Moonlight in Marrakech

Take a Ride on the Marrakech Express

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Ever dreamed of relaxing in a kasbah, listening to live Arabic music, drinking tea and wearing the colorful clothing of the Middle East? Moonlight in Marrakech is Salam Academy's take on such a dream. Zen out on the smells of scented oil lamps and vibrant rugs and draperies as the African American Performing Arts Center is transformed into a Moroccan oasis. Traditional ethnic dress is encouraged with prizes given to the snappiest dressers. In the souq, or marketplace, find unbelievable items for a silent auction, Moroccan desserts and coffee, free henna and authentic vendors. Even take in a thoughtfully-inspired African meal from Chef Ahmed Obo of Jambo Cafe. It goes down on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 9pm with tickets for kids 10 to 13 for $29 and 14 and up for $39, all benefitting the nonprofit academy. No children under 10 are allowed.

Saturday Nov 10, 2018

310 San Pedro Dr NE (Expo NM)
Albuquerque, NM 87108
US

Phone: 222-0778
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$39

Ages:

13+

Contact:

Fedah Abdelhack

Phone: 505-888-7688
Website: Click to Visit

Discover the magic of Morocco with vendors, silent auction, henna and live traditional Arabic music. Dine on African cuisine by Chef Ahmed Obo. Traditional and ethnic dress encouraged.

FlyerDiscover all the magic and intrigue of this mysterious Moroccan city. Explore the trades of our vendors and silent auction in the traditional souq, inspired by the famous, exotic bazaar in Marrakech. Free henna will be offered in the souq.

Let your senses be overwhelmed and ignited with the scented oil lamps, vibrant fabrics and enchanting live traditional Arabic music. Relax in the Kasbah and dine on a delectable African inspired dinner created by Chef Ahmed Obo from Jambo Cafe. Enjoy full and rich flavors with every bite. Traditional Moroccan desserts, tea and coffee will be served.

Traditional and ethnic dress encouraged, but not required. Monetary prizes for best dressed male and female in traditional attire.

Childcare provided at Salam Academy for ages 1-9. $5 per child, includes pizza.

All proceeds from Moonlight in Marrakech benefit Salam Academy (to build a playground for young kids), a non-profit school in Albuquerque, NM.