Rabat – The city of Oujda is hosting some very interesting cultural events during this Ramadan. The people of the eastern city will be busy Sunday, May 27, as the French Institute of Oujda is organizing a concert for Moroccan singer Oum El Ghait at the Mohammed VI Theater, as part of its 2018 “Ramadan Nights.”
After opening Casablanca’s 10th “Heritage Days,” on May 9 with an unforgettable show, the talented Moroccan artist will delight Oujda’s public with a unique concert.
The Oujdi public will expect great melodies from the Sahrawi singer who mixes hasanian rhythms and Berber-Andalusian melodies with jazz on his double bass, oud, percussion, and gnawas.
Through her charisma, energy and the quality of her stage performance, Oum will be able to transport the Oujdi public under the sun of the Sahara.
Organized as part of the Cultural Season of the French Institute of Morocco since 2012, Ramadan Nights accompany the annual month of spirituality that is Ramadan. The program highlights the universal values ??of dialogue, respect, tolerance and sharing.
Oum El Ghait, which literally means “mother of relief,” is a common name that Moroccan Sahrawi nomads give to baby girls born on a rainy day, believing that it is the luck of the newborn that brings with it water and relief.
The jazz singer has released her last album “Zarabi” (Carpets) in 2015, which achieved great success. The album is a tribute to the colorful carpets of M’hamid El Ghizlane, formerly known as Taragalte, a rural commune in the province of Zagora, in Morocco’s south-east of Morocco.
Zarabi features various styles of Moroccan music, including gnawa, jazz and hassanya, which reflect Oum’s creativity and ability to incorporate Moroccan culture into her tracks. It also includes the music of well-known artists, such as the percussionist Mohammed Krija and Yacir Rami.