World Press Freedom Day 2019
Brahim El Mazned
Director of Visa for Music festival
He is the founding director of Visa For Music, the main Forum/Market for Music from Africa and the Middle East, and the artistic director of the Timitar Festival. He was selected as one of the 100 most influential in sustainable cultural development in “Les Aventuriers de la culture: Guide de la diversité culturelle”. Mr. El Mazned has become, after more than 25 years in the Moroccan cultural world, an essential reference in the programming of world music as well as in the organization of major artistic and cultural events. He has also been a jury member for several events and hosted conferences, meetings, artistic residencies and cultural projects in more than 50 countries around the world. He has created an anthology dedicated to the art of Aïta which received the “Coup de cœur” prize from the Académie Charles Cros. In 2016, he also created MoMEx, an export office for the promotion of Moroccan music throughout the world.