Tangier Jazz Festival - Tanjazz 2008 - May 28 to Jun 1st, 2008

by Morocco Newsline

Once again, now in its 9th year, TANJAzz will bring jazz-lovers, fans and the uninitiated, to the city of the Strait, to listen to all stripes of cosmopolitan, relaxed and upbeat jazz. This year there are many new aspects of the programming and organization to discover: uncommon musicians, new locations, new sponsors and exciting programming.

After a detour to the lawns of the Cricket Club in 2007 (because of the new public gardens in the Mendoubia), TANJAzz is returning to the city center. The festival is putting down roots in Moulay Hafid Palace des Institutions Italiennes, just steps away from the Grand Socco. The two main stages, which will host two concerts a day, will be located in this superbly restored building. The concerts will take place at 7:30pm on the Comarit Stage and 10:30pm on the BMCI Stage.

There will also be two locations for the after-party: Castel Palace, where the music will be more than just for listening; it will be for dancing, from 10pm to 3am, and the Glenfiddich Club, where we recommend you reserve your table to continue swinging until dawn.

Many emblematic sites in the city are affiliated with the festival. The Movenpick hotel, the Rif Hotel and Spa, and the Continental Hotel will host live-music brunches, dance lunches, piano lounges and more.

According to the festival's tradition, the streets of Tangier will also be included in the party thanks to daily parades at the end of each afternoon and free outdoor concerts at Place des Nations, where the Veolia Stage will accomodate easy-listening jazz and Moroccan fusion.

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