Spain, guest of honor at the National Festival of Popular Arts

The Spanish group Baiuca will perform on July 4 at 8:30 p.m. at the Royal Theater in Marrakech and on Tuesday July 5 at 8:30 p.m. on the mythical Jamaâ El Fna square during the closing ceremony of the Festival.

Gnaouas, Aïssaoua, Ahwach, Dakka from Marrakech… artistic troupes from different regions of Morocco take over the ocher city until July 5th. They present as part of the 51st National Festival of Popular Arts (FNAP) all the richness of Moroccan cultural heritage. After the opening parade which paraded on July 1st from the Harti garden square to the Badiâ palace, the public will live to the rhythm of eternal songs and music. Place Jamaâ El Fna, the stage of the Royal Theater and Place du Harti will be animated by hundreds of artists representing different cultural disciplines: dance, song, music… All the splendor of traditional costumes, jewelry, musical instruments is displayed light in Marrakech in front of a national and foreign public. For a more beautiful festive atmosphere, the FNAP invites world music to join purely Moroccan rhythms.

Each edition, the festival chooses a country as guest of honor to represent its artists on the Marrakchi stages. For 2022, the FNAP opts for Spain. In this context, the Spanish Embassy in Rabat and the Cervantes Institute in Marrakech are organizing two concerts by the Baiuca group with the support of the Spanish Society of Performing Artists (AIE). These shows are scheduled for Monday July 4 at 8:30 p.m. at the Royal Theater in Marrakech and Tuesday July 5 at 8:30 p.m. on the mythical Jamaâ El Fna square during the closing ceremony of the Festival.

Baiuca is the revelation folk project not only in Spain, but also in the world. The mixture of traditional Galician and contemporary electronic rhythms, in a kind of found footage that redefines the codes of traditional Galician music through an absolutely current, but also futuristic look, has allowed him to give almost 90 concerts in just over a year. He is accompanied live by Adrián Canoura, who projects on several screens and even uses image synthesizers and cameras to record live and intervene in the projection. He is also joined by the prestigious Galician percussionist Xosé Lois Romero and the sisters Andrea and Alejandra Montero, who accompany him singing and dancing live.

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