Jazzablanca outside the walls: The BMCI Stage is back!

Jazzablanca outside the walls: The BMCI Stage is back!

Offering free concerts at the Place des Nations Unies, the BMCI stage is back with a program combining Amazigh repertoire, Gnawa fusions, oriental melodies and alternative rock. From July 1 to 3, the BMCI stage will host in turn: Moktar Gania, Saad Tiouly, Tasuta N-Imal, Hamid El Kasri, Jubantouja and Fayçal Tadlaoui & Africa Band.

Produced with the support of the BMCI Foundation and co-organized by the Association Jazz au Maroc (JAM), the programming of the BMCI Stage will offer six concerts by national musical groups during the three days of the festival.

Aware of the need to provide Casablancans with a cultural dynamic accessible to all, Jazzablanca Festival has a deep attachment to the BMCI Stage, whose entry is free and free.

Since 2014, the BMCI Stage has accompanied the festival edition after edition, and strives to offer a diversified and demanding program. This year, it is notably composed of Moroccan talents, for whom fusion and originality are the watchwords.

Between Amazigh, Gnaoui, blues and alternative rock, these artists and musicians each revisit our rich musical heritage in their own way and promise exceptional performances.

Friday, July 1, the evening will be placed under the sign Gnaoui. The maâlem Moktar Gania will open the ball with gnawa groove rhythms and oriental melodies, presenting his first album “Gnawa Soul”, just released in 2022. He will be followed by the young Saad Tiouly, follower of the guembri and passionate about the gnawi heritage. , which in a similar vein, will present its latest singles.

The evening of Saturday July 2 will begin with a tribute to Amazigh heritage with the concert of the group Tasuta N-Imal. In particular, they will perform their single “Fadma”, as well as a register that is halfway between song and poem, combining tones of blues and rock.

Subsequently, Hamid El Kasri, renowned maâlem and follower of surprising fusions, will take up the torch by performing his latest album “Roots & Plugged”.

For its last evening, Sunday July 3, the Place des Nations Unies will host the Jubantouja group, led by the talented Ayoub Nabil. They will present their first album “Izda Mimoun”, entirely composed in Amazigh, and which mixes the repertoire of alternative rock and indie folk, based on solid influences from the songs of the Rwayes and the Ahwachs.

Then it’s time for Faïçal Tadlaoui & Africa Band who will ensure the closing of these three days by making the BMCI stage vibrate to the rhythm of the greatest rock classics of the 80s and 90s. The unique show of this collective of seven musicians will be divided into two parts : the first dedicated to an anthology of covers ranging from Dire Straits to Gary Moore, Dream Theater and Joe Satriani, and the second to the project “Moroccan Tribute to Pink Floyd”, which made the success of the group in 2018.


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