After the death of the Moroccan music diva Hajja El Hamdaouia, who died yesterday in Rabat at the age of 91, King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences and compassion to the bereaved family. In his letter, the Cherifian sovereign said he learned with great emotion and deep sorrow the news of the death of the artist, expressing his deep regret at such a great loss for Moroccan culture.
King Mohammed VI sent a message of condolences and compassion to the family of Moroccan music diva Hajja El Hamdaouia, who died yesterday in Rabat at the age of 91. The Moroccan Sovereign expressed to her relatives and fans, but also to the national artistic family, his deep condolences and sincere sympathy following the death of the icon of the Moroccan Aïta art.
Mohammed VI stressed that he remembers her as a pioneer who devoted her life to the service of this ancestral popular musical genre, which she consolidated over the decades as part of the national cultural heritage, thanks to her excellent performance. He said he shared the family’s feelings on this painful loss that has afflicted the entire national art scene.
In the same statement, King Mohammed VI said he remembered with consideration the sincere feelings of love and loyalty that the deceased had for the Alawite throne. « She showed a fervent patriotism through the use of the art of Aïta, from a young age, as a means of resistance to colonialism, thus embodying her attachment to the constants of the Nation, » the sovereign insists.
King Mohammed VI implores « the Most High to grant the family of the late Hajja El Hamdaouia patience and comfort, and to amply reward the deceased for her great contribution to art and for the loyal services rendered to her country ».