Ain Leuh hosts the 21st of the Ahidous National Festival

The 21st edition of the National Festival of Ahidous opened on Friday evening in Ain Leuh (province of Ifrane), with a show of songs and music representing this authentic traditional art.

The opening ceremony of this festival, organized under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI by the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication and the Taimat Association for the Arts of the Atlas, was marked by colorful expressions and representations of the art of Ahidous from different regions of the Kingdom.

The festival paid tribute to the artist Atika Kassioui, Said Achroubal, Haddou Betach and Mohamed Ibrahimi, in recognition of their tireless efforts and contributions for the preservation of this intangible heritage.

Having become an unmissable event for lovers of this authentic art, the festival, initiated in collaboration with the province of Ifrane, the Commune of Ain Leuh and the Provincial Council of Ifrance, aims to preserve cultural heritage in its multiple expressions. and events, popularize it, ensure its continuity, pass it on to future generations and support the troops, artists and creators who work to perpetuate its message.

In a statement to MAP and its news channel M24, the regional director of Culture and director of the National Festival of Ahidous, Fouadi Mahdaoui, indicated that this edition devotes a new opening on the art of Ahidous, so as to create an atmosphere of joy and pleasure for enthusiasts of this traditional heritage.

The festival, according to Mr. Mahdaoui, is marked by the participation of a large number of artistic troupes from all regions of the Kingdom and amateurs of this precious heritage, to follow the different components of the program, which combine the spectacle and celebration of the art of Ahidous.

In addition to the shows, the program for the 21st edition includes the organization of a symposium on the theme: “The Art of Ahidous, artistic memory”, with the participation of a group of researchers and specialists in the field.

The organizers ensure that this event, which is spread over three days, aims to create a space for exchanges and meetings between poets, artists and researchers and to highlight the authenticity of Amazigh art and culture.

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