Rabat - The 17th Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World is shaping up. Maroc Cultures has added several artists to its lineup, including pop sensation and four-time Grammy winner The Weeknd, who will perform June 29, at the OLM Souissi stage.
Rabat – The 17th Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World is shaping up. Maroc Cultures has added several artists to its lineup, including pop sensation and four-time Grammy winner The Weeknd, who will perform June 29, at the OLM Souissi stage.
Born Abdel Tesfaye, The Weeknd is a 28-year-old R&B and pop performer whose debut album “Trilogy,” was gold-certified. He has scored 8 top ten entries in the Billboard Hot 100 list, including hits such as “The Hills,” “Can’t Feel My Face,” and “Starboy.”
Performing at Mawazine’s international stage Mawazine, The Weeknd joins superstar Bruno Mars (US), top DJ Martin Garrix (Netherlands), hit duo The Chainsmokers (US), funky band Jamiroquai (UK), pop-rock band Texas (UK), music sensation Luis Fonsi (Puerto Rico) and the successful rappers Niska (France) and Damso (DRC).
Rabat will also enjoy the Jamaican performer Chronixx on the Bouregreg stage on June 25.
Jamar McNaught, best known as Chronixx, was born west of the Jamaican capital. The singer appeared on the reggae scene in 2012, but his fame exploded two years later with the release of his EP “Dread & Terrible,” followed by an appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” which catapulted his popularity ratings.
His album Chronology, released in 2017, reached first place on US charts.
The Algerian group, Babylone, famous for its single “Zina,” will perform on June 24 at the Mohammed V National Theater.
Formed in 2012, Babylone is composed of singer and author Amine Mohamed Djemal; guitarists Rahim El Hadi, Ramzy Ayadi, and Rafik Chami; and percussionist and bassist Redouane Nehar. Their first single Zina, released in 2013, went quickly viral on the web.
Lebanese superstars Saad Ramadan and Marwan Khoury will mesmerize the Nahda Stage on June 23.
Saad Ramadan conquers audiences with his distinctive voice and beautiful stage presence. He participated in Star Academy 5 in Lebanon, where he claimed third place.
Renowned Lebanese singer, composer, and arranger Marwan Khoury has produced numerous titles for great names in Arabic music, such as Magida El Roumi, Najwa Karam and Saber Rebai.
The 50-year-old artist, who has won many awards since his impressive career began in 2000, is also known for his collaborations with Moroccan artists, such as Karima Sqalli and Hatim Ammor.
Recognized as the youngest raï—Algerian folk music—artist, Moroccan singer Douzi sings in several languages, including Arabic, French, English, Spanish, Turkish, and Hindi.
Established in 2001, Mawazine is the essential rendezvous for music lovers in Morocco, and was attended by 2.4 million fans last year. Held every year over nine days, the festival’s rich and diversified program unites stars from the four corners of the world to transform the cities of Rabat and Sale into a grand stage for international music.