Mawazine Festival

UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY KING MOHAMMED VI

All About Maroc Cultures

Created in 2001, Maroc Cultures is a non-profit organization that aims for the development and democratization of culture, in accordance with the vision initiated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI. Recognized as a public utility, Maroc Cultures’ main mission is to create a cultural and artistic offer for the public in the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër region. It is at the origin of several events; the main ones are the Mawazine Festival – Rhythms of the World and the musical contest Generation Mawazine. To carry out its actions, the Association relies on a team of about twenty personalities and professionals from different fields of activity. This richness in expertise, combined with the collaboration of local companies, have allowed Maroc Cultures to offer for the past fifteen years events of national scale that position Morocco as a reference in the entertainment industry and the performing arts.

Maroc Cultures Musical Creations

  • The voices of the 70s
  • Al Aïta: 35 troupes paying tribute to this musical genre, part of the national oral heritage.
  • Unity Reggae Party: Led by Ali Campbell (former UB40 voice), this project saw the participation of Sly Robbie, Bitty Mc Lean, Khalifa and Mahmoud Bassou.
  • Al Di Meola & Saïd Chaïbi: Musical creation between the great Italian-American guitarist and the famous Moroccan oud player.
  • Lui Fang & Driss El Maaloumi: Musical creation between a pipa virtuoso (traditional Chinese lute) and the famous and talented Moroccan lutenist.
  • Don Big and Omar Sosa: Jazz and rap were honored by this unique collaboration.
  • Collaboration with the Royal Symphony Orchestra:
    • Sting.
    • Ennio Morricone.
    • Roger Hodgson.
  • Creation – Nass El Ghiwane by Safy Boutella: Performed by Nass El Ghiwan and Safy Boutella, with the participation of Saïda Fikri and Victor Wooten.
  • Bokra: A song about hope produced by Quincy Jones and RedOne that brought together singers from the Arab world.
  • Fortunat Frölich and the Moroccan Choir: An unprecedented encounter between the Swiss composer and a Moroccan choir performing songs from their country in unison.

Maroc Cultures Productions

  • 17 editions of the Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World
  • 9 editions of the Generation Mawazine Youth Talent Contest
  • 1 edition of the “Maghrib Attakafat li lmassrah” Festival in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and the Mohammed V National Theater
  • Music video of the song Feels So Right in collaboration with the international producer RedOne
  • Charitable music video of Quincy Jones’ hit song “Tomorow” in Arabic with RedOne and several Arab and American artists whose proceeds were donated to child protection associations
  • Machâhid, on the ramparts of the Kasbah des Oudayas, this sound and light show recounted the highlights of the city of Rabat’s history in a magical and spectacular setting, where images, colors and music intertwined.

Maroc Cultures Concerts

  • The Piaf concert La vie en rose in Rabat.
  • Tour of the artist Gerard Le Norman in Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech in 2009.
  • Organization of 3 dates of Abba The Show in Rabat and Casablanca in 2009.
  • Harlem Gospel Choir show, the most famous choir of the United States in Rabat and Casablanca in October 2010.
  • Intimate concert by guitarist Al Di Meola in Rabat and Casablanca on December 9 and 10, 2010.
  • Les Rythmes du Coeur Concert in Rabat in January 2011.
  • Concert by artist Hindi Zahra in December 2011 in Rabat and Casablanca.
  • Maroc Cultures competition in the organization of Morocco Mall’s inaugural evening of in December 2011 with the presence of Jennifer Lopez.

 

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