Artistic director of the Timitar Festival of World Music, one of the major events of world music and dedicated largely to Amazigh culture. He was member of the jury of different forums and festivals, such as Babel Med World Music Forum in Marseille, and Sharq Taronalari Samarkand in Uzbekistan since 2005. El Mazned was named the North Africa regional representative to the Afrifestnet Network, and Maghreb representative to the Office of African Music Export. In recent years, he has initiated over twenty international artistic residencies, participated in the creation of a dozen albums and hundreds of concerts at prestigious festivals and venues around the world. He was elected on 22 March 2013 as a member of the Board of EFWMF (European Forum of Worldwide Music Festivals) the largest network of music festivals in the world.