The Timitar Festival was born in the Souss Massa region to preserve and promote Amazigh culture both nationally and internationally. This year, from July 4 to 7, 2018, nearly forty artists will perform at the Timitar Festival on the stages of the Place Al Amal, the Theatre De Verdure and the Place Al Wahda
Each edition has staged artists from different cultures, languages, musical genres, ages, gender and levels of recognition and for its 15th edition this mix continues .
The Festival promotes the perpetuation of Amazigh culture and will open with the Rways, these groups of Amazigh musicians mixing poetry, song, lute, ribab, bell, drum and sometimes copper cymbalette. They will be represented by Rayss Bizmaouen, Rayss Belmoudden, Rayssa Keltouma, Fatima Tamanart and others. From traditions to modernism, the festival will also present innovative artists such as Imghrane, Hamid Inerzaf, Toudert, Imdoukal and Oudaden.
|The great Cherifa Kersit is not to be missed|
Moroccan folk art will be front and centre with Cheifa Kerzit, Hadda Ouakki, Dounia Batma and Chaabi star Zina Daoudia. The festival will also see and hear the troops Rokba Ahl Essalam of Zagora, Ahidous Izouran of the Middle Atlas, Ahwach Argan Tafraout, Ahwach Tagmout, Ahwach Taskiwin, martial dance of the Western High Atlas of Morocco which is registered on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding by UNESCO.
|Chaabi star Zina Daoudia|
In a more contemporary register, the festival will introduce Aywa, Kasba, Malca and Gabatch Morocco. The diversity of genres means that there are also performances by DJ Kabir Taxi, DJ Missy Ness and DJ Sama.
|DJ Missy Ness |
|Inner Circle's 50th year celebration at Timitar|
Inner Circle, the famous reggae band from Jamaica, will be celebrating theirfiftieth anniversary with its 50 years of performing. Straight from the Middle East, the Lebanese The Wanton Bishops will ignite Agadir, while the 3MA, fresh from the Fez Festival, bringing together the artists Ballaké Sissoko (Mali), Driss El Maloumi (Morocco), and Rajery (Mali), will come to remind us what the musical fusion means .
|3NA - Ballaké Sissoko (Mali), Driss El Maloumi (Morocco), and Rajery (Mali),|
The list of artists is long, but there is more - Timitar Off - with round tables, symposia, conferences that will educate and raise public awareness of the preservation of the art and culture of the Amazigh.See the full programme here: Timitar Festival