Ennio Morricone reminds the Rbatis of the cinema golden age
04:47:32 PM Monday May 18, 2009
With his huge outstanding orchestra that included morrocan chorists, the great Ennio Morricone inaugurated the Rabat Mawazeen 2009 Festival. On the stage of the renewed Bouregrag left bank, just at the eastern foot of the Kasbah des Oudayas, he brilliantly brought back the 40yo+ morrocans to the 60s and 70s when they actually enjoyed some of the best movies ever shot in the history of cinema. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - For a few dollars more - Once upon a time in the west - Once upon a time in America - the Godfather - the Mission - the Untouchables - the Sicilian Clan - on so on and so on...
Stevie Wonder will close the festival on Saturday 23th of May at the Stadium Annahda.
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First of all, I would like to thank our webmaster for having brought back a more friendly raioo main page.
And to get back to the subject, i want here to underline the fact that STAMPEDE is a crowd phonomena that can occur to humans in countries and events like Mawazeen in a stadium of our "poor" Morocco and occurs as well in much more "developed" countries like Europe in stadiums at the occasion of major soccur games and even in the most "developed" nation of the US in shoping malls for exemple as was the case most recently.
Basically, according to wikipedia, a "stampede is an act of mass impulse among herd animals [...] in which the herd collectively begins running with no clear direction or purpose. Stampedes are believed to originate from biological responses in the brains and endocrine systems of herd animals. The response is believed to have evolved to help animals escape predators." Like those cowlike animals or zebras that cross the rivers massively and energetically out of fear of being attacked by in water hidden crocodiles. Specific animals associated with stampede behaviour are cattle, elephants, Blue Wildebeests, wild horses...
But humans are associated with stampede behaviour as well and the consequences are often dramatic as was the case at Hay Annahda Stadium after the Stati concert. I personnaly think that a probable reason was that leaving spectators wanted to get out first to reach for means of transportation before all 70 000 people got out in the street.
Allah yester weye7dna weye7fedkum min izdi7am Al7ayawan wal Bachar!
I didn't mean to show ny coldness towards the poor victims, but it is enraging that such a catastroph is caused by chaos. A person close to me was a governmentl employee, and she was forced to attend the gathering at the Stadium of Casa because the king (H2) was scheduled to be there with the former Pope Jean Paul. In the evening, she was brought home by ambulance, as a result of the same scenario described below... Fortunatly all she had was few bruises but a serious shock...
My sincere condolences to the families who were touched by such tragedy.
The Moroccans are sensitive to any art form that leads to Exorcism, trance and Out of body experience... Concerts involving music icons such as Carlos Santana or stati should be arranged in open air, so that the spectator could have a 360 degrees range to express his Ja3ra.