The House of Poetry of Marrakech – Morocco, in collaboration with the Department of Culture of Sharjah, is organizing the activities of the fourth session of the Arab Poetry Festival, on November 11-12-13 in Marrakech.
Under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI and in the framework of joint cultural cooperation between the Moroccan Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication and the Department of Culture of the Government of Sharjah, the House of Poetry of Marrakech is organizing the activities of the fourth session of the Arab Poetry Festival, on November 11-12-13, in Marrakech.
The fourth session of the festival pays tribute to poet and researcher Ahmed Belhaj Ait Warham, Hassan poet Khadija Labidi Al-Nahha and Amazigh poet Mohamed Waqrar, for continuing to celebrate Moroccan cultural diversity.
The winners of the competition were also crowned: the best poetry and poetic criticism by young poets, critics and researchers, in its fourth session.
The opening ceremony, on Friday November 11, at 16:30, of which Ikram Al-Azraq presents the media paragraphs, will see the opening of the exhibition Huroofiyat 7/7, with the participation of seven artists in an exhibition that will be organized in seven days, and they are: Muhammad Tiverdin, Abdel Rahim Hamza, Rachid Zizi, Arshakik Lemleih, Abd al-Ilah al-Hilali, Abdallah Bourkaa and Hassan al-Farsawi, while calligrapher and researcher Dr. Muhammad al-Bandawi presents these activities. The opening night will also see, at five in the evening, poetry readings by poets: Abd al-Din Hamroush, Amina Lamrini and Muhammad al-Saber, followed by an artistic concert with the brilliant artist Magda Al-Yahyaoui with the Al- Jilali Amthreed Ensemble for the Art of Malhoun, as well as the illustrious participation of the artist Rachid Zeroual presenting musical scores on Flute machine.
The activities of the second day of the festival will continue on Saturday 12 November, starting at 10:00, at the Cherkaoui Iqbal Amphitheater of the Arabic Language Faculty of Marrakech, with the organization of the festival forum on the theme “Poetry and Questions of Pluralism”, with the participation of critics and researchers: Saeed Al-Awadi, Muntna Maa Al-Ainin, Mubarak Abaazi The frame of the symposium is curated by the poet Murad Al-Qadri, head of the House of Poetry in Morocco. Afterwards, the pioneers of poetry will have an appointment with the second poetry session, within the “Dafaf” section, with the participation of the poets: Mounir Al-Idrisi, Dalila Fakhry, Asmaa Edali Ed Bahi.
Perhaps the choice of the focus of the festival’s symposium, “Poetry and questions of pluralism”, translates this founding will, which has always been present in the program of sessions of the Moroccan Poetry Festival, for cultural diversity, which constitutes the richness and fertilization of the Experience Moroccan poetics, to be a pure and creative horizon and identity for this qualitative cultural initiative.
Furthermore, the choice to think about the future, after the establishment of the House of Poetry in Marrakesh, and through the celebration of the pioneers of Moroccan poetry, its generations, experiences, sensibilities and current events, has thought of cultivating the questions of poetic writing between young poets and among a basic and tributary age group for the future, namely children and adolescents.
The launch of the Best Poem and Poetry Criticism Awards, for young poets, critics and researchers, is nothing more than inspiration for luminous illuminations that aspire to connect the past of Moroccan poetry with its present and future.
The main hall, at the Rawabi Hotel, at four in the afternoon, assists in the organization of a moment of dialogue with Makrami, the fourth session of the Moroccan Poetry Festival: Khadija Labidi Al Naha, Ahmed Belhadj Ait Warham, Mohamed Wakrar, and the journalist and poet Hassan bin Mansour watches over the presentation of this paragraph. The audience of poetry will move to the garden of Arsat Moulay Abdel Salam, at half past six in the evening, where the poetic evenings will continue with the paragraph “The Pulse of the Poem” with the participation of poetesses: Noureddine Zwaitni, Fatiha Morsheed, Hassan Al -Wazzani, Boujemaa Al-Awfi, and the presentation of the poet and journalist Mustafa Gholman, while the trio will be “Dar Machine.” The Oud”, with musical accompaniment.
Within the paragraph “ABC and Choreography”, the artist and poet Al-Saeed Abu Khaled interviews the artist and poet Abdullah Imah, within a fixed paragraph that establishes the depth of the dialogue between poetry and the arts.
The activities of the fourth session of the festival will end on Sunday 13 November, in the Aula magna of the Rawabi Hotel, with the organization of a paragraph “Moroccan Poem” at 10:30, with the participation of the poets: Ismail Ait Idar, Abdelhak Adnan , Al-Salama Hamidi, Umm Al-Eid Adnani, to celebrate the poets from the future, and the poet Badr Haboul presents it, while the artist, Mina Jawawi participates in the musical accompaniment.
At 18:30, the fourth session of the Arab Poetry Festival will conclude its activities in the garden of Arsat Moulay Abdel Salam, with the organization of the “Poetic Visions” section, with the participation of poets: Hassan Laasibi, Mohamed Belmo, Zakia Al -Marmouk, Kamal Akhali and the presentation of poet Maryam Al-Maimouni and artist Wessal Hatem will keep up with Muhammad, Ayat Al-Qadi and Yassin Al-Razi, to illuminate his artistic paragraphs. The paragraph “ABC and music” constitutes the closing ceremony of the festival, where the brilliant artist Nabila Maan and her orchestra, led by artist Tariq Hilal, will perform the closing concert.
A fourth session of the Arab Poetry Festival, here in the city of Marrakech, after the House of Poetry of Marrakech was able to inaugurate cultural and artistic events in Morocco last year, organizing the third session of this festival, which constituted a title of hope, while the house continues today, through this horizon that supports the pioneering of poetry and its values, the role of the poet in the social fabric and within the dialogue of poetry with the arts, as well as the desire of Moroccan poetry to open up to questions of poetry and its central questions, the victory of this open and multiple Moroccan identity.