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Morocco’s International Storytelling Festival Ends



Baba C - A storyteller performing in Rabat

Morocco, the 21st International Storytelling Festival has come to a close, leaving behind a trail of mesmerizing tales, captivating performances, and a celebration of cultural diversity.

The week-long festival held majorly in Rabat, which concluded on July 8, brought together talented storytellers, musicians, and street artists from over 30 countries, creating a unique platform for cultural exchange and artistic expression.

The festival has become a beacon for storytellers from around the world, transcending linguistic, religious, and ethnic barriers.

Despite their diverse backgrounds, these storytellers share a common language – the language of human values, peace, love, and security.

This year’s edition saw approximately 150 artists entertaining audiences with their captivating stories, music, and performances.

The festival’s significance extends beyond mere entertainment, as it also aims to preserve and modernize the ancient art of storytelling.

According to festival organizers, it is crucial to find innovative ways to pass on this tradition to future generations.

In Tunisia, for instance, storytelling is being incorporated into music and plays, while in Sub-Saharan Africa, the role of storytellers is reserved for wise individuals who educate children and guide society.

The festival featured a diverse range of performances, including puppet shows, pantomime, and live music by bands from around the globe.

Attendees were treated to a kaleidoscope of cultural expressions, highlighting the universal power of storytelling to unite and inspire people across borders and cultures.

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