Conducted by Reda Kheznadji, the band began the concert with pieces from Turkish musical heritage before moving to Andalusian and Chaabi songs performed by Lamia Madini, Salhaoui Mohamed El Hadi and
According to the festival's commissioner,
Thirty-four artists representing 12 provinces will compete for the festival's prize. They will be accompanied by a orchestra conducted by Reda Kheznadji.
The jury, chaired by Boudjemaa al Ankis, will choose the winner of this edition's prize, worth
This edition will be dedicated to the late singer and percussionist Omar Mekraza (1924-1986), one of the disciples of the Chaabi master El Hadj Mhamed El Anka.
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