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UNESCO launches developmental project for music in Morocco

Moroccan government recently launched a project to improve the cultural industry and the status of the artist; Africa Art Lines was launched to provide aid to the artists.


Devdiscourse News Desk 17 Mar 2018, 01:44 PM Morocco
UNESCO launches developmental project for music in Morocco
  • Africa is known or its diverse art and culture.(Image credit: You tube)

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) implemented a music developmental project at Rabat in Morocco. The meeting held on March 13 was done with the objective of speeding up the cultural economy of the North African country, Morocco.

The objective of the project  is to improve and highlight creative industry with special preference to music exports. The project is funded by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in collaboration with Morocco’s Ministry of Culture and Communication along with UNESCO.

The project is up for two years and aims to build music sector especially as a source of integration, employment, and income for young people, through various steps and policies.

The meeting held on March 13 was headed by the art director of Ministry of Culture and Communication Abdelhak Afandi, the head of cooperation at Germany’s embassy in Morocco, Antje Göllner-Scholz, and the acting director of the UNESCO office for the Maghreb, Michael Millward. Among the audience were 50 professionals from the Moroccan music industry.

Marcella Maziarik who is a representative of the German ministry expressed her enthusiasm at the launch of the music development project. According to her, the German Federal Industry is happy to launch the project and aims to tap the potential through culture and creation to increase both income and employment.

Africa is known for its diverse art and culture. The project as a whole will ensure the plurality and diversity of culture through various measures. In the words of Christine Merkel, director of the culture programme at the German National Commission for UNESCO, inventing public policies to support rich, diverse and colossal culture is important.

According to the 2014 report by Morocco’s Ministry of Culture, the export of music and digital media accounts for 36 million Moroccan dirhams(USD 4 million). The Visa For the Music festival, the Bureau of Moroccan Music Export (MEMEX) are two projects which are seen as a tool to strengthen the cultural and music industry.

Moroccan government recently launched a project to improve the cultural industry and the status of the artist; Africa Art Lines was launched to provide aid to the artists.