In the economic metropolis, the cultural return will be colorful on the occasion of the WeCasablanca Festival 2021. The program for this event, which takes place from October 21 to 24, has just been unveiled. It gives pride of place to Moroccan music.
Thus, the stage of the Vélodrome park will see great names of national music parade over four days which will swing between essential classics and modern fusions, like the diversity, creativity and openness to the world registered in Casablanca’s DNA, say the organizers of the festival in a press release.
In addition, the date of the closing of the festivities coincides with the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the launch of the territorial brand WeCasablanca (October 24, 2016). The festival will thus be a flamboyant dialogue between the multiple colors that make up the wide range of national music, enough to bring together all Casablancais, all generations combined in Casablanca but also across the world since the concerts will be broadcast via social networks, continues the same source. Here is the detailed program:
Thursday, October 21, 2021: Stopover in the Andalusian and Malhoune musical universe
For this opening night, the sublime voices of Sanaa Marahati, Marouane Hajji and Abderrahim Souiri will take festival-goers on a journey through the most beautiful poems of Andalusian music and Malhoune, these two essential national cultural heritages.
Friday 22 October 2021: modern Moroccan music in the spotlight
Gathered in an artist residency, three exceptional talents, Fatim Zahra Laaroussi, Lamiaa Zaidi and Mohcine Salahedine, have perfected a unique show that revisits great classics of modern Moroccan song, borrowing the most famous hits from artists who are in the memories of all Casablancais such as Ghita Benabdeslam, Mahmoud El Idrissi or Mohamed El Hayani.
Saturday 23 October 2021: Celebration of Aïta
A group of Musicians from different backgrounds, Rock classical music or Chaabi, will accompany Souad Hassan and Khalid Bouazaoui for the “Aïta Project”, under the artistic direction of Abdellah Cherradi and Youssef Grirane, for an evening to explore the Chaabi heritage with talent and creativity. The closing concert will be hosted by Nacim Haddad.
Sunday October 24: Revelation of the most beautiful voices of tomorrow
It is an exceptional field which awaits the spectators on October 24, that of the final of the 3rd edition of “Stud Live”. Wishing to highlight the talent of Moroccan youth, WeCasablanca Festival has decided to close its 2021 edition by bringing together on stage the finalists of “Stud Live”, this artistic digital platform which brought together, during this edition, more than 900 candidates from 10 cities of Morocco. Thanks to this competition, the best talents benefit from professional coaching and audio-video recording, a precious help in presenting themselves to the media afterwards, conclude the organizers.