The fourth Casablanca Arabic Song Festival will be held during the period between March 21-23, where a number of Arab singers will perform concerts in addition to the festival’s official contest.
The London-based Arabic daily al Sharq al Awsat cited a statement issued by the Free Association of Moroccan Musicians, festival organizer, as saying that the festival will honor the Egyptian artist Huda Sultan, Tunisian artist Zuhaira Salem and chief Moroccan musician Bu Baker al Talibi.
Singers from Morocco, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Algeria, Iraq, Tunisia and Palestine will participate in the festival.
The festival’s feature will be performed by Zuhaira Salem and Adnan al Shawashi from Tunisia, A’laa Abdel Khaleq from Egypt, Majd al Qasem from Syria, Omar al Abdullat from Jordan and Raed Mahmoud from Palestine. Also Libabah Bint al Midah from Mauritania, Ghitah Bint Abdel Salam from Morocco, Hamid Shukri, Huda Amna, Jannat Mahid and Ibrahim Barakat will participate in the feature.
The festival’s program will include a conference on the Arabic song documentation and an exhibition for the Arabic song documents.
The festival’s jury is comprised of poets and music composers including Ahmed al Tayyeb La’laj, Abdel A’ti Amna, al ARABI AL Kawakbi and Abdel Hamid bin Ibrahim from Morocco in addition to Mohammed Dia from Egypt, Taleb al Farghouli from Iraq, Yousef al Ayyadi from Jordan and Ali Abbas from Palestine -- Albawaba.com