Moroccan Amazigh group Meteor Airlines wins Mediterranean art prize
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Moroccan Amazigh group Meteor Airlines wins Mediterranean art prize

Meteor Airlines won the award for Best Artistic Practice in the Mediterranean Region at the CREACT4MED Best Practices Awards ceremony in Barcelona, ​​Spain. During the nomination and final selection process over the past 10 months, the group’s innovative fusion of traditional Amazigh music and contemporary rock (Amazigh Rock) captivated the audience. According to the organizers, this project has created a lasting impact on the cultural landscape both nationally and internationally.

The ceremony was attended by dignitaries from across the Mediterranean region. Rachid Ennassiri, Director of Meteor Airlines, commented on the nomination. “Our journey has always been about bridging cultural gaps, fighting cultural erosion and disconnection through our disruptive Amazigh rock, and celebrating our rich Moroccan Amazigh heritage. This recognition inspires us to continue pushing boundaries and using our art to create positive change,” he said.

Rym Ayadi, Director of CREACT4MED, President and Founder of the Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association (EMEA), said: “Winning one of the Best Practices Awards highlights their significant contribution as cultural representatives and innovators, and establishes their growing mark in musical practices in the region.”

Indeed, Meteor Airlines’ music reflects the eclectic backgrounds of its members. Since 2016, the band has captivated a growing fan base with its pioneering Amazigh rock sound, inspired by Moroccan ancestral heritage, culture, history, and universal values ​​and themes.

Supported by the European Union, CReative Entrepreneurs ACTing FOR the future MEDiterranean (CREACT4MED) is a project aimed at strengthening cultural and creative industries in the Mediterranean region.