Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Jean-Michel Jarre - mega-concert in the Moroccan Sahara.

According to UNESCO the French musician and UNESCO goodwill ambassador, Jean-Michel Jarre will give a mega-concert on December 16 in the Moroccan Sahara. The concert will be aired live on Moroccan TV and via the Internet.

The venue is the southern province of Merzouga and Jarre will be joined by the modern Arab Orchestra of Casablanca, the philharmonic orchestra of Morocco and several soloists.


Why chose the Sahara for such an extraordinary concert? Jean-Michel explains: "Through this concert, we want to sound the alarm and raise awareness on the importance of water, which is getting rarer," said Jean-Michel Jarre, underlining that "if everyone understands how limited are the water resources, how many people do not have access to this resource -and die due to its shortage- and the scale of its dilapidation, we could find the best ways to manage and share these resources."

Jean-Michel JARRE is regarded as one of the pioneers in the electronic music genre. His album “Oxygene” launched in 1976 was a big success worldwide, the song “Oxygene Part IV” becoming one of the best-known pieces of electronic music ever.

He is well-known for staging spectacular outdoor concerts, which feature laser displays and fireworks, and three of which appeared in the Guinness Book of Records for their large audiences, often of several million. In September 1997 Jarre played in Moscow to celebrate the 850th anniversary of the city, with an audience of 3.5 million, Jarre’s 4th record for the biggest concert audience ever.

Xaluca Hotel

The View from Fez Tip: If you want to experience this concert book a room at the amazing Kasbah Xaluca Hotel - we stay there and love it.

Kasbah Xaluca


2 comments: said...

Yhis large hotel is in the town of erfoud- about 1 hour from merzouga and the sand dunes. Hard to appreciate the stars and skys here in the town as compared to staying in a small hotel by the sand dunes.

Jason Whitlock said...

Actually the hotel is well out of town.