Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fès Festival of Sufi Culture Postponed

The 10th edition of the Fès Festival of Sufi Culture has been postponed. It was to have run from the 22nd to 29th of October

A spokesperson for the Festival informed The View From Fez that the organisers "decided to work a little bit longer on the program for the event and so have postponed the 10th edition, probably until next spring".

No other explanation was given, but the downturn in tourism must surely have played a part. The organisers had been expecting some 20,000 people to attend.

This is disappointing news for those who had been planning to attend, particularly those coming from as far away as the USA, Australia and New Zealand and who have already booked flights and accommodation.


However, the good news is that there are two be two special evenings of lectures and Samaa from Moroccan tariqas (Sufi Brotherhoods) on Friday 28th and Saturday, October 29th, 2016. The purpose of the two events is to have a dialogue with the regular participants of the Festival.

Please note that those events are organised at a private level and are not part of the 10th edition of the Fès Festival of Sufi Culture.

The Fès Festival of Sufi Culture has been held annually since 2007 under the patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. It was created by the Association of Fès Festival of Sufi Culture, headed by Mr. Faouzi Skali.

Deux soirées de conférences et de Samâa de Tariqas du Maroc seront organisées le vendredi 28 et samedi 29 octobre 2016.

Friday, October 28, 2016: conference and round table: Sufism and Poetry
Samaa Evening: Tariqas of Morocco
Saturday, October 29, 2016: Conferences and round tables: The Seven Cities of Love
Samaa Evening: Tariqas of Morocco

Pour réserver cliquez ici:  To reserve a place please book here:  October Sufi Event


1 comment:

pema said...

Hmmm....I smell political interference. There's an anti Faouzi Skali faction. Remember how they sacked him from the Sacred Music Festival? A 3 line email, no thanks, no recognition, airbrushed out of the history page? Effectively declared a non-person?