Rabat - Mawazine, a festival billed to bring the ‘Rhythms of the World’ to Rabat and project an image of the capital as a multicultural, dynamic, international city to the world, has separated performances on its various stages according to the origins of the artists. Despite some questionable classifications (the French singer-songwriter Ben l’Oncle Soul performed at the ‘African’ stage on the Bouregreg), this system of division has been practical and has ensured a variety of musical styles at each locale.

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Melissa Smyth is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.