Saturday, May 30, 2015

#JIDAR : Morocco's Capital Turned Into A Masterpiece

Morocco's capital city has been touched and RE-touched by some of the biggest names in the art industry. The boulevards and residential areas are now full of masterpieces dedicated to Rabat as both an honor to the city and a call-out to Moroccan artists.

A new concept is now a trending topic in the kingdom of Morocco as it's capital city - Rabat - welcomed dozens of artists with different skills and ways to execute their vision. The city's walls has been turned from "basic" to "monumental decorations". 
The Capital is now THE destination of passionate tourists who can't help themselves from heading up to a new dimension with the contemporary style of the city and the modern flair brought by the mural paintings and graffiti.
The work is shared by Moroccan and international mural painters as some of the exhibited paintings as pure honor to Moroccan personalities including one of the most appreciated works which is a tribute to the Moroccan deceased-actor "Mohamed El Bestaoui" that you can find next to Rabat's coach station in "Qamra".

One of the major names who has headed to Rabat for this ambitious project was the 'Zepha' calligrapher : Vincent Abade Hafez, more known as a street painter whose work has been featured in numerous cities around the world.

Our team has interviewed so many people in Rabat's streets asking them what they think about The JIDAR Festival, and the answers were different as some of them said that it was an incredible way to mask the dirt of the walls, but others (including 3 abroad tourists) said that it was a self-expression for wall painters to exhibit their feelings and thoughts about Rabat's spiritual soul. They added that this project is a one-of-a-kind concept that will bring Moroccan and international artists together, and invite passionate youngsters to this artistic movement.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone who made sure that this festival will be a starting line for a rebirth of the Moroccan artistic culture, and intrigue Moroccans to look up for art and re-give it the consideration it worths.  

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Blues Lost The King

The legendary Riley Ben King, more known by his stage name "B.B. king", was one of the few blues legends and is widely known for upgrading the level of blues and taking it further from a simple music style to a lifestyle. B.B. King was not only a blues singer, but also a songwriter and a guitarist.

"The King of the Blues" 's illness was a concern to all his fans around the world after he canceled eight shows of his 2014 tour. Two weeks ago, the B. King announced on his website that he was home hospitalized as he was suffering from complications caused by blood pressure and diabetes in Las Vegas where he died in his sleep at the age of 89. 
B.B. King's legacy is still alive and he is considered as one of the most influential blues guitarists of ALL TIMES. He brought a flair to blues as he broke into the mainstream and became an icon. He received several awards including 15 Grammy's, a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, and many other awards ...

He has also been to Morocco in 2010 at one of the most renowned music festivals in the industry - Mawazine Festival - where he gave an unforgivable performance and touched the hearts of thousands and thousands of fans from different ages and races.
To know more about the B. legend and his career, make sure to watch the "B.B. King : The Life Of Riley" Documentary.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Tribute To Berber Women In Rabat

As an honor to the Traditional Moroccan Berber Woman, the National Library of Rabat will be the next destination for the international exhibition titled "Berber Women Of Morocco" from May 15 to July 15.

The exhibition was previously held in Paris at the "Pierre Bergé Foundation". After the French capital, it was Manama's turn to introduce its citizens to a culture they're unfamiliar with at the "National Museum of Bahrain".
The exhibition will open its doors in Rabat the 15th of May at the National Library of Rabat, and will be a total cultural load for people who doesn't know much about the Berber identity and the prestigious role of women in the Berber history knowing that they have been the guardians of traditions and language, and by that they have been ensuring the preservation of the tribes’s cultural heritage.
It's one of the Most Anticipated Exhibitions in the Capital City of Morocco, and people are waiting to be transported to the Berber Dimension with all the props that will be exhibited including traditional carpets, Jewelry, necklaces, originally exhibited from the collection of the "Jardin Majorelle"’s Berber Museum in Marrakech and The Quai Branly Museum in Paris. 
The doors of the exhibition are going to be fully open to everyone (FREE ENTRY)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Games Of Thrones Tour Coming To "Essaouira" And "Ait Ben Haddou"

The historic city of Mogador more known by the name of Essaouira is now the destination of HBO's hit TV series "Games Of Thrones" 's fans. As a celebration to the most awaited comeback of the TV show in its fifth season which is set to premiere tomorrow (the 12th of April 2015) in the U.S. and the day after in the U.K. and Australia, the “Best Travel Websites” award winner trip agency Zicasso offers an unforgivable trip to the most astonishing and breathtaking "Games Of Thrones" filming scenes including Essaouira City in Morocco.
The "Games Of Thrones" Tour is classified at the "Luxury Tours". Visitors will be fully loaded with an Andalusian energy at the beginning of the tour starting with the Andalusian Capital, Seville, and the two Andalusian Neighbors Osuna and Granada that are believed to have added THE flair it takes to make of the series an artistic exhibition.
Not only Essaouira was a scene for "Games Of Thrones" but also the "Ksar" of "Ait Benhaddou" that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. "Ait Benhaddou" transforms into "Yunkai" and "Essaouira" into "Astapor" which has been a longtime taking scenes for the final three episodes of the series.
Actors of the series were also spotted by paparazzis and fans in the city when they heard that the crew of "Games Of thrones" was filming in Morocco."Emilia Clarke" was seen in the ancient Medina of "Essaouira" while getting ready for her role as Dragon Princess Daenerys Targaryen