By Mohamed Hikal
By Mohamed Hikal
Rabat – The French Institute in Agadir will present the International Jazz festival “Anmoggar N Jazz” October 25 to 28.
In collaboration with the Wilaya of Agadir, the French consulate, the Souss-Massa region and the communal council of Agadir, the French Institute in Morocco has organized Agadir’s second Anmoggar N Jazz festival.
Literally meaning “jazz festival,” Anmogar N Jazz takes its name from the Tamazight (Berber) language.
The 2018 festival will offer various jazz bands and styles, including Edouard Ravelomanantsoa’s French quintet of Fresh Sound, Faiz Lamouri’s French-Moroccan quartet, Moisés P. Sanchez’s Spanish quartet, Taha El Hmidi’s Moroccan quintet of Amsli Amaynou, Andrea Motis’ Spanish quintet, Pierrick Pedron’s French quartet from France, and many others from Cuba, Brazil, and Canada.
The communal council’s Brahim Radi venue will house the festival, which is open to the public Thursday through Sunday.
The festival will also be a chance for the public to meet local artists and attend workshops and debates on jazz as an art and how it can be taught to future generations.
Last year the festival attracted 900 visitors and featured eight bands. This weekend’s festival is expected to be an exceptional event to satisfy the zealous people of Agadir and tourists.
Jazz N Anmoggar’s program is below:
Thursday, October 25
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Edouard Ravelomanantsoa Quintet (Fresh Sound 2018) – France
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Faiz Lamouri quartet – Morocco
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Moises P. Sanchez quartet – Spain
Friday, October 26
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Taha El Hmidi quintet (Amsli Amaynou 2018) – Morocco
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Andrea Motis quintet – Spain
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Pierrick Pedron quartet – France
Saturday, October 27
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Stephane Kerecki quartet – France
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Diana Horta Popoff quartet – Brazil/France
11 p.m. – 12 a.m. Mario Hernandez Morejon quintet (El Indio) – Cuba/France/Spain
Sunday, October 28
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jowee Omicil quartet – Canada/France
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Robin Notte Quintet (Panam Panic) and Hi Levelz – France