Mawazine 2018: a selection of the biggest stars of the moment for an ever more popular edition that promises to be HIS-TO-RI-CAL!

Organized from June 22nd to the 30th, 2018, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Mawazine is preparing to celebrate its seventeenth anniversary … in the most beautiful way! True to the formula of its success, the festival offers this year an extremely richer program and a mix of international and national stars. In total, six venues in Rabat and Salé will be carry out for nine days, a message of tolerance and sharing to an even more heterogeneous public and whose number continues to grow for every edition.

 

The place to be for world music and most popular gatherings, the OLM-SOUISSI stage will assemble the most popular celebrities of the moment. The selection of artists for this seventeenth edition is worthy of the greatest events with the key to a phenomenal density of styles that will please all. Performers will include BRUNO MARS (USA), the all-time record-breaking artist who will be performing in Africa for the first time, as well as the number one DJ MARTIN GARRIX (Netherlands), the amazing duo THE CHAINSMOKERS (USA), the charismatic JAMIROQUAI(Great Britain), the rock group TEXAS (Great Britain), the legend LUIS FONSI (Puerto Rico) as well as the rappers NISKA (France) and DAMSO (Democratic Republic of Congo).

 

In a more intimate setting, the program at the MOHAMMED V NATIONAL THEATER also promises to be exceptional. Witnessing the highlights of Mawazine’s history, the discovery stage will feature an impressive list of artists merging genres, including the brilliant violinist ARA MALIKIAN (Armenia), the singer HIBA TAWAJI (Lebanon) but also the LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR (Great Britain), the iconic SOUAD MASSI (Algeria), the soprano MAJIDA EL ROUMI (Lebanon), the Tango Group FERNANDO EGOZCUE ENSAMBLE (Argentina), the muse of flamenco MARIA TOLEDO (Spain) and the opera singer MARWA NAJI (Egypt).

 

Illustrating Mawazine’s passion for Arabic music, the NAHDA stage will host once again this year the region’s greatest voices for a unique display of the richness of the oriental musical heritage. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to share unique moments with Kayser KADIM AL SAHIR (Iraq), the voice of Tarab MELHEM ZEIN (Lebanon), the talented ROUWAIDA ATTIEH (Syria), the singer BOSY (Egypt), the great MOHAMED HAMAKI (Egypt), the young AMEER DANDAN (Palestine), the amazing WAEL JASSAR (Lebanon), the singer AHMED CHIBA (Egypt), the master SABER REBAÏ (Tunisia), the divas NANCY AJRAM (Lebanon) and AHLAM(United Arab Emirates).

 

With more than half of its programming reserved for Moroccan artists, Mawazine will once again be showcasing the kingdom’s singers and musicians. Every evening at the SALÉ STAGE, fans will have the opportunity to be part of a series of festive concerts. Between gnaoua, châabi, rock, reggae, fusion, amazigh, rap and hip hop, the audience will applaud the performances of CRAVATAAMINUXIHAB AMIRNADIA LAAROUSSIBADR SOULTAN, IBTISSAM TISKAT, TARIK FARIH, MAÂLEM HASSAN BOUSSOU, NASS EL GHIWANE, LAHOUCINE AÏT BAAMRANE, AZIZ AL MAGHRIBI, ZAKARIA GHAFOULI, KHADIJA ATLAS, MEHDI WELD HAJIB, HAJIB, ABDELALI SAHRAOUI, ABIDAT RMA, NAJAT AÂTABOU, DJ HAMIDA, H-KAYNE, MUSLIM, TIW TIW, IMAD BENOMAR, NOUAMANE BELAIACHI, STATIA, SAID SENHAJI AND STATI.

 

Second largest festival of the planet and first of the continent, Mawazine has always celebrated Africa and its music. On the BOUREGREG stage, this new edition will highlight some of the greatest performers whose cultures and sounds are so varied: the guitarist and arranger EBO TAYLOR (Ghana), the beautiful OUMOU SANGARÉ (Mali), the wonderful LAS MARAVILLAS DEL MALI (Mali), the Afro-punk sensation TSHEGUE (France), the rapper RILÈS (France), the kora player SIDIKI DIABATÉ (Mali), the Orchestra POLY-RHYTHMO DE COTONOU (Benin), the emblems of Afrobeat SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 FEATURING YASIIN BEY (Nigeria / United States) as well as the rebel TIKEN JAH FAKOLY (Ivory Coast).

 

And that’s not all! Pushing its taste for experimentation and the most creative compositions, Mawazine will draw from the great traditional repertoires of the five continents to offer a new musical creation on the magnificent CHELLAH HISTORICAL SITE. Around the theme “From tar, sitar to guitar”, the program will bring together performers from around the world, inspired by the strings: whether they come from the Iranian tar, the setar of Central Asia, the Indian sitar or from the Greek, Italian and Spanish guitar. Music lovers will discover the enchanting sounds of ALIREZA GHORBANI (Iran), PATRIZIA LAQUIDARA (Italy), EL AMIR(Germany / Spain), TRIO ANDAAZ (India), MARIA BERASARTE (Spain), SEPIDEH RAISSADAT (Iran), KATERINA FOTINAKI and EVA ATMATZIDOU (Greece) as well asSABRY MOSBAH (Tunisia).

Nine days of festivities and gatherings, several hundred artists and concerts, street performances that will animate each day the main arteries of Rabat … This 17th edition of Mawazine promises to celebrate the arrival of summer as it should be: being open to all Moroccans, with colors, surprises and magical moments!

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Jamiroquai, Texas and Luis Fonsi will perform in Morocco !

Every year, the Mawazine Festival comes with beautiful surprises. For its 17th edition organized under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and which will take place from June 22nd to the 30th 2018, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to see  on the OLM Souissi stage three exceptional shows:

Festivalgoers will be pleased to reminisce hits such as When You Gonna Learn, Space Cowboy, Cosmic Girl, You Give Me Something or Virtual Insanity. With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide and nearly 25 years of career, the British funk group led by the charismatic Jay Kay, aka Jamiroquai, have imposed their style with a mix of funk, groove, pop and electro sounds.

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Highly anticipated, the album Automaton was released late March 2017. The tour is already sold out internationally. The British artists have chosen to perform for the first time in Morocco on Sunday, June 24th on the OLM Souissi international stage!

Fans will have the unique opportunity to experience a magical musical moment in the company of exceptional artists who has revolutionized music, becoming a key reference for dancefloors thanks to the funk bass lines, guitar riffs and twirling violins. A performance that promises to be one of the highlights of Mawazine 2018!

On Thursday June 28th, the OLM Souissi venue will host Texas, led by Sharleen Spiteri, with her gifted voice and guitar playing for an unprecedented concert. Texas has sold over 40 million albums!

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A key figure in the rock scene since the 1990s, the Glasgow-based band has been producing hits since their start, such as I Don’t Want a Lover, which has sold more than 2 million copies, to the singles Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy.

Texas has nine albums to its credit, the latest of which, Jump on Board, was released in April 2017. The exceptional performance of the band in Mawazine will be an opportunity for fans to rediscover all the great hits of a band considered as one of the most emblematic in British music!

Best known as “The Voice of Pop”, Luis Fonsi will be on the OLM Souissi Stage Saturday, June 30th. Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Porto Rico. As one of the leading Latin Music figures of his generation, he broke all the world records and continues to do so with his song “Despacito” that just reached 5 billion views on Youtube. His new single “Echame la culpa” is one of the most streamed and viewed song of today’s music landscape.

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From his debut album “Comenzaré” (1998) to his latest studio album “8” (2014), Fonsi has continuously led the charts. His undeniable and unique talent has allowed him to seduce millions of people around the world. With over 20 years of successful artistic career, Fonsi has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in the music industry such as a Latin Grammy®, five Billboard awards, eight Premio Lo Nuestro… Luis Fonsi is coming to Mawazine to present to his Moroccan audience his international tour “Love & Dance World Tour” that started in July 2017!

STUD LIVE, une plateforme digitale artistique révolutionnaire

Stud Live

Plateforme digitale artistique, Stud Live  qui réunit toute la jeunesse du Maroc autour du monde magique de la chanson.

OBJECTIF:  donner la chance à des jeunes talents (étudiants) de se lancer dans l’univers professionnel de la chanson, à travers des auditions de chant organisées au sein de plusieurs écoles et universités du royaume.

Un concept inédit purement artistique

Sur 700 casting seuls 26 candidats participeront au concours qui aura lieu sur http://www.stud.live/ du 7 Mai au 7 juin 2018. Vos votes détermineront les 13 finalistes qui auront la chance de participer au concert de la finale, pour qu’un jury nomme le ou la grande gagnante de la première édition de Stud Live.

Un dénicheur de talent

Une occasion rêvée pour les voix sélectionnées de bénéficier d’un encadrement et d’un enregistrement Audio/Vidéo professionnel à présenter aux médias.

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African Fashion Talents, un événement pionnier alliant mode et création

Du 3 au 6 mai, Cap sur l’Afrique et ses jeunes talents ! Durant 4 jours, de jeunes talents venus de 10 pays africains auront l’opportunité de mettre en avant leurs réalisations. Une occasion pour ces jeunes créateurs, de rencontrer le public marocain ainsi que de grands noms de la mode et du design, d’ici et d’ailleurs. ..Un événement unique porté par deux femmes au talent incontestable, Nawel Debbouze et Zaineb El Kadiri Karroumi. VH, Yabiladi, l’Observateur. 

The Moroccan fashion-seekers will be thrilled. Casablanca will become the glamour capital from May 3-6, welcoming the 1st edition of “Africa Fashion Talents.” The event will focus on creation and achievements in fashion by Africa’s youth generation. Morocco World News.

 

« A chacun son Everest, Osez le votre! », un one man show signé Nacer Ben Abdeljalil!

INEDIT! Un one man show qui vaut le détour! 

Un nouveau one man show qui sort de l’ordinaire, alliant sport extrême, développement personnel et beaucoup d’humour.
Vivez une nouvelle expérience avec Nacer Ben Abdeljalil, premier marocain à avoir gravi l’Everest et avoir atteint le Pôle Nord.
Petit rappel: avant de se lancer dans l’alpinisme, Nacer Ben Abdeljalil poursuivait une carrière de financier en tant que banquier aux quatre coins du monde, fréquentant bien entendu le milieu de Wall Street!
Pour la première fois au Maroc, un spectacle inspirant qui vous transportera à travers ses différentes aventures au-delà des limites physiques et mentales.​
Alliant ses talents en haute montagne et les valeurs positives qu’il dégage, Nacer Ben Abdeljalil ​vous poussera à sortir de votre zone de confort pour réaliser vos rêves.
Un spectacle pour les jeunes et moins jeunes!
​A chacun son Everest, osons le NOTRE ! 

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La marque Monarqueo a présenté au Sofitel Tour Blanche Casablanca une collection  Spring/summer 2018 énergique et rayonnante, inspirée de la chaleur de la Méditerranée, et conçue pour la femme méditerranéenne d’aujourd’hui.

Au coeur de cette réalisation, une équipe de choc dont:

 

Le Marrakech du #Rire is BACK du 20 au 24 juin!

L’image contient peut-être : 1 personne, nuageLe MDR est de retour pour une 8ème édition de 4 jours qui promet de l’humour, de la joie de vivre, et encore plus de fous rires! Au programme des humoristes tels que D’Jal, Abdelkader Secteur,  Éric Antoine, Amou Tati ou encore Akim Omiri qui se produiront dans l’enceinte de plusieurs lieux mythiques de Marrakech city :le Colisée, l’Institut Français de Marrakech, le Théâtre Royal et le Palais Badii bien sûr qui accueille le fameux Gala « Jamel et ses amis »!

Rappelons que ce festival d’envergure et devenu aujourd’hui incontournable a été fondé par Mister Jamel Debbouze en 2011.  RDV sur le site officiel. 

Parce que le rire est le moteur de la vie“. Jamel Debbouze