Rabat, June 28th 2018: After a week of memorable concerts and shared emotions, Mawazine has offered, for its seventh day, an exceptional evening with the presence of a key figure in the rock scene since the 1990s: the group Texas. The Glasgow-based band has performed for over an hour and a half presenting all of the big hits that have been legendary since their inception, from the hit I Don’t Want to Lover, which sold over 2 million copies, to the single Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy. The hits of their latest album, Jump on Board, released in April 2017, were also on the program of a superb performance that electrified the crowd!
At the Mohammed V National Theater, it is a real tribute to Moroccan music that was given by the great Majida El Roumi, who sang the famous song Ya Bent Bladi in front of a conquered public! The Lebanese soprano, an icon of Arabic music, has sung her finest songs by advocating peace, rebirth and union.
Another mythical voice of the Arab world, faithful to Mawazine, the beautiful Nancy Ajram, literally charmed the audience! Figure of pop, the singer with two million albums sold, has proved her immense talent. Just like the Tangier native Amine Temri, aka Aminux, one of the most followed Moroccan artists on YouTube with tens of millions of views! Winner of the 2015 Morocco Music Awards in the “pop” category, the artist, who has already performed at Mawazine in 2016, delivered an unforgettable performance on the Nahda stage!
Moroccan music was also featured on the Salé stage, where festivalgoers had a rendez-vous with a trio of iconic artists from the new generation: DJ Hamida gave a spectacular show, while two emblems of national rap, H-Kayne and Muslim, brought a breath of fresh air with music and lyrics that won the hearts of the crowd!
At Bouregreg, it is one of the oldest African groups that has marked the spirits! The Poly-Rythmo orchestra, created more than fifty years ago, gave a unique performance: a mix of influences from traditional music from Benin, soul and American funk, Nigerian Afrobeat , Congolese rumba, Ghanaian high-life and Afro-Cuban rhythms … A cocktail of music that has thrilled the audience!
A little earlier, the site of the Chellah has honored Sepideh Raissadat: incarnation of new singers of Persian classical music and virtuoso of Sétâr, the long-handled Iranian lute. The artist made a strong impression!
For this seventh day, Mawazine continued to be present on the streets of Rabat showcasing Moroccan troops: Colokolo, dedicated to the arts of the circus with a dozen acrobats, jugglers, fire eaters and musicians, as well as the Gnawa Art Lux troop, used to participating in many festivals in Morocco and abroad to present Gnaoua music shows with dance, saxophone and percussions.