Rabat - Tunisian singer Saber Rebai will close 2016 Mawazine Festival with a concert on the Nahda stage on May 28, the event's organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Monday.
Rabat – Tunisian singer Saber Rebai will close 2016 Mawazine Festival with a concert on the Nahda stage on May 28, the event’s organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Monday.
“This author, composer, performer, has indeed left an indelible imprint on the history of the festival since his passage on the Nahda stage in 2011,” the association said in a press release, noting that this “music genius performed on the most prestigious stages in the world, since the release of his mythical version of Sidi Mansour in 2000.”
Overall winner of the contest of young talents in 1985, he performed for the first time at the International Festival of Carthage. Like many Arab artists, he perfected his skill in Cairo then in Lebanon, where the media portrayed him as a promising avant-gardism artist.
“My music is not alien, nor archaic, nor futurist, but it contains a hint from the past. It is the ancient mixed with the modern,” he says.
This happy marriage of traditional and modern is hence the secret of his brilliant career, which counts today no less than 13 albums successful worldwide.
Mawazine festival will be held in Rabat on May 20-28.
Born in 2001, the Mawazine Festival – Rhythms of the World is the essential rendezvous for music lovers in Morocco. With over 2 million festivalgoers for each past edition, it is ranked the second greatest cultural event in the world.