Sunday 22 September 2019

Songs of Morocco

Wexford County Hall was the setting for a vibrant Moroccan cultural evening, attended by members of the Irish and Moroccan communities who enjoyed a lively performance by the band AZA.

The audience was captivated by the concert of Moroccan repertoire inspired by traditional Amazigh, Hassani, Achaabi, Gnawa and African music rhythms.

It was also an opportunity for locals and Moroccan people living in Wexford to meet and chat over a cup of traditional Moroccan tea and pastries, as well as experiencing Henna tattoos.

The event was graced with the presence of Mr Lahcen Mahraoui, the Moroccan Ambassador to Ireland, Deputy Paul Kehoe, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Defence, Labour Party leader Deputy Brendan Howlin and Cllr Malcon Byrne.

The evening was organised by the Embassy of Morocco in Dublin and Wexford County Council, with the support of the Ministry Delegate in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs.

A tribute was paid to Wexford-based Moroccan native Kamal Tribak and his family for their role in making the event a success.

New Ross Standard