By Zoubida Senoussi
Rabat – Music lovers and Amazigh culture enthusiasts will find their solace in Fez, as the city welcomes the International Festival of the Amazigh Culture on May 11-13, 2018.
The spiritual city’s festival aims to illuminate the importance of Amazigh culture and the role of multiculturalism in national development.
This 14th annual forum will showcase the positive impact of Amazigh culture and its diversity on democracy, sustainable development, and the protection of heritage.
The festival contains two major aspects: the International Forum on “Amazigh Culture and the Future of Democracy in North Africa” and a showcase dedicated to Amazigh poetry and popular song.
The forum includes keynote speakers from across the globe, with a special mention to the Moroccan writer Tahar Ben Jelloun, followed by discussions and debates related to democracy and cultural diversity and their role in promoting democracy and development in North African countries.
Musical performances will also take place featuring artists from Morocco, Spain, and Italy, such as Fatima Tashtoukt, Aisha Maya, Sami Rai, Carishto, Maria Flamenco, and Dounia Batma.
Several exhibitions, including book fairs, a traditional products exhibition, an art gallery, and the Amazigh Carpet Exhibition will be also be featured.
The festival is organized by the Fez Sais Association in partnership with the region of Fez-Meknes and the BMCE Bank.