Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The View from Fez Signs Media Partnership with Fes Festival

The View from Fez (TVFF) is very happy to announce that it is again a Media Partner of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2013

As a Media Partner, The View from Fez will have a team of reporters and photographers covering every aspect of the festival. In previous years the TVFF team has provided the most comprehensive coverage of the festival of any media outlet and has supplied stories and photographs to other news providers.

We have a short-list of applicants wanting to work with us on the festival coverage and a decision will be made on the team's membership in the next few days. As TVFF Arts Editor Suzanna Clarke reports, "This year we have had applications from all around the world by professional journalists of a very high standard. However, we are still looking for a musicologist with an understanding of Arabic or Sufi music and a fluent French and English speaker to cover the Fez Forums each morning".

This 19th edition of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music promises to be superb. The line up of artists is impressive and the style and flow of the programme is extremely well thought out.

The theme of this year's festival is Reflections of Andalusia and the Director General of the Spirit of Fes Foundation, Faouzi Skali, sums it up beautifully, "Perhaps the secret of this recreated Andalusia will be murmured to us in the shadows or the light, between songs, musical interludes and poetry, clothed in the breeze that whispers within the Bab al Makina or through the lanes and courtyards of the medina".

Programmes, posters and information are already available in four languages

Preparations for the Festival are in great shape, with posters and materials for journalists and the public ready well ahead of time. Faouzi Skali and his team are to be congratulated on their efficiency.

Additional Information

For a map of the venues and of the Fez Medina please click here: Fes Festival Map
To download the PDF of the English language programme please CLICK HERE
For Spanish click here (Clic aquí para ver ) CLICK HERE
Fes Festival Web Site
See our wrap-up of the 2012 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music
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1 comment:

pema said...

Hi Sandy & Suzanna,
Sorry to miss you during my working week in Fes. Lunched at Thami's a couple of times and hoped you might walk by. It turns out that Songlines is a media partner after all.It happened by default and I only found out on my last day at the Dar Tazi. But all is well -- the SL logo is alongside the TVFF one on posters, leaflets etc: --both minuscule though, so folks with poor eyesight might miss them. See you in June.