The anthology of aïta, named Chikhates et Chioukhs de l’aïta, was rewarded with the prize “Coup de coeur 2017” in the “Music of the World ” category of The Charles Cros Academy.
The ceremony took place on Saturday March 18th at Babel Med Music in Marseille. Every year the institution awards this prize for works that represent excellence of performance, unpublished works, forgotten repertoires, new talents or performers, and works for which it celebrates audacity and editorial courage.
This anthology, promoted by the OCP Foundation and made by the Atlas Azawan Association under the direction of Brahim El Mazned, is composed of 10 CDs representing the 7 types of aïta.
Recorded in the Hiba studio in Casablanca with the participation of 300 artists, the anthology pays tribute to the cultural and historical heritage of l’Aïta.
The success of the third edition of Visa For Music, in November 2016 illustrated the growth of this event on the international stage. It became an indispensable international marketplace for World and New Music of these regions, but also a professional platform for the music industry in Morocco and countries of the South.More