ONLINEMIMOUNA: The Israeli-Moroccan Cultural Alliance

Top Pick April 5, 2021 Free
(Photo: AlxeyPnferov/iStock)
(Photo: AlxeyPnferov/iStock)

Mimouna is the North African Jewish celebration that marks the end of Passover. This year, in light of the historic peace agreement between Israel and Morocco, it is also a celebration of the cultural bridges between the two nations and the artistic collaborations between their people.

For the first time, the Consulate General of Israel to New England and the Honorary Consulate of Morocco in New England join forces in a multicultural Mimouna celebration with the next generation of talents.
Dedicated in memory of Zohra El Fassia, an Israeli-Moroccan singer and poet who was the first woman recording artist in Morocco and one of the pioneers of modern Arabic music, this one-hour program will include:

  • Opening greetings from Ambassador Meron Reuben, Consul General of Israel to New England, and Carol Kopelman, Honorary Consul of Morocco to New England
  • Specially curated photo presentation by ANU – Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv and a video tribute to Zohra El Fassia from the museum’s collection, featuring the Israeli musician Neta Elkayam
  • Musical performance by the Grammy-nominated Samir LanGus (Morocco) and Itamar Borochov (Israel) as part of their collaboration on the Jewish Gnawa Project
  • Unique session recorded in Agadir, Morocco, with singer Lala Tamar (Israel) and musician Mehdi Nassouli (Morocco)
  • Tribute to Jewish-Moroccan dances by Jackie Barzvi (U.S.), a Middle Eastern dancer and creator of the Mizrachi Dance Archive

This event is co-sponsored by CJP, AJC New England, The Israeli House, ANU – Museum of the Jewish People, Jimena, IAC Boston, Jewish Arts Collaborative, Mizrachi Dance Archive, Beth Abraham Sephardic Congregation of New England, Northeastern University Hillel and the Consulate General of Israel to the Southeast.

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