroccan singers Hafid Douzi and Abdellah Daoudi will perform in Boston and New York next November. The events, which will be organized by Achraf Rami Production, will take place in Boston on Friday, November 27 and in Astoria, Queens, on Sunday, November 29 from 2 to 8 pm.  The events will also feature Moroccan singer based in New York Nouredinne Al Maghribi. Douzi is accustomed to performing fo ...

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