JT to open Moroccan music fest

Justin Timberlake will perform in Morocco for the first time this spring.

Justin Timberlake will open Morocco’s 13th Mawazine World Rhythms Festival.

The 33-year-old Suit & Tie singer will mark his inaugural performance in the North African country on May 30, according to Variety.

The outlet reports Justin will take the mic on Rabat’s OLM Souissi stage.

The Mawazine World Rhythms Festival has boasted big acts in the past, including Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Stevie Wonder, and is meant to be a bridge between Moroccan and Western pop cultures.

Other acts this year will include R&B singer Jason Derulo and Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae.

Mounir Majidi, the personal secretary of Moroccan King Mohammed VI and the founder and president of the Morocco Cultures multidisciplinary arts foundation, will preside over the event.

The Mawazine World Rhythms Festival will run through June 7.

Justin is currently on his The 20/20 Experience World Tour.

The singer is playing in New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden Wednesday and Thursday night and will continue touring the US through the beginning of March.

He will then jet to Europe for a show in Sheffield on March 30, and will perform throughout the continent, as well as Asia and Africa, until early summer.

The tour will then head back to the US before wrapping in Gdansk, Poland on August 19.
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Wednesday, 19. February 2014