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Mawazine Festival: Jamiroquai, Texas and Luis Fonsi to Perform in Rabat

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British group Jamiroquai, Scottish pop rock band Texas and Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi will perform in Rabat at the OLM Souissi stage as part of the 17th edition of the Mawazine Music Festival, which will take place on June 22-30.
Mawazine Festival: Jamiroquai, Texas and Luis Fonsi to Perform in Rabat
09 April 2018

Jamiroquai will perform on Sunday June 24th, while Texas will hit the stage on Thursday June 28th, the event's organizer Maroc Cultures Association announced on Monday, adding that the OLM Souissi stage will host Luis Fonsi on Saturday June 30th.

With more than 35 million albums sold worldwide and nearly 25 years of career, the British funk group led by the charismatic Jay Kay, aka Jamiroquai, have imposed their style with a mix of funk, groove, pop and electro sounds.

Highly anticipated, the album Automaton was released late March 2017. The tour is already sold out internationally. The British artists have chosen to perform for the first time in Morocco on Sunday, June 24th on the OLM Souissi international stage, the source added in a press release.

On June 28, the OLM Souissi venue will host Texas, led by Sharleen Spiteri, with her gifted voice and guitar playing for an unprecedented concert. Texas has sold over 40 million albums. A key figure in the rock scene since the 1990s, the Glasgow-based band has been producing hits since their start, such as I Don’t Want a Lover, which has sold more than 2 million copies, to the singles Say What You Want and Black Eyed Boy.

Texas has nine albums to its credit, the latest of which, Jump on Board, was released in April 2017. The exceptional performance of the band in Mawazine will be an opportunity for fans to rediscover all the great hits of a band considered as one of the most emblematic in British music.

Best known as “The Voice of Pop”, Luis Fonsi will be on the OLM Souissi Stage Saturday, June 30th. Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer from Porto Rico. As one of the leading Latin Music figures of his generation, he broke all the world records and continues to do so with his song “Despacito” that just reached 5 billion views on Youtube. His new single “Echame la culpa” is one of the most streamed and viewed song of today’s music landscape.

From his debut album “Comenzaré” (1998) to his latest studio album “8” (2014), Fonsi has continuously led the charts. His undeniable and unique talent has allowed him to seduce millions of people around the world.

Established in 2001, the Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World is the essential rendezvous for music amateurs in Morocco drawing for the past 15 years, over 2 million festivalgoers at each edition.

Held over a period of nine days, Mawazine offers a rich and diversified program where performers from all four corners of the world make of the cities of Rabat and Salé a world stage for music.

Last modified : 09 April 2018

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