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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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Fez Hosts the 9th Annual International Festival of Expressive Dance

By Abdelbaar Mounadi Idrissi Tangier - The 9th Annual International Festival of Expressive Dance, organized by the initiative of the “Babylon Cult-Art” association, will take place in Fez under the theme of “Toledances” on October 27-31. Choreographic groups and artists from Brazil, Spain, the United States, France, India, Italy, Morocco, and Russia will participate in the festival, presenting spectacles of ...

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Moroccan Singer Amazes Judges of The Voice Arab

When Soraya El Awad, a Moroccan singer who lives in the Netherlands took the stage of “The Voice Arab”, her breathtaking voice captured the jury of the television show. Soraya seduced all four judges of the singing competition with a sensual interpretation of Etta James’ song “At Last”. A video of the Moroccan beauty’s performance posted on H24 info, shows the long-haired singer wearing a hat dressed in a t ...

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Naoual Alaoui, Flamenco Made in Morocco

By Rania Entifi Tangier - At many events in northern Morocco, there is a singer that impresses the audience with her amazing voice and her style… When she sings Flamenco, you can’t say that she’s not from southern Spain, and when she sings northern folk songs, you know she’s definitely from Tangier. She is Naoual Alaoui, an artist who has perfected the Flamenco, Moroccan, and Middle Eastern musical styles, ...

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Fez Festival of Religious Recitation, When Art Meets the Spirit

By Latifa Lakri Fez - The 18th National Festival of Madih and Sama’a took place this year from October 9 to 17 in Fez. Madih and sama’a, or religious recitation, is a rich cultural and spiritual practice that has been honored for centuries by many Moroccans. Within the art, one hears specific kinds of oral presentations that compliment and pay special tribute to the prophet Mohammed. Its history dates back ...

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British Pop Star Lily Allen in Marrakech for Business and Pleasure

Rabat - British pop singer Lily Allen is currently in Marrakech, shooting a new campaign for fashion label Vero Moda and taking some time off for a little relaxation. The 30-year-old singer who became the new face of the Danish brand Vero Moda last May, landed this week in Marrakech for the next ad campaign of the ready-to-wear brand, according to Huffington Post Maroc. Allen who is currently boasting paste ...

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Jawhara International Festival Returns For Its Fifth Annual Celebration

Rabat - Morocco’s Doukkala association will host the fifth annual Jawhara International Festival in three cities: El Jadida, Azemmour, and Bir Jdid, from October 6 to 8, 2015. Jawhara International Festival returns this year with an exciting artistic program, including Music, Arts, Theater, Sports, and much more, led by famous Moroccan artists. The festival allows thousands of people from different backgrou ...

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Interview with Eli & Fur Who Amazed the Crowd at Oasis Festival in Marrakech

Rabat - The Oasis Festival is a brand new electronic music festival launched this year in Marrakesh, Morocco. From September 11 to 13, 2015, Fellah Hotel Marrakesh was the destination for over 2000 electronic beats lovers from over 25 different countries who landed in Morocco for the weekend. The line-up included international electronic DJs and music producers, such as Chloé, Guy Gerber, Cassy, Alex Nigema ...

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Rhita Bennani: “Music is My Life Not a Part of It”

Miami - Rhita Bennani is a Moroccan singer, songwriter, and guitar player. Born on July 18, 1994, in the historically rich city of Fez, Morocco, Rhita left Fez when she was a child and moved to the Kingdom’s capital, Rabat, where she currently lives. Her family - her mother and grandparents - live in Fez. The 21-year-old singer is becoming a YouTube sensation with her soulful voice and diverse style, rangin ...

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