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ARTE’s cultural show sheds light on “feminist” Moroccan artists

Written by FDM

To celebrate International Women’s Day, on March 8th, ARTE’s cultural magazine “Tracks” will be dedicating this Friday, March 8th, from 11:25 pm, a program devoted to “feminist” artists in several countries, including Morocco.

Feminist artists take the lead on ARTE’s flagship show, Tracks, broadcasted on Friday, March 8, on International Women’s Day. A 12 minutes report is entirely dedicated to the Moroccan feminist song. Facing the camera, are three artists: pop singer Manal, rapper Tendresse and also Kabareh Cheikhats. And behind the camera, French-Algerian photographer and video artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah.

For several days, the director Zoulikha Bouabdellah followed in Casablanca and Marrakech   Manal and Tendresse, as well as the group Kabareh Cheikhats, an all-men musical band who dress up as Cheikhats on stage to honor the traditional art.

For several days, the director followed the three acts strolling in the medina of Marrakech, walking in the districts of Bourgogne and Sidi Belyout in Casablanca, in concerts at Vertigo or battles at a café in Ligue Arabe park.  Faithful to the spirit of ‘Tracks’ and its taste for means of expression that live off the beaten path, the report leads us to discover three figures of contemporary Moroccan music who, each in their own way, upset the rules of patriarchy.

Created on September 1997, ‘Tracks’ celebrates its twenty-two years this year with more than 900 programs and thousands of reports that make the show a reference for new cultures on television.