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Famous Moroccan Singer Maestro Dies at 113

Rabat -Internationally renowned artist, Moha Oulhouceine Achibane, also known as “The Maestro,” passed away in his home in the village of Azrou Aït Lahcen in the Khenifra Province on Friday morning. He was 113 years old.Khalid Zouani, president of the Maestro Association of Amazigh poets, delivered the news of the passing of the famous singer, dancer and leader of the Moroccan orchestra, according to the Maghreb Arab Press (MAP).The deceased’s funeral will take place on Friday after the prayer of Al-Asr, according to the report. A rising star in the Moroccan cultural scene, Achibane began his artistic career in 1950. For more than 60 years, he was the emblematic figure of the Middle Atlas’ Ahidous art.The deceased, who has to his credit some 150 exhibitions in international forums and festivals, became the first Moroccan to light the torch of the FIFA World Cup in Spain in 1982.He also received several national and international awards presented to him by world renowned personalities. read more

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