Rabat - Festivals, celebrations, discussions, conferences and all things multicultural and artistic await in this week’s Cultural Agenda! Have a look, pick your favourites, and indulge your whims.
Rabat – Festivals, celebrations, discussions, conferences and all things multicultural and artistic await in this week’s Cultural Agenda! Have a look, pick your favourites, and indulge your whims.
Festival 100/100 Baye Fall
The association Planet Migrant will hold the 2nd edition of the festival 100/100 Baye Fall. The ceremonial event will be “exceptionally open to the general public,” in order to make it possible for everyone to discover alternative ways of paying tribute to God through Sufi chants, Madh and prayers accompanied by drums.
The organizers describe this form of song to be a very important aspect of cultural expression of Senegalese society. The Baye Fall are the heirs of Sheikh Ibra Fall, the most important disciple of the great mystic Sheikh Ahmadou Bamba, founder of the Tariqa Mouridiya.
The event consists of a conference on Sufism in Black Africa, a display of traditional Senegalese meals, and session of chants.
The event will take place on July 1, at Bab El Had, Rabat.
Beatboss Kids Youth Beatbox Competition
After the success of the 2017 edition of the first national Beatbox and Beat making professional competition in Morocco, BeatBoss Morocco, the Stars of Sidi Moumen Culture Center will launch “BeatBoss Kids”, the first Beatbox battle in Morocco for minors.
Winners will be granted a Beatbox Kids 2017 Trophy and a qualification to participate in Beatbox National Championship 2018.
The event is organized by the Ali Zaoua and the Stars of Sidi Moumen Cultural Center in partnership with Rabat’s US Embassy.
7th Annual Marrakech Du Rire
After the success of its 6th edition, Jamel Debbouze’s humor festival Marrakech de Rire will return once again to give fans of stand up comedy and humor a hilarious rendezvous.
For five days, Moroccan and international comedians,including Debbouze, will bring their skills and expertise on stage for the delight of the audience.
Here is the event’s program:
Showing of the film, “Ascension,” directed by Ludovic Bernard with Ahmed Sylla and Alice Belaïdi at 7 pm at the Cinema Coliseum.
Jamel Comedy Club performance at 8:30 pm at Espace Prestigia.
International Scene of Young Talents at 8:30 pm at the French Institute.
Opening Gala “Eko and his friends” 9:15 pm at the Badii Palace.
The New Show of Ahmed Sylla “With a big A” at 9:15 pm at the Royal Theater.
Jamel Comedy Club performance at 8:30 pm at the Espace Prestigia.
Performance of comedy group, “The Unspeakable,” at 8:30 pm at Cinema Coliseum.
Samira Orosemane’s Spectacle at 9 pm at the French Institute.
Afrika Gala Performance at 9:15 pm at the Badii Palace.
Rachid Badouri’s Show at 9:15 pm at the Royal Theater.
Jamel Comedy Club on stage at 8:30 pm at Espace Prestigia.
Alban Ivanov’s “The One Man Show” at 8:30 pm at the Royal Theater.
Screening of the film “La Grande Evasion” at 9 pm at the French Institute.
“Discovery Scene”, which, for the first time in the festival’s history, will give the chance to four young Moroccan Francophone and Arabic-speaking humorists to share a festival platform. It will take place at 8:30 pm at Cinema Coliseum.
Gala Jamel and his friends’ performance at 9:15 pm at the Badii Palace.
Screening of the film “Moi Moche et Méchant 3” at 3 pm in Cinema Coliseum.
Karim Duval’s performance of “Melting Pot” at 9 pm at the French Institute.
Gala Jamel and his friends at 9:15 p at the Badii Palace.
Jamal Comedy Club at 8:30 pm at Espace Prestigia.
“Jaw Jab” comedy piece written by Mohamed Al Jem and performed by Abdellatif Dechraoui on stage at 9:15 pm at the Royal Theater.
World Asteroid Day Celebration
On the World Asteroid Day, Agadir’s Meteorites University Museum in partnership with more than 25 countries organized an event to give the audience the change to discover the origin of the celestial objects in our solar system, but also the potential threat they pose to our planet and the survival of the human species.
The event will consist of conferences with two scientists at the conference room of the University Museum of Meteorites, starting 4 pm and will be followed by a public debate.
A free guided tour of the meteorite museum and an observation of the sky of Agadir will be led by professors Abderrahmane Ibhi, Hassan Douzi and Fouad Khiri from Ibn Zohr Astronomy Club.
The event will take place on Friday, June 30 at the Meteorites University Museum, in Agadir.
Gnaoua and World Music Festival
Each year, the beautiful city of Essaouira devotes its maze of streets, lovely beaches, and vibrant public squares to music for the annual Gnaoua and World Music Festival.
This summer, from June 29 to July 1, the beach town will host the festival’s 20th anniversary.This year’s edition will bring together a mixture of Moroccan, African, and international artists to celebrate the music of the Gnaoua brotherhood on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
Lithuanian DJ/Ten Walls Entourage
Lithuanian DJ and producer Marijus Adomaitis is set to give a performance in Casablanca. He first found fame under the pseudonym Mario Basanov, recording deep and progressive house, with singles such as “I’ll Be Gone” and “Who’s Shot the Silence?”.
In 2011 he won Producer of the Year at the annual Lithuanian Music Awards. The following year, he released both a solo album, “Journey”, and an album with Vidis, “Changed”. But in 2013 he decided he wanted to try something different. As a classically trained musician who played the bassoon, he was interested in incorporating more classical influence into his electronic music.After spending a while perfecting a synth sound which would emulate the bassoon, he launched a new alter ego, Ten Walls, with an emphasis on musical theory and physical vinyl releases.
His 2014 single “Walking with Elephants”, originally released on his own Boso label, was picked up for digital distribution by Atlantic and landed to number six in the U.K. singles chart.
The performance is scheduled for July 1, at Cabestan Ocean view, in Casablanca.