International

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Marmoucha Foundation

The Marmoucha Foundation develops, produces, organizes and promotes music and theatre performances showcasing the cultural riches of North Africa and the Middle East. Since 2002, Marmoucha has been active as a pioneer in podium arts from North Africa and the Middle East.
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Mission & Vision

Mission:

Marmoucha Orchestra develops and performs orchestral non-Western music from the MENA and Mediterranean regions at the highest level, reaching a broad audience in the Netherlands and aiming to establish this music on an international level.

Vision: 

Marmoucha Orchestra values authenticity and tradition while also seeking to create a new and unique sound through innovative and contemporary approaches. We strive to share the beauty and richness of the MENA and Mediterranean regions and their musical traditions with an audience as broad as possible, both nationally and internationally. 

Artistic ambitions and programme lines

The Marmoucha programme has 3 main pillars: music productions; musical theatre productions; and festivals, co-productions and various collaborations. The Marmoucha Orchestra is involved in all programmes.

Collaboration

Marmoucha connects stages, makers and audiences with diverse cultural, social and religious origins. It does so in collaboration with venues throughout the Netherlands, social organizations, and cultural foundations that value diversity. 

Upcoming international events

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Documentaire: Children Of Al-Andalus - A Lost Paradise In Morocco

wo 19 juni - 20:00 uur

Documentaire: Children Of Al-Andalus - A Lost Paradise In Morocco  

De documentaire (een productie van Stichting Marmoucha en Bridge2Connect) vertolkt drie Andalusiërs (joden en moslims) uit het boek. Vijfhonderd jaar na de gedwongen vertrek van hun voorouders uit het middeleeuwse rijk Al-Andalus zijn zij nog steeds trots op hun gedeelde achtergrond en koesteren zij hun geschiedenis.

 ESPACE MAGH
 Co-producties
€6,-

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Past international events

Sonic Bridges - Jazzahead!, Bremen (DE)

za 13 april - zo 14 april 2024

Sonic Bridges - Jazzahead!, Bremen (DE)  

“Sonic Bridges” vertegenwoordigt een artistieke synergie tussen het Marmoucha Orchestra en de Gnawa-muzikant Mehdi Nasouli. In hun gezamenlijke reis hebben zij zich ingezet voor diverse projecten, waaronder Modes of Maqamat (2020), de Quarantine Sessies (2021), het innovatieve online Simurgh-project (2021), het grensverleggende album Sahara Koyo (2022) en het prestigieuze Urban Voices-project in Nantes (2023).

 Hall 7.1
 Eigen producties

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Electro Nomad Dance – “Transcendental Amazigh Ceremonies” (at L'Boulevard Festival, Casablanca!)

vr 17 november 2023

Electro Nomad Dance – “Transcendental Amazigh Ceremonies” (at L'Boulevard Festival, Casablanca!)  

Een buitengewone muzikale samenwerking wacht op het aankomende L’Boulevard Festival in Casablanca: het Marmoucha Orchestra met DeDeXgrande en Aziz Ozouss. Deze uitvoering belooft een transcendente reis waar Amazigh, Afro en Midden-Oosterse grooves naadloos samenvloeien met frisse elektronische beats, live-instrumenten en soulvolle zang voor iedereen.

 Stade R.U.C Casablanca
 Eigen producties

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De documentaire Children of Al-Andalus - Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo Sivilla, España

di 14 november 2023

De documentaire Children of Al-Andalus - Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo Sivilla, España  

De documentaire (een productie van Stichting Marmoucha en Bridge2Connect) vertolkt drie Andalusiërs (joden en moslims) uit het boek. Vijfhonderd jaar na de gedwongen vertrek van hun voorouders uit het middeleeuwse rijk Al-Andalus zijn zij nog steeds trots op hun gedeelde achtergrond en koesteren zij hun geschiedenis.

 Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo
 Co-producties

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Mohamed Ahaddaf featuring Maalem Saad Tiouly, Cassablanca

zo 30 juli 2023

Mohamed Ahaddaf featuring Maalem Saad Tiouly, Cassablanca  

Join us Sunday July 30th at 18:30 for an acoustic concert of composer and oud player Mohamed Ahaddaf featuring Maalem Saad Tiouly, that will explore a variety of Moroccan and world music genres, fusing Ahaddaf’s background in Andalusi music with Tiouly’s gnawa vibes to create a unique musical experience. Tickets are 50 dirhams and can be purchased from American Arts Center reception at any time.

 American Arts Center, Cassablanca
 Internationaal

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SOLD OUT Festival: Urban Voices Nantes 2023

zo 2 juli 2023

SOLD OUT Festival: Urban Voices Nantes 2023  

Marmoucha Orchestra collaborates with Urban Voices in Nantes, France, under the artistic direction of Avishai Darash and Mehdi Nassouli for this project. The first performances will take place on July 1st and 2nd in Nantes.

 La cité des congres de Nantes
 Co-producties

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SOLD OUT Festival: Urban Voices Nantes 2023

za 1 juli 2023

SOLD OUT Festival: Urban Voices Nantes 2023  

Marmoucha Orchestra collaborates with Urban Voices in Nantes, France, under the artistic direction of Avishai Darash and Mehdi Nassouli for this project. The first performances will take place on July 1st and 2nd in Nantes.

 La cité des congres de Nantes
 Co-producties

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Documentaire: Children Of Al-Andalus - A Lost Paradise In Morocco

vr 2 juni 2023

Documentaire: Children Of Al-Andalus - A Lost Paradise In Morocco  

The documentary (a production of Marmoucha Foundation and Bridge2Connect) portrays three Andalusians (Jews and Muslims) from the book. Five hundred years after the forced departure of their ancestors from the medieval empire of Al-Andalus, they are still proud of their shared heritage and cherish their history.

 Cinema-Aventure
 Co-producties

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ALF LAYLA WA LAYLA (Duizend-en-een-nacht) - Speciaal concert in Genève, Zwitserland

za 13 mei 2023

ALF LAYLA WA LAYLA (Duizend-en-een-nacht) - Speciaal concert in Genève, Zwitserland  

Special concert in Geneva, Switzerland. Discover the enchanting world of “ALF LAYLA WA LAYLA” (One Thousand and One Nights) and enjoy an evening filled with Tarab – the distinctive emotion of Arabic music – with timeless melodies paying tribute to legends such as Oum Koulthoum, Fairouz, and Abdelhalim Hafez.

 Institut des Cultures Arabes et Méditerranéennes (ICAM)
 Co-producties

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Dos Historias, Un Camino - Zwei Geschichten, ein Weg - Switzerland

vr 12 mei 2023

Dos Historias, Un Camino - Zwei Geschichten, ein Weg - Switzerland  

Special concert in Rapperswil-Jona, on the east side of Lake Zurich, Switzerland.
Let yourself be enchanted by the new collaboration between the Marmoucha Orchestra and master singer and violinist Hamid Ajbar with performances in Switzerland.

 Open Door 67 Cultural center
 Co-producties

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DOCUMENTAIRE CHILDREN OF AL-ANDALUS – A LOST PARADISE IN MOROCCO

za 25 februari 2023

DOCUMENTAIRE CHILDREN OF AL-ANDALUS – A LOST PARADISE IN MOROCCO  

In de Middeleeuwen koesterden Spanje en Portugal een uniek samenlevingsmodel. Moslims, Joden en Christenen konden acht eeuwen lang in relatieve vrede samenleven. Een prachtige Andalusische cultuur ontwikkelde zich in steden als Cordoba, Toledo, Sevilla en Granada. Andalusië floreerde als intellectueel, cultureel en politiek centrum van het Westen. Het was een glorieuze intellectuele periode voor jodendom en islam, die uiteindelijk tragisch eindigde. Abraham, Abdelghaffer en Amal nemen je mee in hun persoonlijke verhalen.”

 Cinema-Aventure
 Documentaire Children of A-Andalus

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DOCUMENTAIRE CHILDREN OF AL-ANDALUS – A LOST PARADISE IN MOROCCO

vr 24 februari 2023

DOCUMENTAIRE CHILDREN OF AL-ANDALUS – A LOST PARADISE IN MOROCCO  

In de Middeleeuwen koesterden Spanje en Portugal een uniek samenlevingsmodel. Moslims, Joden en Christenen konden acht eeuwen lang in relatieve vrede samenleven. Een prachtige Andalusische cultuur ontwikkelde zich in steden als Cordoba, Toledo, Sevilla en Granada. Andalusië floreerde als intellectueel, cultureel en politiek centrum van het Westen. Het was een glorieuze intellectuele periode voor jodendom en islam, die uiteindelijk tragisch eindigde. Abraham, Abdelghaffer en Amal nemen je mee in hun persoonlijke verhalen.”

Productie: Stichting Marmoucha en Bridge2connect

 Cinema-Aventure
 Documentaire Children of A-Andalus

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Marmoucha Orchestra en Mehdi Nassouli – Visa For Music Rabat Morocco

do 17 november 2022

Marmoucha Orchestra en Mehdi Nassouli – Visa For Music Rabat Morocco  

The Guembri player Mehdi Nassouli is the future of Gnawa music and, along with his desire to preserve traditional Moroccan music, has managed to fuse the music he loves with Jazz, Classical and Pop. No more so than on Sahara Koyo, created in collaboration with Marmoucha Orchestra.

 Visa For Music Rabat
 Eigen producties

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Marmoucha Orchestra en Mehdi Nassouli at Beyoğlu Cultural Route Festival in Istanbul,

vr 21 oktober 2022

Marmoucha Orchestra en Mehdi Nassouli at Beyoğlu Cultural Route Festival in Istanbul,  

“Sahara Koyo: An Enchanting Fusion of Cultures at the Beyoğlu Cultural Route Festival”

The Marmoucha Orchestra will perform alongside Mehdi Nassouli at the Beyoğlu Cultural Route Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. This prestigious annual event is one of the largest festivals in Istanbul, showcasing art, culture, and entertainment.

 AKM Tiyatro Salonu
 International

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Kinderen van Al-Andalus – Music from the Lost Paradise in Morocco

vr 5 augustus 2022

Kinderen van Al-Andalus – Music from the Lost Paradise in Morocco  

Many Moroccans of Andalusian descent consider Al-Andalus as the lost paradise. Both Jews and Muslims were expelled from Al-Andalus, the Arabic name for the Iberian Peninsula, starting from 1492. They found a safe haven in Morocco, where they kept their Andalusian culture and traditions alive. Some families still preserve the centuries-old keys to their houses in Granada. Come and listen to a beautiful and unifying musical encounter between the past and the present, between Jewish and Islamic, between classical and modern.

 PARQUE EL MAJUELO, ALMUÑÉCAR (GRANADA)
 Eigen producties

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Kinderen van Al-Andalus – Music from the Lost Paradise in Morocco

do 28 juli 2022

Kinderen van Al-Andalus – Music from the Lost Paradise in Morocco  

Many Moroccans of Andalusian descent consider Al-Andalus as the lost paradise. Both Jews and Muslims were expelled from Al-Andalus, the Arabic name for the Iberian Peninsula, starting from 1492. They found a safe haven in Morocco, where they kept their Andalusian culture and traditions alive. Some families still preserve the centuries-old keys to their houses in Granada. Come and listen to a beautiful and unifying musical encounter between the past and the present, between Jewish and Islamic, between classical and modern.

 Real Fundación de Toledo
 Internationaal

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Documentaire Children of Al Andalus: A lost Paradise in Morocco - Cinéma Renaissance Rabat

vr 10 juni 2022

Documentaire Children of Al Andalus: A lost Paradise in Morocco - Cinéma Renaissance Rabat  

At the occasion of its participation in the 27th edition of the International Book and Publishing Fair, the Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR) invites you to the movie premiere of “Children of Al Andalus: A lost paradise in Morocco” on Friday 10 June at 20:30 at Cinéma Renaissance in downtown Rabat.

 Cinéma Renaissance
 Co-producties

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Marmoucha Orchestra & Fuensanta Méndez met Mare Nostrum project in Almuñécar (Granada)

di 3 augustus 2021

Marmoucha Orchestra & Fuensanta Méndez met Mare Nostrum project in Almuñécar (Granada)  

Marmoucha Orchestra Feat. Fuensanta Méndez neemt je met ‘Mare Nostrum’ (Mare Nostrum = Onze Zee) op reis langs de muzikale rijkdom van Portugese, Spaanse, Noord-Afrikaanse en Midden Oosterse stijlen en genres. Het kleurrijke muzikale spectrum van de Middellandse Zee kent vele geluiden en ritmes; van het nostalgische timbre van de fluit tot de Oosterse klanken van de ud, en van de swingende geluiden van de piano tot een jazzy hobo.

 PARQUE EL MAJUELO, ALMUÑÉCAR (GRANADA)
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Dutch Marmoucha Orchestra & Fuensanta Méndez - Mare Nostrum


Festival International du Luth de Tétouan Marokko - Mohamed Ahaddaf

ma 29 juni 2020

Festival International du Luth de Tétouan Marokko - Mohamed Ahaddaf  

The artistic coordinator of Middle Eastern and North African music at the Marmoucha Orchestra, Mohamed Ahaddaf, will be performing via a livestream at the Ûd festival: Festival International du Luth. The festival was originally scheduled to take place from June 11th to 30th in Tetouan, Morocco, but eventually became an online festival due to COVID-19. The performance can be viewed through their Facebook and YouTube channels.

 Online
 International

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Marmoucha - L’Boulevard Festival Casablanca | zondag 23 september – Casablanca, Marokko

vr 14 september - zo 23 september 2018

Marmoucha - L’Boulevard Festival Casablanca | zondag 23 september – Casablanca, Marokko  

Just like in previous years, Marmoucha is involved in the Tremplin Festival & L’Boulevard Festival in Casablanca. Singer-songwriter Glenn Foreman will be performing at the eighteenth edition of the L’Boulevard Festival.

Glenn Foreman (1993) won the Grote Prijs van Nederland in the singer-songwriter category in May 2018. The festival will take place from September 14th to 23rd, 2018.

 Casablanca, Marokko
 International

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Nanah Dae en DJ Key in Boultek Casablanca op 1 april 2017

za 1 april 2017

Nanah Dae en DJ Key in Boultek Casablanca op 1 april 2017  

Double bill in Casablanca on Saturday, April 1st, featuring Dutch artist Nanah Dae and Moroccan DJ Key. Presented in collaboration with Marmoucha.

 Casablanca, Marokko
 International

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L’Boulevard Festival 2015

vr 11 september - zo 20 september 2015

L’Boulevard Festival 2015  

Marmoucha and De Grote Prijs van Nederland will also be present during the 16th edition of the L’Boulevard festival in Casablanca, featuring the winners of the Grote Prijs 2014, Charl Delemarre and Leeways. The L’Boulevard Festival in Casablanca, Morocco, will take place from September 11th to 20th, 2015.

 Casablanca, Marokko
 International

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Marmoucha met de Grote Prijs-winnaars 2012  in Casablanca

vr 7 september - zo 9 september 2012

Marmoucha met de Grote Prijs-winnaars 2012 in Casablanca  

MARMOUCHA & DE GROTE PRIJS VAN NEDERLAND are happy to visit Morocco again and are bringing some of the best new artists from Holland in Rock, Hiphop R&B and Dance. They are the winners of the last edition of the Dutch Grand Prix in music and have been invited by L’association EAC-L’boulvart to perform the Moroccan public.

 Casablanca, Marokko
 International

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Marmoucha - Het Tremplin festival in Casablanca Marokko  (13-15 mei) 2011

vr 13 mei - zo 15 mei 2011

Marmoucha - Het Tremplin festival in Casablanca Marokko (13-15 mei) 2011  

Marmoucha and De Grote Prijs van Nederland will also be present at the 16th edition of the L’Boulevard festival in Casablanca, featuring the winners of the Grote Prijs 2014, Charl Delemarre and Leeways. The L’Boulevard Festival in Casablanca, Morocco, will take place from September 11th to 20th, 2015.

 Casablanca, Marokko
 International

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