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The Fes Festival of world sacred music

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Address: Spirit of Fes Foundation | Sidi Al Khayat, BP 62, Fes 30200 , Morocco
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We didn't book our trip with festival in mind, but the dates overlapped. People and performers from all over the world. Many venues to visit. The week after festival the lycee... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2013
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Montville, New Jersey
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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

We didn't book our trip with festival in mind, but the dates overlapped. People and performers from all over the world. Many venues to visit. The week after festival the lycee Francais has free concerts all over city and we were delighted to attend.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

We attended four concerts and thoroughly enjoyed them. The atmosphere in the slightly cooler evenings added to the romantic feel of the concerts. People attending were happy and all in all we had a memorable week!

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Strasbourg, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

I had the chance to be at the opening of the Festival this year and I can tell you that it's really magical. The music, the dance, the sets and the atmosphere take you to another world!

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portage wi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

I would definitely recommend this festival but you need to remember that the word "sacred" is used pretty loosely. I was there for 6 of the 8 days and just SO appreciated the diversity of performances as well as the variety of spaces. It is a little scarey in the beginning trying to find each location but just keep asking... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

This is a great music festival, with many different types of music, Some of the organization could be improved. The method for buying tickets from abroad, then getting a voucher and having to exchange it for the actual tickets is more confusing than it should be - especially because the instructions for exchanging them are not complete and the people... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

This was my second visit to the Festival and I thought the music this year was exceptionally well chosen. Although I did not like some of the more jazzy collaborations, it was wonderful to find so many styles and approaches in one week, from the large productions in Bab Makina, to the more intimate Sufi and 'Nights in the Medina'.... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2012

Morocco prides itself for its openness to all spiritual paths and the sacred music festival is just that. It is less a performance and more a sharing of what nourishes the soul in diverse cultures. Sit out under a blanket of stars, night after night, in the open amphitheater with people from all over the world and drink in the... More 

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Bristol. UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

The 2012 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music still enchanted both long time afficionados and first time visitors -- but mostly via the more intimate afternoon performances under the great Barbary Oak in the gardens of the Batha Museum. There was an emphasis this year on more popular entertainment. Bjork certainly attracted a huge crowd of mostly affluent middle class... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Thefe is great music from all over the world at this festival...free concerts at night with a backdrop of the medina walls, and international stars at 4 and 8:30 every night (you must buy tickets for those). It is an international crowd and a real experience!

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Vaucresson, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

1st day night is a bit expensive for what you get and you wait 2h for her majesty the queen.... yopu need to go to the free ones in the evening..with moroccan people

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