The Moroccan Association of Andalusian Music (AMMA) inaugurates the 2022-2023 cultural season under the sign of rapprochement between civilizations and organizes the “Moroccan Festival of Andalusian Music” under the theme “Andalusian music at the confluence of Moroccan, Iberian and Judaic cultures”.
“Under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, and in partnership with WECASABLANCA, the Moroccan Andalusian Music Association (AMMA) opens the ball for the 2022-2023 cultural season by organizing the ‘ Moroccan Festival of Andalusian Music’.
An edition that honors the invaluable contribution of the three cultures Moroccan, Iberian and Judaic, whose richness has fueled the growth and influence of Andalusian music through the centuries”, indicates the Association in a press release.
Since its creation, AMMA has worked to safeguard and promote Andalusian musical heritage, through cultural initiatives that highlight and preserve both its authenticity and its diversity. Due to the nobility of the values it conveys, Andalusian music has always been able to unite peoples of different cultures and religions, and contribute to their rapprochement thanks to its spiritual influence, an inexhaustible source of peace and tolerance between civilizations. !
The first edition of the Moroccan Andalusian Music Festival will thus welcome, for its first edition, a panoply of artists and musical orchestras who are all worthy heirs of the Andalusian musico-cultural heritage, during a celebration that will pay tribute to poets and renowned artists such as: Ibnou Hazm, Sami Al Maghribi, Zahra El Fassiya, Abdessadek Chkara and others.
Members and guests of AMMA will have the pleasure of enjoying various artistic paintings with rich and varied repertoires performed by: the Andalusian Orchestra of Fez under the direction of Grand Master Mohamed Briouel, the Israeli Andalusian Orchestra of Givat Washington Academy under the direction of Dr. Racheli Galay, the Valencian Spanish group “Capella de Ministerers” under the direction of musicologist Carles Magraner, the late Mohamed Arbi Temsamani Orchestra under the direction of master Mohamed Amine Akrami, the Moroccan Orchestra of Andalusian Music under the direction of the artist Driss Berrada, the solo artists: Abderrahim SOUIRI, Françoise Atlan, Marouan HAJJI, Sanaa MARAHATI, Coco Diam’s, Shir IFRAH, Bilal Elhaouaj and Chaimaa IMRANE. A timeless journey where different civilizations and religions will be celebrated, during artistic performances imbued with values of peace and coexistence that have shaped the very essence of Morocco’s plural identity.
Quoted in the statement, Fatima Mabbour, founding president of AMMA, said: “Throughout the centuries, Andalusian music has been enriched by the contribution of multiple cultures and religions, and it is to reflect this pluralism and this diversity that we work, within AMMA, to promote this music whose nobility and spirituality have always had the merit of bringing people together in a spirit of peace and tolerance”.