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To liven up your evenings during the month of Ramadan, the Ali Zaoua Foundation offers a dedicated artistic and cultural program. Various events are planned at the heart of the five cultural centers of the Foundation, in Tangier, Agadir, Fez, Casablanca and Marrakech.
Traditional musical evenings, collective exhibitions, theatre, photography competitions, screenings of Moroccan films and short films, but also fun activities and thematic meetings-debates are planned during this month of spirituality and sharing.
In Agadir at Les Etoiles du Souss, the public will first have an appointment with the “Ronda” exhibition and evenings from April 2 to May 2, 2022.
The famous Ronda game cards have been revisited by the budding young artists of the Stars of Sidi Moumen. A slipper to replace the club, a tagine instead of the famous bowl, etc… A collection which is the subject of a traveling exhibition which lands in Agadir on the occasion of the holy month.
To mark the launch of this original exhibition, the Center Les Étoiles du Souss will open its doors, every Saturday evening (April 2, 9, 16 and 23) from 10 p.m., fans of the famous card game for a “Ronda” evening that promises to be lively.
On Sunday April 10, at 9:30 p.m., the Foundation is offering the play of theater is a black comedy of the troop “ محترف إنجاز للفنون و التنمية” which tells the story of a simple, ordinary man who, after several unsuccessful attempts to get a job, finally, and desperately, agrees to work as a guard dog in a company. A decision that will lead him to abandon his dignity and forget everything that distinguishes him as a human being.
On Fridays April 15 and 22 at 9 p.m., two traditional music concerts will take place with Yassine Tir Elile and the group ROUH.
The Les Étoiles du Souss center offers two concerts of traditional music. The first will honor Gnaoua music with the musician from Dcheira, Yassine Tair Elile. Son of the great Amazigh poet Aagouad Abderrahmane, he was immersed in Gnaoui culture and rituals from an early age. Since then, he has continued to develop his knowledge of this traditional musical style. A style that he appropriated and to which he associated blues and “Marsaoui” influences.
Friday April 22, the second musical meeting will be with the group ROUH. The latter provides a program of instrumental music, inspired by the Sufi repertoire.
A concert that challenges the purity of souls and invites the public on a spiritual journey to discover the horizons of serenity, through Sufi melodies arranged and interpreted.
The ROUH group is made up of artists, music teachers, dedicated and passionate about the art they interpret with beauty.
The Souss-Massa region is full of talented young artisans. For three days, on April 26, 27 and 28, the Center les Étoiles du Souss intends to turn into a souk for these budding artists and encourage them in their work.
The opportunity for them to sell their products and make themselves known to the public. This market will also be a moment of meeting for them, in order to encourage this community to work together. Entrepreneur/its proven or in the making, everyone will be able to come and present their creations and, why not, exchange advice and practices.
In the city of Fez, thehe Cultural Center Les Étoiles de la Médina is organizing a workshop on the art of Halka on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April at 9.30 p.m., led by the artist Brahim Daldali.
During this workshop, participants will discover the tale and its components, as well as the methods of diction and pronunciation. Objective, to be able to implement these techniques during the second session of these workshops to be able to tell stories in turn.
On Wednesday April 13 at 10 p.m., the Stars of the Medina are adorned with words and illuminations on the occasion of the holy month with a collective exhibition of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic ornament under the theme “Culture between letter curves”. The participating artists are Abdeslam Rihani, Saida Dalbouha, Menana El Jemli and Layla El Jemli.
On the occasion of the Night of Destiny, the Cultural Center Les Étoiles de la Médina is organizing a mystical evening of songs from Samaa and Madih, on Friday April 29 at 10 p.m. The opportunity to meditate in the spirituality of traditional songs and to share a beautiful artistic moment, through the plasmodies and words of prayer of the group of religious artists invited on the occasion of this exceptional night.
As for the city of Tangier, at Étoiles du Détroit, the “Aji n’taalmou” general knowledge competition will take place on Sunday April 10 at 3 p.m., an excellent way to learn while having fun.
Aji N’taalmou is a general culture competition dedicated to children from 7 to 12 years old, and whose objective is to develop their level in different fields: History, arts, geography, religions, sports, etc.
The Center les Étoiles du Détroit is organizing an Amdah Nabaouiya evening for its subscribers on Friday, April 22 at 10 p.m. A concert also open to lovers of Andalusian music hosted by the “Sada Rou7” choir.
In Casablanca, in the center of the Stars of Sidi Moumen welcomes during this month of Ramadan and every Thursday young Moroccan directors to project a series of unpublished short films.
These meetings, organized in the presence of the directors, will not only be an opportunity to discover the young cinematographic talents of tomorrow, but also for lovers of the 7th art to exchange with young recognized artists. Among them are Mohcine Nadifi and Wadii Charrad.
From Tuesday April 12 to Thursday May 12, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Casablanca Center offers a calligraphy course for the benefit of illiterate women
On the occasion of the month of Ramadan, the Stars of Sidi Moumen center is launching an initiation workshop to this traditional art for the benefit of illiterate women.
This course aims to help these women develop their education through artistic practice. An exhibition of the achievements of these ladies will be organized at the end of the course, on Friday 13 May.
The Stars of Jamâa El Fna of Marrakech organize, on Sunday April 10 at 2 p.m., their first chess tournament in the presence of the regional champion of less than 12 years, Louay Mazza.
Saturday April 16 and Sunday April 17 at 9 p.m., the Les Étoiles de Jamaa El Fna cultural center will organize several initiation workshops for the benefit of young people in the medina of Marrakech, in partnership with the Union of Storytellers for Cultural Creativity and ‘Art of Storytelling. The opportunity for the Marrakchis to reclaim this famous cultural tradition.
Monday, April 18, the talented violinist Jalal Allouli will discover a surprising musical fusion between Gnaoua music and violin melodies. A unique show that will be preceded by a masterclass hosted earlier in the day by the artist.