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the Israeli singer Noam Vazana performs at Tanjazz despite riots

Naom Vazana, an Israeli singer of Moroccan origin./Ph. DR
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Noam Vazana, an Israeli singer of Moroccan descent who has been invited to perform at the 18th edition of Tanjazz festival, was met at her arrival in Tangier by riots. According to Israel National News, the singer was called a «child-Killer», in a video where a number of people set the Israeli flag on fire.

Vanzana was summoned by the Tanjazz organizers to perform on the 15th of September alongside a Dutch-Morocca, artist named Teema. «I had already performed in Morocco several times and won the audience’s approval. I enjoyed it very much but this time it was a very unpleasant experience», Vanzana told the same source.

The presence of the singer was highly criticized by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) whose activists demonstrated in Tangier and in front of Vazana’s hotel. Denouncing her participation to the international festival, they considered her as one of the people involved in the murder of Arab children.

«I was in shock. I had already been in Morocco before, and I did not expect such a stormy reception. It's true that I served in the air force, in the band. But I never killed anyone. It was really unpleasant. I was scared that they would try to hurt me».

Vazana performed on Friday at Tanjazz and promised to return to Morocco.

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