Angham, Ahmed Saad, Mohamed Ramadan perform at Morocco's Mawazine Festival

Ahram Online , Sunday 23 Jun 2024

Egyptian singer Angham was among the well-known artists performing on the Mawazine Festival's opening day (21 June), featuring Carole Samaha and Kylie Minogue, among others. Ahmed Saad performed Saturday, while Mohamed Ramadan is yet to give his concert.


Following a three-year hiatus, the festival's 19th edition kicked off on 21 June, with a lineup filled with stars.

The first day saw the Egyptian singer Angham performing on one of the six stages in Rabat, Morocco.

The concert was held at the Nahda Space and was paralleled with two Moroccan artists - Latifa Raafat and Mocci - performing at the Sale Beach.

Before Angham, the Lebanese pop star Carole Samaha gave the concert at the Mohammed V National Theatre, followed by the Ivorian rapper Didi B taking the Bouregreg Stage.

The first day concluded with the concert of Australian pop star Kylie Minogue at the OLM Souissi stage in the late evening.

As the festival continues until 29 June, two more Egyptian singers are included in the festival's schedule: Ahmed Saad, who performed on 22 June, and renowned actor-singer Mohamed Ramadan, who will give a concert at the Nahda Space on the festival's closing day (29 June).

Among the names presented by the organisers of the festival are Morocco's renowned home-grown performers such as Najat Aatabou, Ibtissam Tiskat, Jannat, Ikram El-Abdia, Abdou El-Ouazzani, Muslim, Said Mosker, Ihsane Regragui, among others.

The line-up also features several Lebanese stars such as Marwan Khoury, Nawal Zoghbi, Abeer Nehme, Haifa Wehbe ... etc.

This rich programming is topped with international names, including Nicki Nicole (Argentina), Fatoumata Diawara (Mali), Ateez (South Korea), Alawn (France), Yamê (France), Omah Lay (Nigeria), Yuri Buenaventura (Colombia), Ayra Starr (Benin), Burna Boy (Nigeria), Çiğdem Aslan (Turkey), among many others.

Check the Mawazine Festival's complete programme here.

Founded in 2001, the Mawazine Festival is among the most important music festivals in North Africa, featuring singers from across the continent, the MENA region, and around the globe. 

According to the organizers, the 18th edition of Mawazine Festival (2019), included 200 artists performing to a total of 2,75 million attendees, making it one of the most successful editions of Mawazine.

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