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Old 06-19-2004, 11:59 AM
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is good from rachid speak about children rights,he is lawyer he know what he is talking about
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Old 06-19-2004, 12:07 PM
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HRH Prince Moulay Rachid celebrates 34th birthday



RABAT, June 19 - The Royal Family and the Moroccan people are celebrating on Sunday 20, the 34th birthday of HRH prince Moulay Rachid, younger brother of HM king Mohammed VI.

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid was born in Rabat on 20 June 1970. since an early age, he has been interested in cultural, social and sports activities. He is president of the National Federation of Moroccan Scouts (FNSM) and other sports associations.

HRH the prince is also active at the international level. This year, he presided the Moroccan delegation that went to Zurich to present Morocco’s bid for the World Cup 2010.

Besides, he represented Morocco in the “state funeral” organized in Spain after the bloody terrorist attacks that killed 190 people in Madrid and left hundreds of injured.

Early this month, HRH the Prince represented king Mohammed VI in the funeral of US former president Ronald Reagon.
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Old 06-22-2004, 06:56 AM
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HRH Prince Moulay Rachid meets Portuguese navy chief of staff



RABAT, June 21 - HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, brother of HM king Mohammed VI, met here Monday chief of staff of the Portuguese navy, Vidal Abreu, currently on a visit to Morocco.



The Portuguese officer was accompanied during the meeting by Portugal’s ambassador to Rabat, Jose Manuel De Carvalho Lameiras, and defense attaché, Carlos F.G Branco.
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:00 AM
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His Highness seems to be a hard working royal who dosen't want to let his country and big brother down but he is a man too. It must be hard when he visits Western countries to have (inapropriate) women throwing themselves at him and even the nicest hotels have models/actresses/singers/prostitutes hanging out in the lobby. I'm sure we would have heard about it by now, but he dosen't seem to be the type to "import " Playboy bunnines and centerfolds, beauty pagent winners to hang out in his palaces to erhm "amuse" him and his friends, like some of the Saudi's and Prince Jefri of Brunei.
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Old 06-25-2004, 10:24 AM
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Gnaoua, world music festival kicks off in Essaouira



ESSAOUIRA (South of Rabat) June 25 - The 7th edition of the Gnaoua and World Music Festival was opened, here Thursday, by HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, (brother of HM King Mohammed VI of Morocco).

The festival, to last until June 27, is attended by several Moroccan and international artists including eminent Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and
Joe Zawinul, founder of the famous group Weather Report.

Essaouira festival is currently one of the most important cultural rendezvous both at the national and international levels, said Culture Minister, Mohamed Al Achaari, in a speech he read out on this occasion.

He added that the festival helped develop the city of Essaouira and preserve its heritage in such a way as it has become a heritage of humanity.

According to organizers, since its inception in 1998 the festival of Essaouira has become a major cultural event as evidenced by the increasing number of spectators which rose from 20,000 in 1998, to 200,000 last year. The festival has also drawn over 10,000 visitors from abroad.

The festival provides a platform for exchanges and a meeting point of music and dialogue between foreign artists and the mystical musicians of the Atlantic city of Essaouira. In this extraordinary melting-pot of musical fusion the master Gnawa invite players of jazz, pop, rock and contemporary World music to explore new avenues.

Gnawa are the descendents of slaves originating from Black Africa who established brotherhoods throughout Morocco. They are made up of master musicians (maâlem), metal castanet players, clairvoyants, mediums and their followers. They are at the same time musicians, initiators and healers, blending African and Arabo-Berber customs. Despite being Muslims, the Gnawa base their ritual on djinn (spirits) straight from the African cult of possession.
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Old 06-25-2004, 07:09 PM
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TIME Global Adviser | Curtain Raiser
Good Vibrations
The Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival
BY LIAM FITZPATRICK



Monday, May. 24, 2004

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Located on Morocco's Atlantic coast, the port of Essaouira was for many years a well-kept secret of 20th century bohemia. Rock stars Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix have wandered its 300-year-old streets, joining a steady stream of beats and backpackers who, in some cases, were drawn as much by the local kef as by Essaouira's cultural mélange of European, Berber and African influences.

Now it seems the rest of the world has finally caught up, at least if the Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival (June 24-27) is anything to go by. The five-year-old event is an impressive three-day program attracting upwards of 200,000 spectators. At its heart is the trance-inducing music of the Gnaoua, spiritual brotherhoods formed in Morocco by the descendants of slaves. These traditional musicians are joined onstage by guest stars from the worlds of rock and jazz—this year's lineup includes Cuban pianist Omar Soza and U.S. jazz legend Joe Zawinul. And the best part? All performances on the festival's five outdoor stages are free. Log onto festival-gnaoua.co.ma for more details.
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:42 PM
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Gnawa festival drained up to 400,000 people, ‘great success’, Organizers

ESSAOUIRA (South of Rabat) June 28 - The 7th edition of the Gnaoua and World Music Festival wound up, here Sunday, after draining a record attendance of up to 400,000 people, according to organizers who deemed this year’s edition “ a great success”.

The festival that kicked off June 24 featured several Moroccan and international artists including eminent Cuban pianist Omar Sosa, and Joe Zawinul, founder of the famous group Weather Report.

Essaouira festival is currently one of the most important cultural rendezvous both at the national and international levels, as it helped develop the city of Essaouira and preserve its heritage in such a way as it has become a heritage of humanity.

According to organizers, since its inception in 1998 the festival of Essaouira has become a major cultural event as evidenced by the increasing number of spectators which rose from 20,000 in 1998, to 200,000 in 2003 and up to 400,000 this year. The festival has also drawn over 10,000 visitors from abroad.

The festival provides a platform for exchanges and a meeting point of music and dialogue between foreign artists and the mystical musicians of the Atlantic city of Essaouira. In this extraordinary melting-pot of musical fusion the master Gnawa invite players of jazz, pop, rock and contemporary World music to explore new avenues.

Gnawa are the descendents of slaves originating from Black Africa who established brotherhoods throughout Morocco. They are made up of master musicians (maâlem), metal castanet players, clairvoyants, mediums and their followers. They are at the same time musicians, initiators and healers, blending African and Arabo-Berber customs. Despite being Muslims, the Gnawa base their ritual on djinn (spirits) straight from the African cult of possession.

The most spectacular and important ceremony is the Lila, whose function is essentially therapeutic.

i'm sure if rachid would't suppor Gnawa festival it would'n be great success
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Old 07-03-2004, 09:33 AM
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:flower: :grrr: i think the italian suit would be perfect for sush a great personality of prince moulay rachid the italian fashion is a great fashion in the world and fit for gentleman.
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:25 AM
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he look good in his suits. i like black with red tie :flower:
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Old 07-05-2004, 08:59 PM
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i think it's dark blue suit
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:04 PM
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Moroccans added other world festival to the enrichment of this magnificent country. Very well.
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Old 07-09-2004, 08:29 PM
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HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chairs the ceremony

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chaired Wednesday evening, the opening ceremony of the festival of Agadir "Signs and Culture-Timitar", organized by the Council of the Area Souss-Massed-Draâ from the 7 to July 11. To his arrival in Place Al Amal, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid reviewed a detachment of the Auxiliary Forces, which returned the honors, before being greeted by MISTERS Mohamed Achaâri, Minister for the Culture and Mrs. Fathia Bennis, General manager of the Moroccan National office of Tourism (ONMT).

HRH Prince Moulay Rachid was also greeted by Wali of the Area Souss-Massed-Draâ and governor of the Prefecture of Agadir Ida-Outanane, Mr. Mohamed Ali Ghannam and the President of the Council of the Area, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, as by the Commander Délégué of the Place of Weapons, Colonel Major Mohamed Boudla, the President of the Urban District of Agadir, Mr. Tarik Kabbaj and the Director of the Festival, Mr. Jalal El Bernoussi.

In a short opening speech of the festival, the Minister for the Culture, Mr. Mohamed Achaâri expressed his gratitude with HRH Prince Moulay Rachid to have honoured with his presence the opening of this new cultural space, which testifies eloquently to the high solicitude whose HM King Mohammed VI surrounds the cultural life in the cities and villages of Morocco.

The minister indicated that the choice of the set of themes of the festival of Agadir "Signs and culture" indicates the artistic and literary richness inheritance amazigh and conveys a message for the rehabilitation of this strong expression in façonnement of our identity, stressing that the symbols and the signs in the culture amazighe, are not solely of visual form, but a system of values glorifiant the ground, nature and the Man.

Mr. Achaâri indicated within this framework that the amazighity to Morocco, does not constitute a call with insulation and renfermement on oneself, but a call with the opening, the widening of the horizons and enrichment.

Mr. Achaâri estimated that diversity and the free expression, constitute the only way for the reinforcement of our unit, the construction and the safeguarding of our cultural identity.

The birth of the festival of Agadir as an event testifies to the will of the city to develop its tourist product, which is dissociated by its natural specificities, cultural, and by the same one it registers in its project the promotion of the culture like lever of development, concluded Mr. Achaâri.

Thereafter, the public was invited to the first concert programmed for this evening of opening, which will be animated by the singer kabyle Idir, who will be followed by the group soussi Izenzaren Iggut Abdelhadi.

For this evening of opening, the public will be with go to the open-air theatre of Agadir with Batoul Al Maroui de Laâyoune, Nahawa Doumbia (Mali) and Rayssa Fatima Tabaamrant (souss), at the moment when the stage Bijaouane (22h30) will accomodate the brothers Akkaf (Reduction), Inerzaf (Souss) and the Spanish group Ojos de Brujo.

The Festival of Agadir "Signs and Culture: Timitar "will see the participation of 37 groups of which a score of Morocco mainly of the troops amazighes and the remainder coming from Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, the United States, France, Brazil, Burundi, Japan, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Pakistan, the Dominican Republic, Romania, Jamaica, Hungary and Senegal.


In addition to the musical evenings programmed for this festival, other activities and events cultural and economic will take place in margin of this great event, in particular an exposure of products of craft industry under the topic: "the artisanal company with the service of the regional development".
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Old 07-10-2004, 08:09 AM
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Thanks. Is Agadir place where earthquake happened?
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Old 07-12-2004, 02:55 PM
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festival of Agadir is already become world festival and is not stoping to making headlines. as i said any publisity is good publisity. it must be difficult decision for mulay Rachid to chaired the festival, some protesters probabli wanted to stop the festival. mulay Rachid showed his leadership and while accepting the protesters he himself chaired ceremony and festival went on. this woudn'Tbe possible in other muslim country protesters woud be taken a way. :flower:

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Old 07-13-2004, 03:44 AM
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The first edition of the festival of Agadir Signs and Culture Timitar was held this week and henceforth, it will be necessary to count with, varied programming and clear concept predicts it. The Gadirises, as for them, overtly claimed, the time of a festival, their Berber identity.


Agadir doesn't look like anything. City sterilized and without soul. Touristic says one, overgrown by blue-eyed blonds in rainbow bermudas and brunettes in topless that come to look there for the sun and the sea, the hotels three stars and the train that make the tour of the city for a handful of euros. Agadir is a club of vacations gigantic and the Gadirises of the permanent GO that present in the restaurants a card in French - German, nearly exclusively.

It is that Agadir. Of the deafening musics at all hour of the day, of the Germans in pubs, of the aquagym in the swimming pools, of the bazaars traps to tourists, and of the taxi front the hotels that don't take the non blonds with blue-eyes.
But Agadir doesn't complain. its “Fram” tourism is sufficient to its. The Gadirises are not unhappy people. Well on the contrary. Pleasant, sociable, cordial… as one can be it when one is from the south. Nothing false in all itflavorless nor of commercial. It is like that they are, it is all.
So is Agadir. A post card a few flavorless… And the Timitar festival, signs and culture was.
As all event that respects itself, Timitar opens up on a press conference. A good thermometer in general: immediately, everybody understands it, the Region of Agadir and its president Aziz Akhennouch didn't make in the half measure. Akhennouch presides and thank his sponsors, a packet, of which Afriquia of which he is the big boss. Henceforth, he will be in Agadir what Azoulay is in Essaouira. Soussi rolling the r like a fassi, Akhennouch speaks of this first edition of Timitar signs and culture, like a festival where the Berber culture receives the culture of the world. He speaks of Agadir " this city that one knows rightly for its beautiful beaches " and the necessity to promote its Berber culture. Militating to berbériste Aziz Akhennouch? Business man first. He speaks numbers because one asks him: the budget of this first edition turns around 8 millions dirhams, of which 5 given by the Region. The wali and the mayor of the city are there and thank his president, " thanks to which this festival is born and will participate in the development economic of the city ". An absence yet, the one of Hassan Aourid, president of Timitar (sign in Berber, retranscribes in tifinagh on the poster). The man of the Palace is at the United States with the king. To the conference, that speaks economy, many. It's a good thing the artistic director of the festival, Brahim el Mazned " the friend of the artists " is there to come from it to the essential: the programming. Agadir made strong altogether. Local stars of the Berber song, drums of Tokyo, Marcel Khalifa, Randy Weston, musicians of Spain, of Burundi, of Pakistan, etc will occur from in the evening same on three scenes of the city: the place Al Amal ready to welcome 15000 people, the municipal theater and Bijaouane. The access instead is free, and the Gadirises are waited there, in mass.
And the Gadirises will answer the call: " it is normal, will say this young woman present to the concert of opening, we don't have anything in Agadir to part the sun and the sea. There nearly are not any cultural activities and this kind of event is a godsend, we are proud " of it. TO 20h, the crowd is compact. A problem yet, the site of the production department and lights are bad chosen they hides a good part of the stage to the public and the stage of the official doesn't arrange anything. One waits for the prince moulay Rachid to open the festival… The Gadirises are surprisingly patient and police's strengths present are nearly useless. Elsewhere, in the wings, the emotion is already there. Two symbols of the amazighity in Maghreb meet: Idir and Abdelhadi Igguts of the Izenzarens, that had not met again since the years 70 throw

themselves in the arms one of the other: " The last time, it was in Paris. We occurred on the same stage ", tell Abdelhadi between two bursts to laugh. The man is difficult to land. A few wild, a scraped little quick. Here, the only evocation of his first name causes moult histories: " it is the only man on Earth that refused to be rich ", two years ago, he had to play in full air Agadir. He could not finish the first piece even. His fans threw themselves on him, once, two times, three times, and he left. He didn't give a concert ", " Abdelhadi chose to live far from the cities. He lives in an underground cave on a desolate beach, with as only mate his banjo ". Abdelhadi, living legend…
The prince finally arrives and Idir can go up on stage. Of straightaway, he throws to the crowd a common “azul " (the Berber salute). The public chants his name and claim “A VAVA INOUVA”: " here, Idir is adulated by the intellectual soussie elite ", explain a Gadiri. Yet, the young, on the place Al Amal, know its texts by heart and Idir takes them to overfly the plains and the mountains of the Kabylie. Idir the storyteller tells the Berber Kabylie and the Gadirises answer him in chorus: I - MA- ZI - GHEN, I - MA - ZI - GHEN… waving flags engraved of the Amazigh sign (free man in Berber). The official are facing the stage and turn the back to the public. Seated, impassive to the identity demands of the young Gadirises. who shout and repeat their message, overtly: " Tamazight national language, it will be official "!. The polices don't react. Too fear to create an incident. High and strong, Agadir asks for its amazighity. The prince Moulay Rachid won't remain anymore of one half-hour: " he was not happy of what he heard ", one has commented here and there.
Then, the Izenzarens go up on stage. The public becomes madman, chant the first name of the leader of the group, raise the arms and exhibit three fingers: Akal, Awal, Afgal. Earth, Speech and identity, other symbol amazigh,: " Abdelhadi is an idol for us. He sings the identity amazighe, the liberty and the dignity of the Berber " man, specify this militant in an association that militates for the recognition of the Berber culture. Abdelhadi Iggut, the Idir of the souss, starts “Immi Hanna Kaf rabbi”. The public makes him echo…
Elsewhere, to the municipal theater, the steps are empty. Outside, some whole families wait. The 50 dhs that the ticket of entry costs for the concert of Batoul the sahraouie, Nahawa Doumbia the malienne and Rayssa Tabaâmrant the local star discourages them. Yet, some minutes after the beginning of the spectacle, the doors open up and at the last minute, the exemption from payment is generalized at the three stages. The theater of greenery and farther the Bijouanes stage are attacked by hundreds of fans of Rayssa Tamâamrant and Inerzaf. The festival, to its first edition and on its first day is a real success. Master's stroke. The one to make Agadir recover its soul. Definitely amazighe. -
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President of Gabon in Morocco for a private visit



RABAT, July 13 - Hadj Omar Bongo of Gabon arrived, here Tuesday, on a private visit to Morocco.

The Gabonese president was received upon arrival to Rabat-Salé airport by HRH prince Moulay Rachid, younger brother of HM king Mohammed VI.

The Moroccan and Gabonese leaders met last month in Gabon part of a 5-nation tour of HM King Mohammed VI in Africa, that also included Senegal, Niger, Benin and Cameroon.

The two heads of state discussed during the visit bilateral, regional and international issues. They also called on the international community to increase its involvement in African countries’ efforts to preserve peace and stability in the African continent.
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festival of Agadir is already become world festival and is not stoping to making headlines. as i said any publisity is good publisity. it must be difficult decision for mulay Rachid to chaired the festival, some protesters probabli wanted to stop the festival. mulay Rachid showed his leadership and while accepting the protesters he himself chaired ceremony and festival went on. this woudn'Tbe possible in other muslim country protesters woud be taken a way. :flower:

http://www.telquel-online.com/135/sujet3.shtml
i don't want something happed to Rachid he shoudl be more careful. is king OK? why Rachid receive president? :flower:
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Ulika, moulay Rachid wasn’t in any dangerous. Telquel is Moroccan’s gossip news provider. They have the tendency to overblown.
Morocco is being modernized in many ways. Building democracy means to have gossip newspapers and magazines. It’s freedom of speech it’s democracy.
It’s up to our own intelligence to recognize true from false.
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Old 07-16-2004, 06:55 PM
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Moulay Rachid is very handsome and he’s very fashionable. He knows how to dress accordingly to the occasion. His last suit with baby blue tie took my breath away. The combination suits him very well. :flower:
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Kénitra, 14/07/04 - On HM King Mohammed VI instructions, supreme Head and Head of general Staff of the Royal army Forces, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid chaired Wednesday at the Royal College of Military Teaching Higher in Kénitra the ceremony of the 4th promotion of the officers of the higher course in defense and the 38-2nd promotion of the course of Staff.


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