Thursday, August 24, 2017


The first edition of the International Festival of Opera and Flamenco will take place this Saturday, August 26, at the Ahmed Boukmakh Cultural Center in Tangier, under the theme "Chantons pour la paix"

This cultural event will feature the participation of nationally and internationally renowned artists such as soprano Samira Kadiri, flamenco dancer Alba Fajardo, Spanish poet Pedro Enriquez and Spanish-Moroccan soprano Sara Sae.

The festival, which is part of the celebration of the Youth Day, aims to promote the values ​​of peace, tolerance and peaceful coexistence among peoples, said the director of the festival, Younes Akdira.

The choice of the city of Tangiers for the launching of this initiative is motivated by the place that the "pearl of the North" occupies as a place of cultural interbreeding and coexistence between religions and cultures and a gateway to Africa and Europe.

Soprano Sara Sae says this initiative aims to promote the cultural and civilisational interbreeding between Morocco and Spain and to inculcate in the rising generations the values ​​of love, peace, dialogue, tolerance and acceptance of the other in its difference, noting that this evening comes at a particular moment "where we must get our hands together to fight the spread of hatred, violence and extremism. The theme chosen for this edition is the result of a shared reflection between Spanish researchers, writers and academics, which aims in particular to promote communication bridges and intercultural exchange between the two countries and neighbouring peoples, She said, noting that other evenings will be organised in the next months in other parts of Morocco, including Rabat, Casablanca and Fez, as well as in Spanish cities such as Granada, Cordoba and Barcelona.


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