A very important part of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is the Festival in the City: a programme of free concerts and other activities held across Fez. This is an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to take part in this prestigious event - and at no cost. Here's a look at this year's programme.
The venues are Boujloud Square and Dar Pacha Tazi in the medina and Ait Skato in the new city. Dar Pacha Tazi is the venue for the Sufi nights starting at 23h00 when a different Sufi brotherhood performs each night.
SATURDAY 5 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Issawa Sufi group from Fez, with Abdellah Yaacoubi
Ait Skato 20h00: Amayno
Ait Skato 21h30: Aicha Tachinouite
Dar Tazi: 23h00: Lalla Rahoum el Bakkali Ensemble
SUNDAY 6 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Najat Atabou
Ait Skato 20h00: Gnaoua Click
Ait Skato 21h30: Groupe Al'ma
Dar Tazi 23h00: Jilalia or Jilaliyat group
MONDAY 7 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Asma Jabri
Boujloud Square 20h00: Nouri
Ait Skato 20h00: Abidates r'ma de Khouribga
Ait Skato 21h30: Najat Atabou
TUESDAY 8 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Abidates r'ma de Khouribga with the Musicians of the Nile
Ait Skato 20h00: Drums of Burundi
Ait Skato 21h30: Style Souss
Dar Tazi 23h00: Shaymiya group of Gharb Oulad el Mokhtar with Hamid Bouhlal
WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Rhany
Ait Skato 20h00: Hel'mkan
Ait Skato 21h30: Fes City Clan
Dar Tazi 23h00: El Kadiria group from Meknes with el Azzaoui Jalaleddine
THURSDAY 10 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Abdelaziz Stati
Ait Skato 20h00: Rouicha
Ait Skato 21h30: Jil Jilala
Dar Tazi 23h00: Ikhwan Issawas from Meknes with Abdessamad Haddef
FRIDAY 11 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Hatim Amor
Ait Skato 20h00: Ribab Fusion
Ait Skato 21h30: Abdelaziz Stati
Dar Tazi 23h00: Skallia group with Marouane Hajji
SATURDAY 12 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Aswat Halab
Ait Skato 20h00: Sami Rai
Ait Skato 21h30: Talbi One
Dar Tazi 23h00: Ahl Touat Dar Dmana from Ouazzane with Driss Abou Sabr Zerhouni
SUNDAY 13 JUNE
Boujloud Square 19h00: Talbi One
Ait Skato 20h00: Gospel Voices
There will also be two art exhibitions:
At the Festival headquarters, Dar Pacha Tazi, an exhibition of painting and sculpture presented by the Bank al-Maghrib. There will be 19 paintings and three sculptures from the Bank's collection, by well-known Moroccan and foreign artists.
At the Batha Museum, the exhibition is entitled A Life in Calligraphy by Hassan Massoudy. One of the greatest contemporary calligraphers, Massoudy will be showing 60 of his works.
FILMS, CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS AND WALKS
Three films will be shown at the Jnan Palace on 6 June, although the time has not been specified.
Le Grand Voyage, by Ismael Ferroukhi
Out of Cordoba: Averroes and Maimonides in their time and ours, by Jacob Bender
Nouba d'Or et de Lumiere, by Izza Genini
Children's workshops will be held daily at the Complex al Houria from 7-12 June. There will be artistic activities, exhibitions, concerts and shows as well as a carnival.
Heritage Walks entitled Journeys to the Heart of Fez will take place through the medina. They all start at 09h30 at Dar Pacha Tazi in Batha.
FRIDAY 11 JUNE
The Palaces and Beautiful Buildings Route takes in Dar Tazi, the Glaoui Palace, Riyad Mokri and the Mokri Palace, and finishes at Riyad Alya.
The Route of Learning starts at Dar Tazi and visits the Bouanania Medersa, the Qaraouyine Library, the Attarine Medersa, and finishes at the Cheratine Medersa.
The Artisans Route departs from Dar Tazi and passes Bab Boujloud, Chrabliyenne, Nejjarine, Debbaghine, Seffarine and ends at Sebbaghine.
For all View from Fez articles on the Festival, click here.
For the Concert programme, click here.
For Ticket Delivery Service, click here.