Rabat – After a successful first competition in 2018 which featured four music genres—pop, rap, R&B, and rock and metal—Hiba Rec 2 will focus on the category of “pop-variety.” Hiba Rec, launched by the Hiba Foundation, aims to support Moroccan artists and music groups, above the age of 18, by providing them with opportunities.The competition’s application deadline is February 3. Three of the selected artists will have a chance to record a song for free at Studio Hiba. Read Also: Hiba Rec Announces Winners in Rock CategoryThe winners will also receive training sessions and a media kit and go on photo shoots to develop their career and gain popularity.Last year, the three winning musical groups were Haraj, Betweenatna, and Soundtrip.The finalists were selected by professional musicians: Samir Chadli and Reda Hmidi from the Moroccan up-and-coming music website Amplify, Monz from the rock band Lazywall, Amine Hamma from the Hiba Foundation, and Mamoun Belgnaoui from Studio Coda. The Hiba Foundation is a non-profit organization, created in 2006 at the initiative of King Mohammed VI, with the vision of promoting culture and various art forms.The organization was originally created to manage the Renaissance Cinema in Rabat, a place renowned  for artistic creation in Morocco.

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