For the very first time, Moroccans are hearing some new tunes.
According to the organizers of a music festival held in Ramadan, the Moroccan capital Rabat, witnessed the first marriage between Sufi spiritual music and Mozart symphonies. The organizers described it as a message of tolerance for the entire world.
The audience had the opportunity to listen to poems praising the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) performed on western symphonies.
Younes Fakhar who is a Moroccan Musician says: “We have tried to offer a new creation, mixing Mozart classical music and Andalusian music. The main idea was to play classical music on Arabic instruments”.
Reda Benkhaldoun spoke about the ceremony’s organization saying, “It is a form of combination between the Islamic Arab culture and art, and the western classic art. It generates a beautiful scene of dialogue between civilizations where you can enjoy a mix of music genres, and that is in fact, a way of getting better acquainted people”.
According to the organizers, the musical fusion of two different styles from geographically distanced regions, confirms that music is the language of tolerance
The experience of fusing Moroccan and international music is not new, but according to the organizers, the message is stronger time. They want religious music to be combined with international music also known as classical music.
Reda Benkhaldoun spoke about the ceremony’s organization
Younes Fakhar, a Moroccan Musician