Rotterdam is transformed into a medina on the third weekend of September. For three days you will taste the tastiest dishes, listen to impressive stories, walk the souk and learn all about various cultures. And all that while the best musicians and entertainers delight and amaze you.
The weekend is full of performances, talk shows and workshops. Throughout the weekend you can enjoy Derek Otte talking to young makers about what they do and what the influence of culture and identity is on their work during Weet Smakelijk! Otte: “During Weet Smakelijk !, by Mounir and me, I will discuss the role that art and pop culture play in bringing together different worlds within one and the same world: the one that we now share.” At the same time, Mounir Toub is cooking it the guest’s favorite dish and young spoken word artists get a stage.
Love, food and music
Love talk show is presented by Yasmina Aboutaleb. She speaks with young pioneers about love, culture and religion. The popular food blogger Mooncake provides a tasting and the new book by Abdelkader Benali is presented while enjoying all kinds of delicious snacks. And of course you can again enjoy great music from, among others, Yallah! Yallah !, Samira’s Blues and Kaoutar Gadir.
50 years of Moroccan migration
Theater maker Fadua el Akchaoui performs a trimmed-down version of the popular show Mabrouk. In honor of the fifty years of Moroccan migration, the performance was performed once-only earlier this year by El Akchaoui, together with Nasrdin Dchar in Theater Zuidplein. The Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra accompanies El Akchaoui. In the same theme, known from Mabrouk, Verhalenhuis Belvédère has recorded important, shocking and amazing stories that can be heard on Saturdays and Sundays.