Fes Festival of the World Sacred Music

April, 3, 2019
Fes Music Festival
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The Fes Festival of Sacred Music of the World has been part of a universal mission of peace and rapprochement between people and religion since its initiation on 1994. This festival takes place in the spiritual and imperial city of Fes for a period of 10 days. During this period, a number of events have been held in different monuments and sites in and around the city.

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After the Gulf war, there was a need for a peaceful co-existence between people from different cultures and religious backgrounds, which led to the conception of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. The United Nation has regarded the event as one of the seven most important peace promulgation platforms in the world. Any musical gap is filled as people are entertained to Indian classical music, Judaic sacred music, Sufi devotional songs, Spanish gypsy songs, and many more.

After the Gulf war, there was a need for a peaceful co-existence between people from different cultures and religious backgrounds, which led to the conception of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. The United Nation has regarded the event as one of the seven most important peace promulgation platforms in the world. Any musical gap is filled as people are entertained to Indian classical music, Judaic sacred music, Sufi devotional songs, Spanish gypsy songs, and many more.

This festival was designated by the United Nations in 2001 as one of the outstanding events that contributed in a remarkable way to the dialogue of civilizations.

The festival has both paid and unpaid musical performances at various spots in the spiritual city of Fes like Batha Museum, which is an ideal Fes attraction, Bab Boujloud and the Bab Al Makina.

Venue from previous year 2018

  • Afternoon concerts were held in the Jnan Sbil Gardens.
  • Big evening concerts were held at Bab al Makina, the open-air parade ground in front of the Royal Palace.
  • Free concerts were held each evening at Boujloud Square, close to Bab Boujloud.
  • Nights in the Medina concerts (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) were held in smaller venues including the music conservatory Dar Adiyel, Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex and the Ibn Danan Synagogue in the Mellah.
  • Sufi Nights at 23h00 were free of charge and were held at Dar Tazi ).
  • The Fes Forum: Held on the first three mornings of the festival, this took place at the Prefecture Hall in Batha, opposite the Batha Museum.