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Spain, guest of honour at the 51st edition of the Marrakech National Popular Arts Festival

The Spanish Embassy in Rabat and the Cervantes Institute in Marrakech organise two concerts by the group Baiuca
Baiuca

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As part of the 51st edition of the National Festival of Popular Arts of Marrakech FNAP2022, organised by the Association le Grand Atlas in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication of Morocco, the Spanish Embassy in Rabat and the Cervantes Institute of Marrakech are organising two concerts by the group Baiuca, with the support of the Society of Performing Artists of Spain AIE, on Monday 4 July 2022 at 20.30 hours in the Royal Theatre of Marrakech, and on Tuesday 5 July 2022 at 20.30 hours in the mythical Jamaa Alafná square, during the closing ceremony of the Festival. 

Baiuca is the revelation folktronica project in Spain and the world. Their mixture of traditional Galician rhythms and contemporary electronics achieves a kind of found footage in which the codes of traditional Galician music are rewritten through an absolutely modern, although also futuristic, perspective, which led the group to give almost 90 concerts in little more than a year. 

Festival de MarrakechIt has performed at many of the most important Spanish festivals. It closed 2019 offering more than 60 performances, having played in countries such as Morocco, the United Kingdom, Italy and Portugal, and selling out venues such as Madrid's Teatro Lara, and some of the most important venues on the live music circuit in Spain. 

Baiuca is accompanied live by Adrián Canoura, who projects on a multi-screen and uses image synthesisers and cameras to record live and intervene in the projection. He is also joined by the prestigious Galician percussionist Xosé Lois Romero and the pandereteiras/cantareiras sisters Andrea and Alejandra Montero, who accompany him singing and dancing live.

The National Festival of Popular Arts of Marrakech FNAP is one of the oldest in the country (1959), declared by UNESCO in 2005 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It should be noted that, for this edition of the Festival, Spain is the Guest of Honour.

Submitted by José Antonio Sierra, Hispanismo advisor.