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Mawazine : Morocco hosts world music festival while imprisoning dissident artists

Mawazine : Morocco hosts world music festival while imprisoning dissident artists

Le Maroc accueille Mawazine, un festival de musique du monde tout en emprisonnant et pratiquant la torture sur des artistes dissidents.

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Morocco’s glittering Mawazine international music festival wraps up this weekend with performances by Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, after nine days of showcasing the North African kingdom’s cool factor — even as dissident Moroccan musicians are imprisoned for their anti-establishment lyrics.

The 11-year-old “Rhythms of the World” festival in the capital Rabat has always highlighted Morocco’s contradictions as the country spends millions to lure top world artists to perform at generally free concerts, while much the country remains mired in poverty.

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