Rabat - The 2018 Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World continues to bring international and national artists, delighting their fans on the six stages of the capital.
Rabat – The 2018 Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World continues to bring international and national artists, delighting their fans on the six stages of the capital.
A day before the end of the festival, which boasted superstars such as Bruno Mars, Nancy Ajram, Kadim Al Sahir, and French Montana, the show must go on, as several artists are expected to perform tonight, Friday, June 29.
Maria Taledo at Mohammed V National Theater:
The Spanish singer Maria Taledo will bring some flamenco vibe to the Mohammed V National Theater at 7:30 p.m. Maria Toledo represents the new image of contemporary flamenco. She is the first woman to sing flamenco and play the piano at a time.
She has released four hit albums: “Maria Toledo,” “Uñas Rojas,” “ConSentido,” and “Magnética.” The 34-year old artist has been nominated several times for the Latin Grammy Awards.
Imad Benomar, Nouamane Belaiachi, and TiiwTiiw at Salé:
Moroccan singers Imad Benomar, Nouamane Belaiachi will start their show at 9:30 p.m.
Born in Tetouan, Imad Benomar is a young artist whose music is between Arabic pop and Moroccan raï. He started posting videos on his YouTube channel as of July 2015. Some of his videos have reached a million views.
Nouamane Belaiachi is a 25 year-old singer-songwriter, born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Rocked in classical music and raï, this young Tétouani artist recorded his first song “Kheles El Kalam” in 2011.
Tiiw Tiiw is a Rraï singer, ex-comedian, and Belgian producer of Moroccan origin. Between 2008 and 2014, Iliass became known with his band of dDakka mMarrakchia known in Brussels as Dakka TiiwTiiw. A few years later, he embarked on a singing career and is already one of the most influential Moroccan singers in the Maghreb with millions of views on YouTube.
Ahmed Chiba and Douzi at Nahda:
The oriental stage will welcome Egyptian and Algerian stars Ahmed Chiba and Douzi, starting at 10 p.m.
Recognized as the youngest raï—Algerian folk music—artist, Moroccan singer Douzi sings in multiple languages, including Arabic, French, English, Spanish, Turkish, and Hindi.
Ahmed Chiba is an Egyptian singer who is famous for his song “Ah law laebt ya zahr,” which received over 10 million views on YouTube and has even been translated into English.
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 featuring Yasiin Bey at Bouregreg:
The band Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 featuring Yasiin Bey will perform at the African stage of Bouregreg at 10 p.m.
A son of the king of Afrobeat Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Seun Kuti learned saxophone and piano from the age of 8 years. One year later, he joined as chorister his father’s orchestra, Egypt 80. After the death of Fela, Seun Kuti took over and is now the worthy heir of Afrobeat thanks to his unique phrasing and the incomparable groove of a legendary formation.
The Weeknd at OLM Souissi:
Last but certainly not least, The Weeknd. Festival-goers will call out his name, starting 10 p.m. at the international stage of OLM Souissi. Born Abel Tesfaye, The Weeknd is a 28-year-old R&B and pop performer whose debut “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.”