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A taste of Morocco in GEMA

Artists and musicians who took part in the Gibraltar and Tangier cultural exchange are on the Rock to share their music, working styles and insight with the local community.

Artist and jewellery-maker Sanae Alami, Karima Jahadi who paints with her feet, and Moroccan singer Wadie Ismail shared their work with those attending the launch at GEMA yesterday evening.

A group of musicians who performed last night demonstrated classical Moroccan music with percussions, drums and acrobatics.

During their stay on their Rock all the artists and musicians will be holding workshops at the various schools across Gibraltar to share the Moroccan culture with their Gibraltarian neighbours.

Mr Ismail will collaborate with local musicians Adrian Pisarello and Liam Byrne in a new project fusing the various styles together.

The visit was organised after the artists were unable to attend the launch of the art exhibition held in John Mackintosh Hall last month due to issues with visa permits.

The project is led by Mark Montovio from the JM Memorial Foundation and the GCS Cultural Development Unit.

Later this year a group of Gibraltarian artists and musicians will visit Tangier and will take a bit of Gibraltar’s cultural scene across the Strait.