Asilah Cultural Festival (Festival Culturel d'Asilah)

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Country and Region MoroccoMarrakech - Tensift - Al Haouz
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Marrakech, Marrakech - Tensift - Al Haouz, Morocco
Festival Contact Information

Phone: +212 39 41 70 65, or +212 39 41 83 95
Fax: (+212) 39 41 73 60

Festival Description

A moment of outstanding Arabic culture—In the northern town of Asilah, Moroccan artist Mohammed Melehi and former cultural minister and current Ambassador to the US Mohammed Benaïssa founded the Asilah Cultural Festival in 1978. Working alongside the summer university Al Motamid Ibn Abbad, the festival includes art exhibitions from many of Morocco’s young and innovative artists, as well as seminars with international thinkers, researchers, artists and academics in attendance. Each year’s session employs several themes, including “Europe, America and Islam” and “Cooperation between Arabs and regional Arab organizations.” Colloquia include “Women and the Cinema of the Arab World,” and at the end of each festival the renowned Buland Al Haodari prize for Arab youth is presented.

Festival Dates June 20 - July 15, 2012
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