|Festival HQ at Dar Tazi|
Friday the 22nd of May sees the opening of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. The opening concert kicks off at Bab Makina at 9pm
The opening night spectacular - Fes: in search of Africa - is a musical tale evoking the spirit of African heritage. It takes its inspiration from the history and descriptions of Africa written by Hassan Al Wazzan (c 1490-1550, known as Leo Africanus or Yuhanna Al Assad in Arabic), as well as highlighting the history of the Tijani Sufi brotherhood. Fes and its medina is the link between Andalusia and Africa.
See the full festival programme HERE
The festival runs through until May 30. During that time the weather is expected to be reasonably warm - between 28 and 31 degrees. Fortunately the humidity should be low, making the weather very pleasant. The first weekend will be fine, though Sunday and Monday could see some thunderstorms in the afternoons.
The festival organisers say that everything is on schedule and with overseas visitors already arriving, they are looking forward to the 21st Fes Festival being a great success. The View from Fez is a festival Media Partner and will be reporting on all festival events and keeping visitors up to date with any changes to the schedule via news stories and on Twitter: @theviewfromfez
The View from Fez is an official media partner of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music