Dressed in a caftan in the national colors, the great singer, who expressed her immense joy at performing in Rabat, her hometown, interpreted, to the delight of her fans, famous hits from her rich repertoire, opening the ball with “Hawa Hawa” which immediately won over the audience.
She then continued with “Youm Wara Youm”, “Aal bal”, “Mahassalch Haga”, as well as her great success “Al Gani Baad Youmain”, in perfect symbiosis with her admirers who knew each word of her songs.
One of the highlights of the evening was the performance of “Waadi”, one of the diva’s signature songs, which immersed the audience in a moment of nostalgia, “Waadi” has been a monumental hit in the 1970s Said’s career took off. Moreover, the icon of the Moroccan song brought on stage one of her admirers who performed with her under the applause of the crowd.
The capital of African culture also had an appointment with a high-quality performance combining the beauty of African rhythms and dance, delivered by the group of Malian artist Salif Keita, who interpreted his best hits such as “ Tonton”, “Diawara Fa” and many others, always with the interaction of the public.
The closing concert was also marked by the participation of the Moroccan group Fnaire, who presented a documentary on their journey and the meaning of the group’s name, before setting the stage on fire with their famous songs, such as “Lalla Mennana”, “Lala Aicha” and “Achaka Malala”.
For his part, “Lartiste” was no exception to the rule and took the public on a discovery of his rich original musical repertoire, performing several of his hit songs for more than an hour, including “Chocolat”, “Clandestina”, “Mafiosa”, “Li Fat Mat” and “L’baida mon amour”.
The closing evening of these great concerts in Rabat, with multiple musical styles, filled the audience with wonder, reflecting the cultural diversity and musical expressions of the African continent.
The “Rabat Capital of African Culture” 2022 program of festivities, spread over a whole year (June 2022-May 2023), includes activities covering the different fields of creativity and the arts, organized in all historic spaces, squares, and all districts of the city of Rabat, with the participation of representatives of civil society and the various national public institutions concerned with cultural issues.