Focus on interculturality between Spain and Morocco

After being postponed to 2020 due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the “Faces” cultural program returns as part of the 3rd edition of this event aimed at consolidating cultural ties between Spain and Morocco.

A press release from the Cervantes Institute in Rabat specifies that this event returns to highlight, between October and December 2022, the historical and cultural ties existing between Spain and Morocco and the centuries-old relations of brotherhood between the two countries.

Initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Spain, “Faces” is organized in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Rabat, the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and the network of Institutes Cervantes in Morocco, with the support of the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication of Morocco, the National Foundation of Museums and various Moroccan cultural institutions.

The third edition of “Faces” is intended to be particularly innovative with a program that aims to present the different traditional and modern cultural expressions in Spain, explains the press release, adding that it also includes a series of artistic events including exhibitions, music concerts flamenco and jazz, shows and performing arts workshops, in addition to conferences and literary meetings.

Also planned are artistic events for young people, including workshops for children and conferences for students, as well as folk music festivals, indicates the same source, noting that the various activities planned during this edition “illustrate the interculturality between the ‘Spain and Morocco and the multiple aspects of the common heritage between the two countries and reflect the importance of Spanish-Moroccan cultural cooperation’.

To this end, the public will have an appointment with various artists including the dancer María Pagés (National Dance Prize 2022), the visual artist Nuria Vidal, the designer Manuel Fernández and the photographers Fernando Manso and Nicolas Muller.

It should be noted that the first edition of “Faces”, which coincided with the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the treaty of friendship, good neighborliness and cooperation between the Kingdoms of Spain and Morocco, was organized in 2016 through a series of cultural activities in seven Moroccan cities: Rabat, Marrakech, Tetouan, Casablanca, Fez, Tangier and Agadir.

Similarly, in 2018, the second edition of this biennial was held in twelve cities, namely Agadir, Casablanca, Fez, Kenitra, Larache, Marrakech, Nador, Oujda, Rabat, Salé, Tangier and Tetouan.

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