UNDER THE HIGH PATRONAGE OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING MOHAMMED VI

All About Maroc Cultures

Created in 2001, Maroc Cultures is a non-profit association that strives to develop and democratize culture, in accordance with the vision initiated by His Majesty The King Mohammed VI. Recognized for its public utility, Maroc Culture’s main mission is to provide a cultural and artistic creation to all audiences of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër region and is thus at the origin of several events, with the main ones being Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World and the musical contest Mawazine Generation. To carry forward its actions, the Association relies on a team made up of twenty personalities and professionals from different sectors. This plurality of expertise, associated with the collaboration of local enterprises, enables Maroc Cultures, since fifteen years, to offer major national events positioning Morocco as a reference in the industry of entertainment and performing arts.

Musical Creations Initiated by Maroc Cultures

  • Voices from the 70s
  • Al Aïta: 35 groups paid tribute to this musical genre that is an integral part of the Moroccan oral heritage.
  • Unity Reggae Party: led by Ali Campbell (former singer of UB40), with the participation of Sly Robbie, Bitty Mc Lean, Khalifa and Mahmoud Bassou.
  • Al Di Meola & Saïd Chraïbi: musical creation that brought together the great Italian-American guitar player and the famous Moroccan oud player.
  • Lui Fang & Driss El Maaloumi: musical creation between pipa virtuoso (Chinese traditional lute) and the famous and talented Moroccan lutanist.
  • Don Big & Omar Sosa: jazz and rap music were honored by this unique collaboration.
  • Collaboration with the Royal Symphony Orchestra:
    • Sting.
    • Ennio Morricone.
    • Roger Hodgson.
    • George Benson.
  • Nass El Ghiwane Creation: a novel project that brought together songwriter Safy Boutella with the performances of Nass El Ghiwane, Saïda Fikri and Victor Wooten.
  • Bokra: song of hope produced by Quincy Jones and RedOne, bringing together singers from the Arab world.
  • Fortunat Frölich & the Moroccan Choir: an exceptional meeting that brought together the Swiss composer and the Moroccan Choir jointly interpreting songs from their own countries.
  • Musical Silk Road: throughout this road that linked Asia to Europe for centuries, eight groups offered an exceptional creation that immersed the spectators in the heart of an ancestral world, rich in myth and poetry.
  • Song of the Rivers: the musical heritage born on the banks of the Nile, Mississippi, Euphrates, Umm Rabii, and Danube gave birth to an extraordinary musical heritage with unforgettable sound experiences at heart.
  • Music in Every Port: Athens, Istanbul, Malaga, Buenos Aires, Praia, Lisbon, and Marseille… Melting pot and crossing point, the principal port cities of the planet allowed the blooming of repertoires formed from diverse expressions at the crossroads of East and West, rural and urban, sacred and profane.

Maroc Cultures Productions from 2002 to 2016

  • 15 editions of Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World
  • 9 editions of the musical competition of young talents, Generation Mawazine.
  • “Feels so Right” video clip in collaboration with producer RedOne.
  • Machâhid: this show of sound and light recounted the greatest moments of Rabat’s history in the magical setting of the Oudayas’ Kasbah.

Shows by Maroc Cultures

  • The show Piaf, La Vie en Rose in Rabat.
  • Gérard Lenormand tour in Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech in 2009.
  • Organization of three representations of ABBA THE SHOW in Rabat and Casablanca in 2009.
  • Harlem Gospel Choir Concert; the most renowned choir of the United States in Rabat and Casablanca in 2010.
  • Concert of guitarist Al di Meola in Rabat and Casablanca in 2010.
  • Concert Rhythms of the Heart in Rabat in 2011.
  • Concert Voices of Peace in Marrakech in 2011.
  • Hindi Zahra Concert in 2011 in Rabat and Casablanca.
  • Maroc Cultures Contest during Morocco Mall’s opening night in 2011, with the participation of Jennifer Lopez.

 

 

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