Sunday, June 02, 2013

Cheb Khaled and Majida Al Roumi to Star at Timitar Festival

Lebanese diva Majida Al Roumi to perform at Morocco's Timitar Music Festival later this month

While Morocco prepares for the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music music (June 7 - 15),  fans will be pleased to note that in Morocco the music keeps on coming. 

According to the entertainment pages of AlBawaba, Lebanese diva Majida Al Roumi is going to be one of the stars at the 10th Timitar Festival in Agadir, June 26-29. 

Algerian Rai singer Cheb Khaled will also take the stage after singing on Arab Idol last weekend, and Maghreb home girl singer, Latifa Rafat, will be there too along with a number of other Moroccan singers that are to be announced by festival organisers.

Majida Al Roumi

According to, the festival in the past has featured some of the hottest names in the region’s music industry like Lebanese singer Najwa Karam, Iraqi singer Kadem El Saher, and another Moroccan native Samira Saed.

Whether Majida will blow her festival predecessors out of the water remains to be seen, but the singer is sure to make a splash at the very least.

Timitar 2013 in Agadir has the theme "Signs and Culture" and organisers expect tens of thousands of festival-goers to visit the main performance areas: Place Al Amal (Sahat Al amal) Place Bijawane and the Municipal Theatre outdoors.

Timitar Festival Website: TIMITAR

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Anonymous said...

If you can't provide solutions to serious problems, like employment, then you do as in ancient Rome: Give them entertainment. In ancient Rome, it was the circus games, in Morocco it's these festivals. And when the festivals are over, it's soccer. And when the soccer season is over, it's something else.

Driss said...

Ouch! What a cynical person. I feel sorry for them that they obviously do not enjoy music. Maybe it is not just "bread and circuses" - maybe we can have both. Also the arts (including festivals) are great ways to employ people. Merci.