Abidat Rma soon in the world intangible heritage of humanity?

Morocco wants to classify the art of Abidat Rma as a world intangible heritage of humanity, said the regional director of culture Béni Mellal-Khénifra, Azouz Boujamid.

The Ministry of Culture wishes to bring the popular art of Abidat Rma to the world level so that it is registered on the list of intangible heritage of humanity, Boujmid said in a statement to the press, on the sidelines of the 21st edition of the national festival of Abidat Rma (July 1-3).

This operation, he noted, requires colossal efforts on the part of all the stakeholders, and the Department of Culture is working to inventory all the data relating to this ancestral heritage which has made the reputation of several cities of the Kingdom in view of its inclusion in the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO.

Referring to the national festival of Abidat Rma which is held this year in Khouribga, Bejaad and Oued Zem, the regional manager noted that this annual event is part of the efforts made by the Department of Culture to safeguard cultural heritage. intangible.

“For more than 20 years, the Ministry of Culture has organized this event every year with the help of several partners in order to ensure the continuity of the popular art of Abidat Rma and to encourage the rising generations to attend. indulge,” he said.

About forty Abidat Rma troops from different regions of the country participate in this edition which is held under the sign “Abidat Rma, living art and eternal heritage”.


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