Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sunday's events at the Fes Festival

It's a full day of Festival events today, Sunday, starting at 09h00 with the Fes Forum at the Batha Museum. The topic is:

What Future for the Middle East? What can we make of the future of the Middle East in light of the changes that have happened in the Arab World?

In keeping with this topic, the afternoon concert at 16h00 in the Museum garden will feature the Hevrat David Hamelech Chorale from Strasbourg in France. Music is an integral part of Jewish life, featuring at every public and family event. The Jews of North Africa are the inheritors, along with the Arabs, of an immense musical heritage known as Andalous music. The Chorale will present the Pyoutim (poems) that are fundamental to their history.

Julia Boutrous performs this evening at 20h30 at Bab al Makina. She has been a star in Lebanon since the age of 14, and is a Maronite Christian with an Armenia mother born in Palestine.

Free concerts tonight include the popular Nass el Ghiwane at 22h00 atBab Boujloud, and the Darkaouiya Sufi Brotherhood from Essaouira at 23h00 at Dar Tazi.

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