Equestrian Pageant – Beneath the Excessive Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, the worldwide horse driving pageant Mata organized by the Alamia Laaroussia Affiliation for Social and Cultural Motion, in partnership with the UNESCO Worldwide Pageant of Cultural Range, returns for its eleventh version from 02 to 04 June 2023 in Zniyed, ciada/commune of Larbaa de Ayacha, provincial district of moulay Abdessalam ibn Machich, province of Larache, wilaya of Tangier-Te touan-Al Hoceima, beneath the signal:
“Mata: heritage of humanity and assembly of cultures”.
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A brand new version that confirms the dedication of Mr. Nabil Baraka, president of the Mata
pageant to advertise this genuine intangible heritage from the north of Morocco and preserved by Morocco and preserved by the late Sidi Abdelhadi Baraka Naquib of the Alamiyin chorfas and our late grandfather Sidi hadj Mohamed Baraka Naquib of the Alamiyin chorfas.
Open to the continents, Mata is right this moment an area of conviviality and cultural, social and financial change, the president of the pageant, Mr Nabil Baraka, explains:
“This annual occasion, whose cornerstone is the MATA equestrian competitors, contributes to the preservation of an ancestral intangible civilisational heritage and revives age-old traditions of the area. The occasion, which boosts the place of the horse within the northern area and pays tribute to its riders, additionally promotes the financial and vacationer improvement of the northern and southern areas of the Kingdom by highlighting their many property and selling the merchandise of their wealthy and diverse soils and crafts, which at the moment are famend worldwide. As in earlier editions, a wealthy programme of actions is deliberate on website. Through the 3 days of the occasion, company and nationwide and worldwide guests will be capable of journey by way of historical past a powerful competitors of ancestral MATA custom” and uncover the exhibitions of native merchandise and and uncover exhibitions of native merchandise and Moroccan crafts.
The Pageant additionally gives its company a sequence of evenings of of Sufi songs and native and nationwide folkloric exhibits, along with varied animations arrange through the three days the three days: consciousness marketing campaign on the respect of the atmosphere, video games for youngsters, and so on. video games for youngsters, and so on.
“The native produce and handicrafts honest is now a spotlight of every version of the Mata Worldwide Using Pageant. The southern provinces, everlasting company of the pageant, exhibit their merchandise alongside the cooperatives of the northern area and permit our company to find the range and richness of our respective native treasures. It’s a demonstration of our dedication to the promotion of tourism, tradition and social dynamics and our assist for human improvement,” says Mr. Nabila Baraka, President of the Alamia Laaroussia Affiliation for Social and Cultural Motion.
The 2022 version had registered the participation of greater than 200,000 folks between nationwide and worldwide guests. The MATA competitors attracted greater than 240 riders from completely different tribes. 60 cooperatives from the South and North of Morocco in addition to from Mauritania had been additionally in a position to exhibit their merchandise; A music pageant animated by famend artists equivalent to L7OR, Abdelali Taounati, Houssa 46, Ouafae senhajia and Hanae elmrini.
The music pageant programme of the eleventh version will probably be shocking and wealthy in Jebli and widespread music varieties, in addition to a powerful second to pay tribute to nice cultural and sports activities personalities. and sports activities personalities.
“MATA”, a world heritage
Throughout Jbel Allam, the peasants welcomed spring by taking part in a very unique recreation which calls on the braveness, talent, flexibility, delicacy, intelligence and finesse of those that play it. It’s a recreation the place horse and rider, in excellent symbiosis, have fun a legendary complicity and above all of the ancestral tradition of a unprecedented area. The Jbalas have named this recreation MATA.
Even right this moment, the custom is jealously preserved by the tribes of Bni A rous and the principles of the sport are scrupulously revered. After the sifting of the wheat fields, first within the village of Aznid, then in different villages, younger women and girls of the tribe who’re entrusted with this operation accompany it with their songs, their youyous and their well-known a iyou’, to the sound of the ghaitas and drums particular to the area. These identical ladies make, with the assistance of reeds and materials, the doll that the bravest horsemen of the Jebala nation will compete for, a area the place the artwork of driving, breeding and coaching horses is a powerful cultural specificity.
The riders who take part within the MATA recreation should trip bareback, dressed within the ancestral jellabas and amamas. Based on oral custom, the winner of the MATA recreation is the one who, utilizing his talent and boldness, is ready to snatch the doll from the opposite riders and carry it away. A supreme reward is then awarded to him: he’s married to probably the most lovely lady within the tribe.
The “MATA” recreation might be impressed by the Bouzkachi, an analogous however extra violent recreation, imported, in accordance with legend, by Moulay Abdes legend, by Moulay Abdeslam lbn Mashich throughout his go to to Ibn Boukhari. The bouzkachi performed in Afghanistan has as stake the corpse of a goat that the goats struggle in brutal jousts that trigger many accidents. which leads to many accidents.
This annual occasion This annual occasion celebrates an historic tradition that expresses a rehabilitated sense of honour, religion, patriotism as a Sufi college and religious and common values; the entire humanist heritage bequeathed by the good the good Quotb Moulay Abdeslam Ibn Mashich to the Alamiyin Chorfas, the Tarika Mashichiya Shadhiliya and the inhabitants of this distinctive area.