Discovering young jazz talent in Morocco, thanks to EU culture programme

July 10, 2017
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Nine groups of young Moroccan musicians have taken part in a talent contest funded by the EU as part of its Med Culture programme.

The nine groups were shortlisted for the semifinals of the 3rd edition of the Tanjil 2017 Young Talents Competition last weekend. Tanjil is part of the larger the Tanjazz Festival, and aims to promote young artists of diverse expressions, in a very free perception of what jazz music today can be.

Each of the 9 bands delivered a 30-minute live performance, with styles ranging from flamenco to soul, through fusion, gnawa and funk, highlighting the musical diversity of Morocco.

The results are expected on August 3, following the vote of an international jury composed of music professionals. The last member of the jury is the public, who can vote for their favourite band by following this link.

Med Culture is part of the regional programme “Media and culture for development in the Southern Mediterranean” which has been allocated a total budget of €17 million over a four-year period, of which €9 million for the award of grants on a co-financing basis, and €8 million for one capacity-development mechanism on media (Med Media) and one capacity development mechanism on culture (Med Culture).


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Press release

Tanjil talent contest

Med Culture website

Countries covered:

  • Morocco