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Beautiful Morocco Festival | Celebrating the Beauty of Morocco & Multi-Cultural Unity Concert
In partnership with Wafin.com and the Mayor’s Office of the City of Stamford, Connecticut, USA, the Saida Fikri Foundation is organizing the second annual Moroccan Festival, called Beautiful Morocco Festival, on the 23rd of June 2012, in Stamford.
By: Saida Fikri Foundation
In partnership with Wafin.com and the Mayor’s Office of the City of Stamford, Connecticut, USA, the Saida Fikri Foundation is organizing the second annual Moroccan Festival, called Beautiful Morocco Festival, on the 23rd of June 2012, in Stamford. The return of this event follows the huge success of the first Moroccan festival held last April.
Having attended the first festival, Michael A. Pavia, Mayor of the City of Stamford, has announced the official participation of his office in partnership with Multicultural Council of Stamford and the Stamford Downtown Special Services District. The Mayor further declared the month of June to be ‘Morocco Month’, in the City of Stamford.
The Festival will take place at the Mill River Park at Archstone, in the center of Stamford, directly across the street from Columbus Park. In addition to the many activities throughout the afternoon, a multi-cultural concert will take place the night of the festival, featuring the world-renowned Moroccan singer/songwriter, Saida Fikri, as well as other local and international artists. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Beautiful Morocco Festival will open to the public at 1:00pm. The concert will follow starting at 8pm and ending at 10:30pm.
Admission fee for the festival : $5 Adults, Children under 12 FREE
The Concert is FREE FOR ALL
The goals of the festival are as follows:
• To offer exposure to the exquisite Moroccan culture to the American public
• To provide an opportunity to the Moroccan-Americans in the area to reconnect with their culture
• For Multi-cultural unity
• Offer Moroccan and American Businesses to advertise their products and services.
• Fundraiser for building a school in a rural and needy area in Morocco
The Festival will offer the following programs and venues:
• Authentic Moroccan Food
• A showcase of Moroccan arts and crafts
• Pottery and Carpet Making Workshops for kids
• Moroccan Wedding
• Kaftan Show
• Traditional Moroccan Music
• Henna Tattoos
• Camel Rides & Horses
• Business Exhibit showcasing Moroccan and American companies
Tolerance, love, peace, acceptance, respect, unity, are only some words that Saida Fikri's music stands for. The Saida Fikri Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of these messages across the oceans. The foundation will host events centered around the unity of a rainbow of cultures and religions, to bring together people in the name of creativity, communication, and through the power of music which has no language.
One of our major projects currently is called "Creativity For A Better Future". The project is focused on the establishment of educationally based after school programs in third-world countries, starting with Morocco. The purpose is to develop the minds of the youth and in this way develop the future generations of the society. The children will have a creative outlet involving sports, music, and the arts, thus keeping them from drugs, gangs, and crime. Making a difference in the lives of the children of tomorrow will be the drive they need to make a difference in their own countries and this will fuel the change we want to see in the world.