Moroccan Rapper Don Bigg Main Beneficiary of Ministry of Cultures Funds

Rabat – Moroccan rapper Taoufik Hazeb, known by his stage name Don Bigg, is the greatest beneficiary of financial aid granted by the Fund to Support Music Production in 2016, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Culture on March 4.Followed by Issam Kamal with 200,000 MAD and Oum with 150,000 MAD, Don Bigg received 640,400 MAD, the largest amount granted during the fund’s the first award period of 2016.What sets the rapper apart from his contemporaries is the fact that he received grants in three categories: 200,000 MAD for music production, 200,000 MAD for the promotion of musical products and 240,000 for the distribution and marketing of musical products. According to the same source, the committee selected 55 artistic projects out of 192 applicants.The committee was chaired by several prominent Moroccan artists and musicologists, including Haj Younes, Najia Attaoui, Regragui Mustapha, Ahmed Mahjour, Mourad Kadiri,  Fouad Chaa and Said Mosker.Edited by Kelsey Fish read more