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FIAF presents World Nomads Morocco Festival – April 30–May 31, 2011

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Are you in New York City this month? Don’t forget to check out this amazing festival.

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI
FIAF presents World Nomads Morocco Festival
April 30–May 31, 2011

FIAF’s annual World Nomads Festival is a New York City destination that celebrates 21st-century transculturalism through the arts while advancing critical thinking and dialogue among cultures. The integrated platform offers opportunities for an exchange of ideas and artistic expression among traditional and contemporary cultures.

The Festival’s fourth edition arrives this May at a historic time to celebrate the many facets of Morocco.

One of the highlights of the Festival will be the Key Note Talk on May 11 with André Azoulay, Royal Advisor to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, and Faouzi Skali, a widely recognized cultural and intellectual figure in Morocco.

Morocco is recognized worldwide for its distinctive and layered cultural identity. The country’s unique geographical location has made it a crossroad for ancient trade routes, and continues to contribute to its importance as a migratory highway for ideas and peoples.

Today’s Morocco shines as a hub of traditional and modern creative expression where ancient cultural practices thrive while innovations are woven into vibrant contemporary artistic forms. The Festival will explore its parallel ancient/modern culture, sustainability, women, and the environment.

The festival is conceived by the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) and organized in partnership with leading Moroccan and U.S. cultural institutions. The Festival is made possible with the generous support of numerous sponsors.

The Festival is curated by Zeyba Rahman, Chief Curator, and Lili Chopra, FIAF’s Artistic Director.

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Written by Jon Cronin

May 11, 2011 at 18:30

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