Friday, August 12, 2016

The 9th Women's Voice Festival in Tetouan

The 9th Women's Voice Festival (Voix de Femmes) in Tetouan, runs from the 18th to 20th of August and celebrates the Moroccan female artistic heritage

This year Women's Voice honours two icons, the great diva Naima Samih for her exceptional career in Morocco and Nadia Ayoub, a star on the national and Arabic music scene.

Naima Samih 

Naima Samih was born in 1953 in Derb Sultan, Casablanca, into a Saharawi family of thirteen children. Naima Samih started singing at the age of nine. She has produced some very popular albums including Jrit ou jarit, Latloumounich and Yaka Jerhi.

The festival will be attended by world famous Moroccan singers Latefa Raefat and Dounia Batma, Daoudia as well as local emerging artists, Zineb Oussama, former candidate of the Arabic Star Academy.

Besides the musical side of this festival, social actions are carried out each year with the help of volunteers who have assisted thousands of people since the first festival in 2008.

This year  the "Operation Health for All" will take place on the 19th and 20th of August. The campaign, led by the Moroccan Association for the Protection of Health of Orphans, in collaboration with the Women's Voice Association and volunteer doctors, will benefit nearly 1,500 women, children and elderly people in a precarious situation Tetouan.

Other actions include a lunch for residents of the Prison for Women in Tetouan and actions to improve the living conditions of the residents of Sidi Frij residence for the elderly of Tetouan.

On the artisan side, a market "Over Time" will be held from the 16th to 20th of August to promote local products and local crafts made by women members of cooperatives from the North of Morocco.


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