Four days, 3 open-air venues and one heck of a party make this music festival a massive hit. Every year, thousands of people flock to Agadir to catch the free line-up of acts here. It’s a mixed bag of Cuban jazz, hip hop and Moroccan pop. You can dance to the beat of Arabic drumming or get down with some Middle Eastern rap. Featuring over 40 artists and 500,000 in attendance, Timitar Festival in Agadir, Morocco, has established itself as one the premiere African music festivals. Considered today as one of the biggest festivals in the country, Timitar provides its audience with an event well rooted in and actively working towards promoting Souss Massa Drâa culture. The district council of Agadir Under Massa Draâ initiated the Timitar Festival with the goal to set up a cultural project for the meeting between Amazigh artists and world musicians. The President of the festival is the energy tycoon Aziz Akhennouch. The Artistic Director of the festival is Brahim El Mazned. What defines Timitar from other music festivals in Morocco is its special focus on Amazigh culture. Its permanent theme is “signs and cultures” and Timitar lives up to this tag by including performances by traditional and modern Moroccan musicians alongside those of contemporary international artists.Each year the Festival Timitar honors artists coming from all over the world including Africa, South America, Europe and the Middle East in order to offer the Agadir audience the best of numerous works in Amazigh traditional music, modern music from the Maghreb and elsewhere, rap, jazz and hip hop.