Fez Festival Sacred Music Provisional Program


The Women Who Founded Fes

Provisional Program

Friday 6 May

Bab Al Makina: 21h00  A: €60; B: €30

A Sky full of Stars: Premiere

Women of myth and poetry from Sheherazade to the Queen of Sheba

With women artists from Morocco, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Ethiopia, India, Lebanon, Italy and Africa, with an oriental orchestra.

Saturday 7 May

Jnan Sbil Gardens: 16h30   €20

Sahar Mohammadi with Ingie Women’s Qanun Ensemble – Iran & Azerbaijan

Sacred Persian song

Bab Al Makina: 21h00  A: €50; B: €25

Durbar: Indian Night: Premiere

Glory of Princes and in praise of the Gods: a dazzling musical engagement between the great musicians of India

Sunday 8 May

Jnan Sbil Gardens: 16h30   €20

Christine Salem – Reunion


Bab Al Makina: 21h00  A: €50; B: €25

World Divas

First part: Hindi Zahra – France & Morocco

Second part: Oumou Sangaré – Mali

Monday 9 May

Jnan Sbil Gardens: 16h30  €15

Officina Zoé – Italy

Women’s songs of love, work and healing with Maria Mazzotta (voice) and Maristella Martella (dance)


Dar Adiyel: 18h00   €20

Rageshri Das

Khyal Song from Kolkata, India

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Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex: 19h00   €20

Shashank Subramaniam and Rakesh Chaurasia

Masters of the Bansuri flute from Chennai and Mumbai, India

Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex: 20h30   €20

Ustad Irshad Khan – Toronto, Canada

Sitar and surbahar

Dar Adiyel: 20h30   €20

Rageshri Das

Ghazal song from Kolkata, India

Prefecture Hall, Batha: 22h30   €20

The King of Ghosts: Premiere – India & Morocco

Cinema/Concert : composed by Soumik Datta, Johannes Berauer and Cormac Byrne for the film Goopy Gayen Bagha Bayen by Satyajit Ray (1969)

Tuesday 10 May

Jnan Sbil Gardens: 16h30   €15

Hawniyaz: inspired by Kurdish, Persian and Azeri traditions

With Aynur (song), Kayhan Kalhor (kamantche), Salman Gambarov (piano) and Cemîl Ǫoçgirî (multi-instrumentalist)


Dar Adiyel: 20h00   €20

Yulduz Turdieva: Shash-maqâm from Bukhara, Uzbekistan

Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex: 23h00   €20

Parvathy Baul and Mehdi Nassouli – India and Morocco

Mystical Poetry of Nomads, from Bauls to Gnawas

Wednesday 11 May


Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex: 20h00   €20

Lamar: Arab song from Palestine

Prefecture Hall, Batha: 21h30   €20

Farida Muhammad Ali – Iraq


Dar Adiyel: 23h00   €20

Ariana Vafadari – Iran & France

Gathas: Zoroastrian song

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Thursday May 12

Jnan Sbil Gardens: 16h30  €15

Lalla Rquia Ouhmad and the Women’s Ensemble – Morocco

Sacred Amazigh Song from Tiznit

Riad Dar Bensouda, Qettanine: 18h00   €20

Shaikh Hassan Dyck and Muhabbat Caravan

Meditation with Sufi flavours

Bab Al Makina: 21h00   A: €50; B: €25

Istanbul – Fes: Premiere – Turkey & Morocco

Mevlevi whirling dervishes with the Mohammed Briouel Andalous Orchestra

Friday 13 May

Jnan Sbil Gardens: 16h30   €20

Virginia Rodrigues – Brazil

Heavenly voice

Bab Al Makina: 21h00   A: €50; B: €25

To be confirmed

Saturday 14 May

Jnan Sbil Gardens: 16h30   €20

Yom – France

Silence of the Exodus

With Yom (composition, clarinet), Farid D (cello), Claude Tchamitchian (double bass) and Bijan Chemirani (zarb, daf and bendir)

Bab Al Makina: 21h00   A: €60; B: €30

Samira Saïd – Morocco

Star of Moroccan Song

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Friday 6 May

Starting point to be confirmed: 16h00

Discover the Fountains of Fes

With smartphone app, accompanied by music by Susie Ibarra and local artists, this discovery of the Fes fountains will conclude with a live concert at the Karaouine Library.

Venue to be confirmed: 16h00

Children Today, Musicians Tomorrow

Screening of the film Chota Divana, the little princes of Rajasthan – India, with a concert performed

by children of Fes

Throughout the Festival

In the Medina: The Mamas – giant African puppets

Jnan Sbil Gardens: Taragalte Cultural Caravan for Peace

The Association Zaila’s nomad-style tent in the Jnan Sbil Gardens will feature the culture and music of the Moroccan Sahara.

For up dates and more information see the FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SITE

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