Comedians, singers, choreographers, producers and dancers from all over Africa celebrated, Saturday evening at the Mohammed V National Theater in Rabat, the diversity and artistic richness of the continent, as part of the 8th edition of the festival. MOCA.
The Ivorian comedians Malam Adamo, Tunisian Samia Orosemane, Franco-Congolese Jean-Claude Muaka, Moroccan Rachid Rafik and Franco-Senegalese Waly Dia, thus gratified the festival-goers, from all generations and from various backgrounds, with hilarious shows, all in a festive and good-natured atmosphere.
The actors, each with their particular style, their personal touch, their gestures and their valves, presented with a perfect cadence new sketches imbued with everyday scenes and everyone’s reality.
To the ovations and applause of a delighted audience, Nigerian singer 1Da Banton and Moroccan Hatim Ammor also performed on stage, delivering incredible performances that left no one indifferent.
The festival-goers were enchanted, for one evening, by the overflowing and communicating energy, the singular voice and the incredible talent of the artists, dancing to the rhythms of their hit songs and humming their lyrics.
Other artists also took part in this evening and presented an extraordinary and unique artistic performance that they concocted together during the last few days during the various workshops of the MOCA festival, highlighting the different artistic practices acquired.
“The MOCA festival, in which I am participating for the first time, is a great experience which allowed me to attend several workshops and to exchange with several artists from different African countries”, indicated the singer Hatim Ammor, in a statement to MAP.
“Thanks to this unique event, I discovered the different aspects of African song and art that I greatly appreciated”, he said, expressing at the same time his pride in “representing Morocco in this event, especially since the MOCA festival is held as part of the celebrations of Rabat, capital of African culture”.
For his part, the comedian Waly Dia, who is performing for the first time in Rabat, declared that “it feels good to see Africa united around cultural projects and to be able to meet new artists”, calling, in in this sense, to “sustain this type of initiative”.
Organized from May 18 to 21 in Rabat, the 8th edition of the MOCA festival is held under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, in partnership with United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA), the Ministry of Youth, of Culture and Communication, the city of Rabat as well as the Federation of Cultural and Creative Industries of the General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM), the Hiba and Al Mada Foundations, and with the support of the National Museums Foundation .