Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

 

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The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 23th edition come this year with the theme of Water and Sacred. The Festival takes place between 12th and 20th of May. The provisional programme details have just been released and shows an interesting range of performances, artists and music from around the world.

FRIDAY 12 MAY

21:00 – Bab al Makina – Tales of Water

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The opening night creation on the theme of water will be a look at water from both an ecological and spiritual perspective.

It is from sources that were built the great founding cities like Fez that will be the starting point of the show. The fountain gives purifying water from the spring.

Each fountain in Fes will be the beginning of a story and a different fable that will take us across oceans, rivers, mountain springs. Between references to the Bible, the Koran and Sufism, the great founding myths will help us to understand the importance of respect for water and nature for the future of the earth.

SATURDAY 13 MAY

16.00 – Jnan Sbil Gardens –  Marc Vella – Piano

19.00 – Riad Dar Bensouda – Lingling Yu – China – Pipa lute

21.00 – Bab al Makina – Beijing Opera China

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Beijing Opera

 

22.00 – Cinema Boujloud – Bel Leil al Zaman

Nile Café in collaboration with the French Institute in Fes. A tribute to the Baladi culture of the Nile: the traditions of the Nile and Upper Egypt, for children and adults.

SUNDAY 14 MAY

14.00 – Dar Batha – Workshop with Marc Vella

Musical training or not, this workshop encourages freedom of expression to attain harmony in your life.

16.30 – Jnan Sbil – Marlui Miranda

The riches of the Amerinidian continent are evoked by its oceans and rivers. Marlui Miranda’s voice and her Indian flutes express the nobility of Amazonian nature.

21.00 – Bab al Makina – Songhaï with Toumani Diabaté

Toumani Diabaté

Songhaï returns: this is a musical collaboration between the Spanish flamenco group Ketama and Malian Mandinka music, featuring Javier Colina, José Miguel Carmona and Toumani Diabaté.  A splendid encounter combining the flame of flamenco and the dexterity of Mandingo music

22.00 – Cinema Boujloud  – Nile Café


MONDAY 15 MAY

16.30 – Jnan Sbil Gardens Salman el Ammari –  Kuwait – The Art of the Sea Singer and oud player: the pearl fishers

The Art of the Sea Singer and oud player: the pearl fishers

NIGHT IN THE MEDINA I

19.00 and at 22.00 – Dar Adiyel – Musical Lecture A Marriage of Pleasure, by Tahar Ben Jelloun, in the presence of the author selected texts read by Nicolas Pignon with music by Driss Al-Maloumi and his ensemble.

20.30 – Prefecture Hall, Batha –  Eric Bibb USA – Origin of the Blues

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Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb is an American-born acoustic blues singer-songwriter.

22.00 – Sidi Mohammed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex – Híbridos – Film screening presented by Vincent Moon and Priscilla Telmon: Brazilian rituals for the gods.

22.00 – Cinema Boujloud – Nile Café

23.00 – Dar Pacha Tazi – Sufi Night

TUESDAY 16 MAY

16.30 – Jnan Sbil Gardens Stelios Petrakis Quartet – The Art of the Cretan Lyra

NIGHT IN THE MEDINA II

20.30 – Prefecture Hall Batha – Lankum Ireland

22.00  –  Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex – Is’Arestes and Urtzu Pretistu

22.00 Dar Adiyel – Taziri

Taziri

22.00 – Cinema Boujloud – Nile Café

WEDNESDAY 17 MAY


NIGHT IN THE MEDINA III

18.30 – Dar Adiyel – Mchouga-Maboul – Theatrical tales by Simon Elbaz

20.00 – Prefecture Hall Batha -Yasmine Hamdan –  Lebanon

22.00 – Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef Cultural Complex –  Dedales

23.00 – Cinema Boujloud – Nile Café

Fez Hamadcha Sufi Brotherhood

Fez Hamadcha Sufi Brotherhood

THURSDAY 18 MAY

16.30 – Jnan Sbil Gardens – Resonance

18.00 – Palais Amani – Claire Zalamansky – Ay Petenera!

21.00 – Bab al Makina

1st part: Poeta en el Mar

2nd part: Badr Rami Syria, Morocco

Badr Rami

Badr Rami

Badr Rami was born into a musical family in Morocco to Syrian parents. He is a bit of a legend in Morocco, and a good introduction for those unfamiliar with the Syrian Muwashshah genre, – texts of a particular Arabic poetic form set to music – this will be his third visit to the Fez Festival.

FRIDAY 19 MAY

16.30 – Jnan Sbil Gardens – Barbary Violins

The popular Epi the Mongolian

The popular Epi the Mongolian

With Epi the Mongolian, Morin Khuur on fiddle, Bulgarian Dimitar Gougov (voice and gadulka fiddle) and Frenchman Fabien Guyot on percussion.

18.00 – Dar Batha – Matrouz – In collaboration with the French Institute in Fes

21.00 – Bab al Makina – Gospel Night

SATURDAY 20 May

16.30 – Jnan Sbil Gardens – Aziz Sahmaoui Morocco, Cuba – Cuban Project

21.00 – Bab al Makina – Majida Al-Roumi

Majida Al-Roumi

Majida Al-Roumi

Majda Al-Roumi from Lebanon is considered the greatest Arab singer of our time, after the fashion of Oum Kalsoum.

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