Rabat, Wednesday, April 10th, 2019: Placed under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World will take place from the 21st to the 29th of June 2019! Ranked second among the biggest musical events on the planet, this event remains faithful to previous editions, offering an ever more eclectic, transgenerational and free programming to 90% of festival-goers.
As every year, the opening weekend will give the opportunity to a spectacular musical agenda that will delight a diversity of audiences by offering exceptional shows and collaborations.
The Maroc Cultures Association is pleased to announce the arrival of the phenomenon of Spanish music Rosalía, and the undisputed star of reggaeton J Balvin on the occasion of Music day and the opening of the OLM stage Souissi on Friday, June 21st. Saturday, June 22nd will see the presence of the unique rap artist Lartiste as well as the most prolific DJ of our century David Guetta!
Originated from Flamenco, Rosalía is considered the Spanish icon for mixing genres. At only 25 years old and after a first collaboration with the great figure of trap C. Tangana, the young singer remains attached to her flamenco roots while adding more urban sounds. Her titles “Malamente” and “Pienso en mira” embody this desire to transcend the stylistic and geographical borders of Spain, while keeping a deeply Latin imprint. After 5 Grammy Latinos nominations, she will play the first part on the stage of OLM Souissi on Friday, June 21st, 2019!
Colombian singer and prodigy of Latin music and mix of styles, J Balvin began his career in Colombia. After numerous collaborations with international stars, he continues to diversify the styles while maintaining a musicality with the rhythms of reggaeton and Latin music.
After conquering Europe and America, J Balvin is now looking towards the African continent, and will perform on the stage of OLM Souissi on Friday, June 21st, 2019, in the second part of the opening concert!
Lartiste is a singer-songwriter born in Morocco. His style is between rap, RnB, raï and dancehall, which allows him to offer an ever more original and innovative music. After 3 albums and many collaborations often ranked “best hits of the summer”, Lartiste will perform in the first part of the evening on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 on the stage of OLM Souissi.
After 7 albums and more than 15 years of career, David Guetta will be on the stage of the OLM Souissi in the second half of the evening. Superstar of electronic music and first producer of house in France, the Jet Set’s favorite DJ collaborated with the greatest figures of current music such as: Joaquim Garraud, Kelly Rolland, and more recently Nicki Minaj. After winning countless prizes at the NRJ Music Awards and making the official anthem of the Euro 2016 Football Championship with Zara Larsson, his 7th album brings together new collaborations that are always so rhythmic, especially with Sia, Justin Bieber, J Balvin and Bebe Rexha.
Unique flows and eclectic rhythms will be resonate on 21st and 22nd of June 2019, to celebrate Music Day and to offer a very rhythmic weekend for the 18th edition of the Mawazine Festival – Rhythms of the World!