(for the 2013 festival, click here.)
The International Cultural Moussem of Asilah has been held every summer for the past 33 years. The event was established to strengthen cultural dialogue, exchange and solidarity between different nations. The participants of the festival come from the world of politics, diplomacy, culture and the arts. Each year a guest country is invited to showcase its culture through conferences, art exhibitions, folk dances and much more. Past guest nations include Mexico, Portugal, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
The most accessible part of the festival are the murals painted by the invited artists on the walls of the medina. These works of art, which change every summer, add colour and life to the white walls of the medina houses.
thetravelbook.com provides a more detailed explanation of the event and its history.
The festival is expected to take place between the 28/06/12 and 18/07/12 (before the start of Ramadan)