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Storytelling Art School Opens in Marrakech

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A Storytelling Art School opens its doors in Marrakech. Supported by the Al Muniya association in Marrakech, this school will give courses in the art of storytelling and Halqa, Arabic calligraphy, history, literature and Sufism, Arabic language and literature, and theater arts.

The cultural scene of the red city will be strengthened by the upcoming opening of a “storyteller’s art school”, which aims to train a new generation of “storyteller Hlaiqis”. This ambitious project carried by the Al Muniya association of Marrakech as well as by intellectuals and artists committed to the preservation of the heritage of their city, is in line with the Royal Vision aimed at the preservation of the tangible and intangible national heritage in general and that of the city of Marrakech in particular.

This school will give courses in storytelling and Halqa art, Arabic calligraphy, history, literature and Sufism, Arabic language and literature, and theater arts.

The course for learning the art of storytelling and the Halqa will be led by the famous storyteller of Jemaa El Fna Square, Abderahim Azalia, while that of Arabic calligraphy will be offered by the master calligrapher Abdelghani Ouida. The learning course devoted to history, literature, and Sufism will be led by the researcher and specialist in Sufism and director of the Heritage Bulletin of Marrakech and its region, Jaafar Kansoussi, while that of language and literature Arabic will be entrusted to Mohammed Ait Laamim, a teacher at Cadi Ayyad University. As for the Theater Arts courses, they will be taught by Brahim Hanai, who also teaches at Cadi Ayyad Marrakech University. The initiators of this cultural project plan to schedule other courses in Samaa art and Malhoun art.

Note that the lessons are free and will be provided at the al-Muniya association of Marrakech, whose headquarters are located in the Medina of Marrakech. Registration is open from 1st August 2021.

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