By Nada Afa
By Nada Afa
Rabat – The 15th annual Mawazine festival is starting soon. As one of the most anticipated festivals of the year, along with excitement attendees may also experience confusion. With more than 60 performances and of some of the most talented Moroccan and international artists, it’s difficult to choose which performances to attend and which ones to skip.
This list will help clear up your confusion and make sure you do not miss out on any of these great shows.
Friday, May 20
The American artist is set to perform ones of the first concerts of the year at the OLM Souissi venue. Brown, nicknamed the “Prince of R&B,” is not only a Grammy winner, music entertainer and one of the greatest artists in the R&B industry; he’s also a great live performer. The energy, the dynamic and the excitement will all make it a spectacle you do not want to miss! So make sure to catch Chris Brown’s show this year at 8:45 p.m. If you cannot pay for concert ticket, you can volunteer at the venue and attend for free.
Kadim Al Sahir:
If you’re more of a fan of Arabic music, you should definitely attend the Iraqi singer’s concert! Kadim is considered a master of Arabic song and one of the most praised artists in the Arab world, making his concert an event not to miss. The artist is known for his rich discography, ranging from romantic ballads to extremely political work. Make sure to buy your ticket before the concert is sold out and be at National Theatre Mohammed V at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21
The hip hop artist one of the most famous and in-demand performers today. Her presence this year at Mawazine is an incredible chance to see the Australian rapper perform live! The audience may be treated to one or both of the artist’s two singles, “Azillion” and “Track,” already released from her upcoming album “Digital Distortion,” along with her most popular song “Fancy.” If you are into hip hop music and want to have fun, this rap artist’s concert will certainly make your wish come true! You can either buy a ticket in advance to reserve a good seat or attend for free at OLM Souissi at 8:45pm.
Sunday, May 22
The Lebanese singer is known for her great voice and amazing dance skills. Myriam also released a new album in 2015, “Aman,” which received both popular and critical acclaim. The concert will start at 9:45 p.m. at Nahda.
A mixture of hip-hop, reggae fusion, R&B and soul…what’s not to like? Wyclef is known for his unique musical style, characterized by dance beats, dynamic rhythm and a very lively ambiance. If you want to sing a little, dance a little and have a really great time, Wyclef’s the man to make that happen! The concert will start at 8:45 p.m. at OLM Souissi.
Monday, May 23
Shall we say more? The French rapper, aside from his solo career, is also part of the French hip-hop group Sexion d’Assaut. In August 2015, he released his album “Mon Coeur avait raison,” which is divided into two parts: “Pilule bleue,” which includes 15 tracks, and “Pilule rouge,” which includes 11 tracks. The rapper will perform some of his new songs, along with tracks from his 2013 album “Subliminal.” If you are one of the artist’s fans, be sure not to miss his concert. Be at the OLM Souissi venue at 8:45 p.m.
You’ve never heard of her? Well you should! The Moroccan-Belgian artist has a very uncommon musical style, known for its fusion of Arabic and Western electronic music and hip-hop with a bit of reggae influence. She will perform a wide range of songs, which should make for a stunning show! Make sure to buy a ticket and attend her concert in the National Theatre Mohammed V at 7:30 p.m.
Want to know which performances not miss during the second half of Mawazine? Stay tuned!
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