Le Moga d’Essaouira, the ever-growing festival

Essaouira welcomed nearly 3,500 festival-goers to the 2022 edition of Moja. After Portugal, the festival will soon be exported to Senegal.

For its fourth edition, the Moga Festival returns to its home country of Essaouira. The fourth edition was published from 28 September to 2 October which was a success.

After two years of absence due to the global health crisis, the 2022 edition of MUJA returns with a special taste and some changes. The festival was initially organized for three days, and the festival lasted five days.

On opening night, September 28 and 29, a Moga “off” was unveiled on the city’s streets, paying tribute to the history of this port and tourist town. We realized that the festival did not adequately dedicate the fortunes of Essaouira. So we decided to organize, for this edition, several activities within the framework of the Moga “off” in the heart of the city”, stated to the media, Matthieu Corosine, co-founder of the festival.

Moga “off” presented a varied programme, with an opening ceremony at the site of “Saqqalah”, an 18th-century artillery platform located in the heart of Medina. Activities, such as an outdoor photo gallery and workshops on music, were popular with a large audience. …and in honor of Moroccan gastronomy, amateur traditional cooking classes were offered.

Highlight the wealth of the coastal city

Moga “in” on its part was distributed over three days, from Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October. Sixty artists moved the stages of the Sofitel Essaouira hotel. This fourth edition was largely attended by nearly 3,500 festival-goers, compared to 2,500 in previous editions.

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Far from entertaining, the aim of the event is to highlight the peculiarities of Essaouira, because it is already the “forefront”, still welcoming Mathieu Curuzin. Another concern of the organizers is the popularization of the Moga Festival concept. Moga of Portugal has already been used in its second edition.

The last Portuguese edition, which took place from 1-5 June, gathered nearly 10,000 people The beaches of Costa da Caparica, a few minutes from Lisbon. The first version of Moga will take place in Sallyto me Senegalin the year 2023.

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