Friday, March 26, 2010
A Night in the Medina: an innovation for the Fes Festival
The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music has come up with an innovative idea this year - a Night in the Medina, where you can wander from one concert to another as you please, at various magnificent palaces and monuments.
There will be a different artist at each venue. You might, for example, like to see the Mongolian Epi playing his 'horsehead fiddle' or morin hoor and singing his amazing overtone/undertone chants.
You might prefer Sufi songs from Afghanistan with Ustad Gholam Hossain, Iranian sitar and tombak (drum) with Kiya and Ziya Tabassian, or even Sufi music and dance from Luxor with Les Musiciens du Nil.
If you're coming to Fez for the festival, Fez Riads has accommodation in traditional medina guesthouses at various prices, and a ticket-collection service where your festival tickets are delivered straight to your guesthouse.