Rabat - The Moroccan band “Daraa Tribes” will feature in a Canadian documentary to be screened at the Visa For Music festival November 21-24 in Rabat.
Rabat – The Moroccan band “Daraa Tribes” will feature in a Canadian documentary to be screened at the Visa For Music festival November 21-24 in Rabat.
Originally from Tagounite, an oasis town in the Draa river valley in eastern Morocco, “Draa Tribes” plays a fusion of ancestral tribal music and Sharan Blues. The band is influenced by the British Beatles and local bands.
Along with the Canadian Red Tail Spirit Singers and the Sacred Wolf Singers, Draa Tribes will feature in “Resonance Culturelle,” a 13-minute documentary.
Produced by MDI, the short film is a cultural exchange aiming to solidify the relationship between Canada and Morocco.
“We are very happy to be able to support the premiere of the short film Résonance Culturelle in Morocco, which will be screened as part of the Visa for Music festival,” the chargé d’affaires of the Canadian embassy in Morocco, Bill McCrimmon, told Music in Africa.
“These successful intercultural meetings between Morocco and Canada reflect the growing dynamism of our exchanges in the cultural field and we will strive to strengthen them even more,” the official added.
“Through music and the arts, I develop intercultural exchanges between groups of musicians from different cultures and countries. We establish favorable conditions to help them explore each other’s know-how, customs and cultural heritage,” MDI president and founder Nathalie Levesque told Music in Africa magazine.
“Resonance Culturelle” will be screened at the fifth annual Visa For Music festival. Visa For Music is a pioneering event showcasing African and Middle Eastern music. The festival is also an occasion to attend conferences, speed-meetings, and workshops on the theme of African and Middle Eastern music.
Visa For Music purports to highlight artistic creation and innovations in Africa and the Middle East.
“We are very grateful to have been invited and loved everything about the festival and the great staff, great venues, line up, conferences and participants, besides the wonderful city of Rabat, the Moroccan spirit and delicious food,” stated Carolina Vallejo, multi-awarded Sekou Kouyate manager, during a previous participation in Visa For Morocco.
By Mohamed Hikal