Oujda Portail: The 5th International Festival of Rai (FIR) will be held from July 21 to 23 in Oujda with a rich and varied programming, under the sign of renewal.
Organized by the Association Oujda Arts under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, this edition will bring to the delight of festival-goers a bunch of stars coming from here and abroad as well as talented young artists confirmed, said the Association President, Mr. Mohamed Mrabet, during a news conference Wednesday in Oujda, to present the steps taken by the festival, the program put together for this year and the ambitions to make a demonstration to radiation International.
“The FIR is no exception to the rule that it is in just five years one of the appointments by the most popular international stars of Rai,” he said, adding that this reputation to take the festival called the famous Cheb Mami will happen to the co? tee diva Samira Bensaid.
“Renewal, openness, sharing and friendliness” are the key words of this fifth edition, said his co? Tee the new festival’s artistic director, Mr. Jahloul Bouchikhi, alias Chico, UNESCO Artist for Peace, Founder the Gipsy Kings and leader of Chico and the Gypsies.
For this fifth anniversary, the association also chose Oujda Art Renewal to delight the senses of thousands of spectators who attend each year in various presentations.
This revival, embodied by the new artistic director, expressed, according to Mr. Mrabet, through a program that is part of “the traditional requirement that the festival needed, while playing the card of a strong openness to the international. ”
Also, the legendary and famous Chico Gypsies, who ignited a thousand scenes around the world, will they go to their new musical project, the Gypsy Rai, an album promotion world.
And for the first time, Latin Groove, a group of Latin American, Salsa married to Oriental music in a merger that is sure to delight young and old alike.
The FIR is also an opportunity given to national artists to the delight of their many fans, while providing seed of talent the opportunity to hatch.
In this sense, the festival is innovating with the launch of the first Academy Rai is a competition which aims to discover future talents of Rai, which will be welcomed to perform on the big stage.
Meanwhile, as every year, the festival is an opportunity to Oujda vibrate through the entire neighborhood events or shows to laugh. Festival-goers will discover the “urban intervention group dance” (GUID) came from the French region of Provence Alpes Co? Your d’Azur.
“By remaining true to its reputation as the festival opened, which promotes the exchange between the region and the rest of Morocco, but also between the Kingdom and abroad, the FIR will continue to meet the expectations of thousands of festival goers and the confidence of its partners, “said Mr. Mohamed Mrabet.
Among the artists invited to this edition should be mentioned, among others, Sami Rai Cheb Mokhtar Berkani, Stati, Bilal, Mohamed Lamine, Najat Atabou, Talbi One, Oujdi Kamal, Rai Orchestra Regragui and Rayna.
Oujda Portal: International Festival of Rai Oujda: the 5th edition of July 21 to 23 under the sign of renewal