Good news for German-loving Moroccans: Helgen, a rising pop music band from Germany, will perform two concerts in Casablanca and Fez in late November.
Rabat – The event is organized by the Rabat-based Goethe Institute, under the auspices of the German foreign affairs ministry. In a press release shared with Morocco World News, the institute emphasized the “pedagogical” aspect of the cultural events.
The concerts, to be performed in Casablanca’s Mohammed VI High School on November 27 and Fez’s Moulay Idriss November 29, will mostly be for prospective German language students and established Germanophiles to have first-hand cultural immersion in German culture.
Prior to performing their two concerts, “the three young German pop musicians from the city of Hamburg will offer a workshop with about 25 German-learning students in both high schools,” the institute’s press release said.
It added: “During this educational event, the members of the group will rehearse their songs in German [with students] and talk about German pop music as well as their daily lives as musicians in the country of Goethe.”
The two concerts are part of the German foreign affairs ministry’s “Schools, Partners of the Future” (PASCH) initiative. PASCH, the press release explained, envisions promoting the worldwide teaching of the German language and culture.
In addition to students from the host high schools in Casablanca and Fez, groups of students from other PASCH schools in Morocco will also be invited to both concerts. PASCH has schools in Rabat (Lalla Aicha and Descartes), Casablanca (Lyautey), Kenitra (Abderrahmane Enacer), and Settat (Ibn Abbad).
While the PASCH program traditionally collaborates with leading high schools in countries where it operates, the two concerts in Morocco will also see the participation of students from public schools in Casablanca and Fez.
“There will be much fun,” organizers promised.