Friday, January 25, 2008

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2008

It's late. It's very late. But at last there's a holding page at the Festival's website and we're promised more news shortly.
Meanwhile, the only place to see the Festival programme is at Fez Riads and, of course, right here on your favourite Fez blog (see below). It certainly looks like a great programme!

Friday 6 June
Bab Makina 20:30

Jessye Norman (USA), with the Regional Lyric Orchestra Avignon Provence (France). Conducting: Rachael Worby (USA)

Saturday 7 June
Batha Museum 16:30

Ghada Shbéïr (Lebanon) Songs of the Eastern Christian Churches
Bab Makina 20:30
Sacred African American and Sufi Songs Night
Faiz Ali Faiz (Pakistan) ensemble with and Bernice Johnson Reagon and the Sacred Sound
Ensemble (USA)

Sunday 8 June
Batha Museum 16:30

Mari Boine (Norway) Sacred Songs of Sami of the Scandinavian Far North
Bab Makina 20:30
Al Kindi ensemble with Sheikh Hamza Shakour, the Munshid of the Great Umayyad Mosque and
the Choir of Greece - Dir. JJ Weiss (Syria/Greece/France)
Stabat Mater Dolorosa: Christian and Muslim Homage to Mary

Monday 9 June
Batha Museum 16:30

Thanh Huong (Vietnam) Traditional and sacred songs
Bab Makina 20:30
Belen Maya Company (Spain) Dibujos Flamenco dance

Tuesday 10 June
Batha Museum 16:30

Tartit Women's Ensemble (Mali) Folk and sacred songs of the Tuareg
Bab Makina 20:30
Panti Pusaka Budaya Ensemble Sacred Traditional Dances of Bali/Indonesia

Wednesday 11 June
Batha Museum 16:30

Ysaÿe Quartet (France) The Seven Last Words of Christ (J. Haydn)
Text: Michel Serres, Narrator: Michael Lonsdale

Thursday 12 June
Batha Museum 16:30
The Roza Enflorese (Belgium) Sephardic sacred and traditional songs
Bab Makina 20:30
Abdelwahab Doukali (Morocco)

Friday 13 June
Batha Museum 16:30

Cantus Colln (Germany): Around JS Bach/Spiritual Paths (Buxtehude - J. Rosenmüller - JS Bach), Director: Konrad Junghanel
Bab Makina 20:30
Mohamed Abdou (Saudi Arabia)

Saturday 14 June
Batha Museum 16:30
Madhup Mudghal (India): Bakhti devotional songs
Bab Makina 20:30
Ismael Lô (Senegal) with the Brotherhood Hamadcha of Fez (Morocco)
From Dakar to Fez: from heart to soul



Anonymous said...

Looks great, I would love to come! Do you know what the tickets for the festival cost?


Robin from The Netherlands

Helen Ranger said...

Hello Robin
We don't know yet what the tickets will cost this year. But you can contact Naima at Objectif Maroc, the ticketing agency, on
Naima speaks English, French and Moroccan Arabic.
Hope to see you there!