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Moroccan Week in Germany: Artistic show showcasing Moroccan cultural heritage

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A diverse artistic show was held Monday night in Berlin as part of Morocco's Week in Germany, to the delight of an audience representing various political, economic and media circles from Morocco, Germany and elsewhere.

Speaking at the opening of the show, the Minister for Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs Anis Birou noted that Moroccan Week in Germany is an opportunity for the Germans to discover the cultural diversity and civilizational brewing of Morocco, through activities divided between lectures, roundtables and artistic and cultural events in Berlin, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf.

The Minister also recalled on this occasion, the role played by the Moroccan community in Germany in establishing bridges of communication between Morocco and Germany, as well as its contribution to the development of both countries.

This show was namely attended by Minister of Culture, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, Morocco's ambassador to Berlin, Omar Zniber, besides a Moroccan parliamentary delegation, was enhanced by the dancing rhythms of the Gnawa art. In addition, opera songs were performed by Moroccan resident opera singer Germany, Hayat Chaoui.

The Reggada troupe of Berkane delivered a remarkable performance, delighting the audience with dances and performances celebrating the folk art of the Northeast Region of Morocco and highlighting the diversity of the Moroccan folklore as an essential component of the culture and heritage of the Kingdom.

The Moroccan caftan, was also honored during the evening, with the holding of a runway show of the latest creations by designer Samira Haddouchi whose style blends tradition and modernity while preserving the Moroccan authenticity.

A documentary on the development experienced by the Morocco in recent years and highlighting its agricultural, economic and touristic potential as well as its rich craft, architecture and gastronomy, was also screened on the sidelines of this show.

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