Association Racines

And one more edition for the “Etats Généraux de la Culture” in Morocco !

The 3rd edition of "Les Etats Généraux de la culture au Maroc" ended on Saturday 11 November 2018 in Tiznit, by an unforgettable concert of Idir,  the legend of the kabyle music, preceded by Hassan Idbassaid and his guests Aziz Sahmaoui and Karim Ziad, and DJ Serhane.

This year, the "Etats Généraux de la culture au Maroc" was hosted by "Association Tiznit des Cultures Urbaines" within the framework of the 8th edition of its festival Amur'Art, and we thank them very much for their welcome and collaboration.

Beside the Moroccan cultural actors, Racines had the pleasure to receive guests from different countries in Africa (Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tunisia, Egypt, Ethiopia), the Middle-East (Lebanon, Jordan), and Europe (France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Poland, Turkey). The multidisciplinary programme gathered a large and varied audience around high quality speakers, high standard trainers (forum theatre, graffiti, cultural projects management), talented artists (music, photography, storytelling, graffiti) and arts and culture association from Souss Massa region and beyond.

Racines thanks very much all the guests, speakers, artists, trainers, volunteers, regional partners, Souss Massa associations, technicians, interpreters, security agents and all those who contributed to the success of this edition. A big thanks to the cultural venues that hosted us (Kasbah Aghenaj and Khair Eddine Cultural Centre) as well as to the local authorities of the city of Tiznit and the Region, the civil protection and healthcare services. A special thanks to Circostrada network of circus and street arts, to the audience, the participants, the inhabitants of Tiznit, to our media partners and to all the donors who supported us : Norwegian Ministry of foreign affairs and Norway Embassy in Morocco, Open Society Foundations, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Dutch Embassy in Morocco, Gazafric, Ministry of Culture and Communication, Goethe-Institut Morocco, Africalia, Swiss Embassy in Morocco, Oxfam in Morocco, Al Karama des eaux Minérales and Ebertec.

We will keep you posted within the next few weeks, once the publication of the recommendations of this 3rd edition is ready...See you in 2020 for the 4th one !

More infos:

Click here to watch the videos of the 5 days of the event

Facebook page of les EGC

Read the publication "Cultural policies in the regions" (in Arabic and French)

Racines' portal