Casablanca - The Arabesques Festival is drawing near. The association Uni’Sons will hold the ninth edition of the festival from May 19th to the 25th at Domaine d’O in Montpellier, France.
Casablanca – The Arabesques Festival is drawing near. The association Uni’Sons will hold the ninth edition of the festival from May 19th to the 25th at Domaine d’O in Montpellier, France.
The festival seeks to bring into the spotlight the work of Arab artists and those influenced by Arab culture. The festival also fosters a cultural dialogue among artists and audiences.
All bundled up in a “Travel through Arabesque” thematic package, this year’s festival has a rich and diversified program in store for its large international audience.
The 2014 festival is offering its audience a ticket to an exciting cultural journey into the heart of Arab culture as seen through the eyes of historic Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta. The festival promises its fans a vibrant voyage replete with artistic marvels from various corners of the Arab region.
The organizers have selected some of the best cinematic works for its audience this year. On the list are two Moroccan films: Ymma, produced by Rachid El Ouali, and Exit Maroc, produced by Sean Gullette. French documentary La Traversée, produced by Elisabeth Leuvrey, is also on the list.
Arabesque has amassed a variety of Arab music, from Damascus, Beirut, Agadir, Marrakech, Granada, Casablanca and Nouakchott —enough to enchant an audience as motley as the festival’s program.
Choreography, theater, workshops, exhibitions, and round tables are also ingredients in the festival’s cultural recipe for its ninth year.
Initiated in 2006, Arabesques Festival “was born of international artistic initiatives carried out by Uni’Sons.” The festival aims to introduce the artistic and cultural heritage of the Arab region through music, theater, storytelling, projections, dance, calligraphy and many other contemporary aspects of cultural identity.
Edited by Jessica Rohan
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