In the palm grove of Marrakech, the public has been present at the Atlas Electronic Festival this week. The opening night was marked by a rich mix of contemporary electronic music and Arabic and Berber influences. All set up in a magical place.
With mergers that invite to discovery and exchange, the show started with an unprecedented performance by Jauk Armal, before going on with a musical cocktail interpreted brilliantly by the Houariyates, James Holden and Maâlem Houssam Gania and Tarwa N Tirini, mixing compositions and traditional music with modern and Western rhythms.
Throughout the show, the audience was in total interaction with the artists who delighted the crowd with innovative and creative pieces reflecting the soul of this unmissable event of international electronic music.
Original music, dance, lights, captivating staging, Atlas Electronic has brought together all the ingredients of a successful outdoor party. Atlas Electronic Festival Producer, Réda Kadmiri presents this event.
The big surprise of this edition was the participation of the legend New York, Joaquin “Joe” Claussell. Atlas Electronic is a festival dedicated not only to electro music, but also to traditional music.
Initiated under the sign “Moving Forward”, this 4th edition which unveils a new line-up combining music, talks, debates, creations and workshops, was attended by more than 130 artists representing fifteen countries, half of which are of African origin.
The festival aims to raise awareness every year of the issue of intercultural mobility and wishes to highlight the inequalities in freedom of movement and displacement, and their consequences on the global cultural landscape.
In addition to the musical line-up, “Atlas Electronic” offers a beautiful platform for other forms of art, such as the “Afrorack” project of Ugandan Bamanyan Brian or “Guedra”, a feminine project of traditional dance.