Turntables genius Marshmello and reggaeton music stars Karol G and Maluma will perform at the closing ceremony (June 28-29) of the 18th Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World (June 21-29) on the stage of the OLM Souissi, a weekend that promises to be memorable, the organizers announced Tuesday in a statement.
Placed under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World proposes a mix of the biggest stars of the Western and Arabic repertoire, as well as a selection of the best talents of the Moroccan scene that will be performing in more than half of the concerts planned on the six stages of the festival, according to “Maroc Cultures” association, the Festival’s organizer.
At just 27, Marshmello is considered one of the most influential DJs of his generation. He has conquered audiences from all over the world, from Ibiza clubs to the Coachella festival, to Dubai and South Korea.
With 20 million followers on Instagram and more than 6 million fans on Facebook, Marshmello has specialized hit covers and featuring with the biggest stars of the moment. Selena Gomez, Omar Linx, Robin Schulz, Demi Lovato and Will Smith played alongside this turntables genius, who is an intimate friend of Daft Punk, Deadmau5 and Skrillex, the same source added.
Marshmello, who always has a hit in advance, will deliver a performance that is already announced as one of the highlights of the Mawazine Festival – Rhythms of the World.
The next day’s programming, Saturday June 29 th, promises to be just as exciting, the statement noted, adding that the Colombian superstar Karol G will start on the OLM Souissi with a caliente party dedicated to reggaeton and Latin music.
The singer, who won the Latin Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2018, is not only outstanding on stage but also a social media star with nearly 20 million followers. Released in 2017, its first global hit, Ahora me llama, has more than 700 million views on YouTube, said the organizers.
Another 25-year-old Colombian reggaeton figure, Maluma, will take over for a once again unprecedented performance in Morocco. Ranked among the most popular singers on the planet, the man with 90 million subscribers on all networks combined has more than 9 billion views on his YouTube channel, according to the same source.
After successful collaborations with French Montana, Jason Derulo, Shakira and Ricky Martin, Maluma has achieved in 2017 a world record tour: a hundred dates and a million tickets sold have made him the Latin singer of the year. Maluma was chosen in 2018 to perform the official song of the Football World Cup.
Established in 2001, the Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World is the essential rendezvous for music amateurs in Morocco. With over 2.5 million festivalgoers for each of its last editions, it is considered the second largest cultural event in the world.
Bearer of the values of peace, openness, tolerance and respect, the festival offers free access to 90% of its festival-goers, making the accessibility of the public an essential mission. It is also a major support to the regional tourism economy and a leading player in the creation of a real entertainment industry in Morocco.
“Maroc Cultures” is a non-profit organization whose main mission is to guarantee the public of the Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër region a cultural and artistic animation of a professional level worthy of the Moroccan capital.