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Through a partnership with Global Ties Detroit, CultureSource is hosting a fellow from Morocco as part of a US State Department cultural exchange program.

For four weeks, Mohamed (Bij) Biyjeddiguene has been embedded with the CultureSource team to lend his experience in arts organizing, and learn more about the cultural sector in Southeast Michigan.

Bij is part of the Professional Fellows Program, an initiative designed to foster international cooperation and professional development among emerging leaders from across the globe. In addition to gaining valuable insights into American industry, fellows also share their own culture and knowledge with their host organizations.

To learn more about the cultural sector in Morocco, Bij prepared a presentation for CultureSource staff and stakeholders—including an overview of his work supporting the music scene in Casablanca.

CultureSource is proud to promote mutual understanding and cross-cultural dialogue, working with partners at Global Ties Detroit, Legacy International, and the Department of State to cultivate a global network of young professionals united by shared interests.

About Bij
Mohamed Biyjeddiguene—a cultural operator from Agadir, now based in Casablanca, Morocco—has a rich background in project coordination and communications for various associations and festivals. Notably, he co-founded the Association Marocaine de Musique Electronique (L’AMME) where he channels his enthusiasm for music into popular education projects like Abtal Digital, artistic residencies like Tekchbila, and international exchange initiatives like ConverSons. Driven further by his passion for electronic music, he also established the music label and production company Hss.Hss through which he co-directs releases of albums and organizes events in Morocco. A graduate of ENCG Agadir, Mohamed has honed his skills through comprehensive training in cultural project management and participation in programs like the “CrossCulture Program in Strengthening Civil Society” and the Global Cultural Relations Programme 2022.