By Safaa Kasraoui
By Safaa Kasraoui
Rabat – American Capella group, The Exchange, is set to headline four live concerts in Moroccan cities namely Oujda, Meknes, Casablanca and Rabat during their five-day tour through Morocco scheduled from April 25-29.
The band’s tour is part of a program inaugurated by the US State Department and the American Music Abroad (AMA) Association. This partnership is committed to arranging a set of cultural activities including multi-cultural exchange programs, concerts and interactive performances with traditional local musicians.
AMA bands and groups, including The Exchange, have visited more than 100 countries around the world. The association’s activities are devoted to young audiences, allowing them to meet American artists of all sorts and to experience their music live.
The event will be organized by the US embassy in coordination with the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, the Sidi Moumen Cultural Center, the Hiba Foundation, the Oujda Arts Association and Hit Radio.
This tour is part of a wider tour throughout African and Middle Eastern countries. The Exchange will provide their fans with interactive performances with local musicians, workshops and jam sessions.
The group consists of five American Capella artists. It was first formed by Christopher Diaz and Aaron Sperber, who were soon joined by Jamal Moore, Richard Steinghner and Alfredo Austin. Each of the five vocalists enjoys other interests outside of singing and beatbox. They are also cultural ambassadors for the State Department in the Middle East and Central Asia.
“We are pleased to welcome the American Capella quintet, The Exchange,” declared The Embassy of the United States in Morocco in a press release.
The Exchange will perform in Casablanca on April 25, then in Oujda on April 27, in Meknes on April 28, finally in Rabat on April 29. All live concerts of The Exchange will be free.