Morocco World News
Morocco World News
New York, May 11, 2012
In partnership with Wafin.com and the Mayor’s office of the City of Stamford, State of Connecticut, and following the huge success of the first Moroccan festival that took place last April, the Saida Fikri foundation is organizing the second annual Moroccan Festival, called ‘Beautiful Morocco Festival’, on the 23rd of June 2012 in Stamford CT. USA. Morocco World News will be the main media partner for the festival.
Having attended the first festival, Mayor Michael Pavia of the City of Stamford has announced the official participation of his office as well as the Multicultural Council of Stamford and the Downtown Stamford Development Agency. The mayor went further to declare the month of June ‘Morocco Month’ in the City of Stamford.
The Festival will take place at the Archstone Mill River Park in the center of Stamford, and across the street at Columbus Park a multi-cultural concert will take place the night of the festival, featuring the Moroccan singer/songwriter Saida Fikri, and other local and international artists. The concert is free and open to the public.
Beautiful Morocco Festival will open to the public at 1pm. The concert will follow starting at 8pm and ending at 10:30pm.
The goals of the festival are as follows:
• To offer exposure to the rich Moroccan culture to the American public
• To provide an opportunity to the Moroccan-Americans in the area to reconnect with their culture
• To promote Multi-cultural understanding
• Offer Moroccan and American Businesses to advertise their products and services.
• A Fundraiser for building a school in a rural and needy area in Morocco
The Festival will offer the following programs and venues:
• Authentic Moroccan Food
• A showcase of Moroccan arts and crafts
• Pottery and Carpet Making Workshops for kids
• Moroccan Wedding
• Kaftan Show
• Traditional Moroccan Music
• Henna Tattoos
• Camel Rides & Horses
• Business Exhibit showcasing Moroccan and American companies.
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