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Art / Culture in Morocco

  • Ibn Battuta International Festival to be held in November

    CASABLANCA, 2017/09/02 The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta will organize November on 9-12 the second edition of the Ibn Battuta International Festival in Tangier. Themed "Travelers, the of Ambassadors of Peace", the second edition of the festival, which highlights the legacy of renowned traveler Ibn Battuta, seeks to celebrate Morocco’s cultural heritage and promote travel and meetings between peoples.
  • Casablanca makes spectacular comeback to international festival scene

    CASABLANCA, 2017/09/02 Morocco’s economic capital, Casablanca, has returned to the international festival scene in a spectacular way. Ten arts were honoured throughout Casa Festival, which ran for ten days in July, during which national and international artists performed. Dance, readings, film screenings, children’s shows and street art took place in Casablanca’s 16 boroughs. Festival organisers said the new concept was to make Casa Festival free for the people of Casablanca.
  • Africa: Crafting an African Victory for the World

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/12 On May 25, 1963, Africans gathered in Addis Ababa to create the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to today’s African Union. It stood tall in the minds of Africans who decided to unite for a common cause. It demonstrated our ability to set aside differences in order to make the world a better place. Presently, on 1 July 2017, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia will stand at the helm of the the World Health Organisation with the ambition to reform, transform and make world health and agile partner of economic transformation for the world.
  • Morocco and China are urged to strengthen their centuries-old cultural relations,

    CHINA, 2016/05/12 As two major civilizations, Morocco and China are urged to strengthen their centuries-old cultural relations, as a growing number of Moroccans are seeking to learn Mandarin and discover the great Chinese civilization, said Liu Hui, Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at Mohammed V University in Rabat. Today, all teaching staff at the Confucius Institute is Chinese, but it will any minute at this time be reinforced next delivering Mandarin diplomas to Moroccan students and enabling them to teach the language in Morocco, Hui added. The Chinese academic said that Moroccan students show a particular aptitude for learning foreign languages, noting that learning Mandarin is not easy given that this language is based on symbols, not letters.
  • Marrakech Biennale – The convergence point of art in Africa

    CASABLANCA, 2016/03/20 The event, first held in 2005, has this year drawn artists from the Arab world, the Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Morocco: HRH Princess Lalla Salma Chairs in Rabat Dinner Offered By HM the King On Occasion of Inauguration of Mohammed Vi Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art

    MOROCCO, 2014/10/09 HRH Princess Lalla Salma chaired, on Tuesday in Rabat, a dinner offered by HM King Mohammed VI on the occasion of the inauguration of the Mohammed VI Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art. At her arrival at the Mohammed VI Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Her Royal Highness was greeted mainly by chief of Government Abdelillah Benkirane, Culture minister Mohamed Amine Sbihi, Wali of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër region, governor of Rabat prefecture Abdelouafi Laftit, chairman of the regional council Abdelkebir Berkia and chairman of the National Foundation of Museums Mehdi Qotbi.
  • Morocco's traditional and modern cultures

    CASABLANCA, 2014/02/15 It's nearly dusk on the dunes and the setting sun is casting long shadows on the sand, stretching camel legs into spindles as they trek through a seemingly endless expanse of desert. Our caravan is heading into Morocco's Erg Chebbi dunes - a windswept Saharan sand sea of swells that span over 100 square kilometres near the border with Algeria. As the camels sway through sweeping views of rose-gold knolls rippling to the horizon, we're lulled into a peaceful serenity. It's a perfect pastoral scene, the kind of impossible image conjured by guidebooks - that is, until you look closely. Up ahead, our Berber guide, dressed in a long white djellaba and oxblood shesh whips out a smartphone. Jarringly, he begins to take cellphone snaps of the scene: a line of camels led by local teens who pair their traditional robes and turbans with skinny jeans and sneakers. Morocco, by presently one of the majority open Muslim nations, is a rapidly modernizing society.
  • An historic synagogue in Essaouira, Morocco is to be refurbished

    GERMANY, 2014/02/14 An historic synagogue in Essaouira, Morocco is to be refurbished in a joint project with the German Foreign Ministry. It will be the second synagogue to be restored under a appropriate German government program. Tuesday’s announcement came as the Moroccan Ambassador in Berlin, Omar Zniber, launched an exhibit at the embassy’s cultural center of photographs of Moroccan Jews from the 1960s inclunding new photos of synagogues in the country, both pre- and post-renovation.
  • Morocco desert museum for Little Prince aviator-author

    MOROCCO, 2013/06/01 Battling the wind in his World War I biplane, a French pilot landed on a sandy Moroccan airstrip. Nearly 90 years on, a museum honours his remain and the world-renowned book it inspired. “Antoine de Saint-Exupery the writer was half born here, in Tarfaya, where he spent two years as station manager of Aeropostale,” says Sadat Shaibat Mrabihrabou, opening the doors to the small museum in Morocco’s far south, where the sea and the desert meet.
  • Mimouni El Houssaine presents "The Scales of Time" at the Tindouf Gallery Marrakech

    MOROCCO, 2013/05/16 Next a great success at the 4th Calligraphy Bienalle in Sharjah UAE, in 2012 alongside Lalla Essaydi and great masters of calligraphy and a current exhibition at the prestigious Majlis Gallery in Dubai, Mimouni returns to his native Morocco with the exhibition "Scales of Time", to be held from 27 April to 18 May 2013 at the Tindouf Gallery in Marrakech.