Meknes- The 4th edition of the National Festival of Ahouach Art will take place from August 10 to 12.The festival aims at preserving Ahouach art as an immortalized heritage that reflects the region’s culture and fosters the development of Ouarzazate.The festival will include a conference which will operate under the theme of “immaterial heritage in Morocco and Ahouach as a Model”. The festival will also be hosting a series of theater productions, art exhibitions, and musical performances of folkloric troops from the region. Also, more than 250 artists from well-known bands across the Kingdom will be performing. Bands include “Tamnoukalt from Zagora,” “Ahouach Awaz Awaz from Taroudanet,” “Afouss Ghoufouss from Guelmim,” Ahouach Ahoudjin from Azilal,” “Ahouach Adelssan and Ahouach Ounebla” from Ouarzazate which will also take part in illuminating the magnificence of the culture in the region. There will be also poetry and entertaining activities for children.Ahouach is a type of folkloric music which is to be played to a dance from southern of Morocco, and performed by men and women who play drums and sing in Tamazight.Ouarzazate also known as the Moroccan Hollywood, is a city in the southeast of Morocco and is a popular destination for international filmmakers.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission
Rabat – On the occasion of Eid Al Fitr, HM King Mohammed VI granted his pardon to 755 people sentenced by the different Moroccan courts, said a statement by the Justice ministry.The detained beneficiaries of the pardon are 576 and are divided into:– 01 inmate who benefited from pardon over his remaining prison term. – 554 prisoners who had their prison terms reduced.– Sentences for 02 convicts were commuted from death penalty to life imprisonment.– 19 inmates who had their prison sentences commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.The free beneficiaries of the pardon are 179 and are divided into:– 48 prisoners who benefited from pardon over their remaining prison terms.– 05 inmates who benefited from pardon over their imprisonment terms while their fines were maintained.– 06 inmates who benefited from pardon over their prison terms and fines as well.– 120 prisoners had their fines annulled.On this happy occasion, HM the King has granted his pardon to 11 of those convicted in cases of extremism and terrorism who participated in the third edition of the “Reconciliation” program (Musalaha), which responds to the requests for pardon that these detainees submit to HM the king after officially announcing their rejection of all forms of extremism and terrorism, and their firm commitment to the supreme values and sacredness of the Nation and national institutions.The beneficiaries of this royal initiative are divided into:– 08 inmates who benefited from pardon over their remaining prison terms.– 01 inmate who had his prison sentence commuted from life imprisonment to fixed prison terms.– 02 prisoners who had their prison terms reduced.Furthermore, and in consideration of the family and human circumstances of the persons sentenced in connection with the events in the Al Hoceima and Jerada regions, and in fulfillment of the Royal will on all occasions, HM the King granted his royal pardon to several convicted persons who did not commit crimes and serious acts during these events, the number of whom is 107 and are divided into:-60 prisoners who were pardoned as part of the Al Hoceima region events.-47 inmates who were pardoned as part of the Jerada region events.
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