Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2009

The View from Fez is delighted to announce the provisional programme for this year's Fes Festival of World Sacred Music.

We don't know the theme of this year's festival, we don't have the colloquium programme yet, but we can tell you who will be performing (provisionally, that is). Keep your eyes glued to The View from Fez, because we always have the latest news and during the Festival, will keep you up to date with what's going on.

Fez Riads
has a ticket collection service for those visiting Fez for the Festival. Just click here to find out all about it.


29 May - 6 June 2009

Provisional Programme

Friday 29 May Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €56; B seats €37)

Marcel Khalifé with the Al Mayadin Orchestra, with Oumeima Al Khalil and Yolla Keryakos (Lebanon/Morocco/Greece)

Tribute to Mahmoud Darwich


José Carreras (Spain)

Sacred Songs

Saturday 30 May Batha Museum 16h30 (€14)

Shantala Shivalingapa (India)

Kuchipudi Dance

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €47; B seats €28)

Marwa Wright (USA)


Sunday 31 May

Batha Museum 16h30 (€14)

Mohammad Motamedi (Iran)

Songs: The Art of Radif

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €37; B seats €19)

1st part: The Whirling Dervishes of Konya (Turkey)

From Eternity to Modernity

2nd part: Ziya Azazi (Turkey)

Icons: Contemporary Dervish Dance

Monday 1 June

Batha Museum 16h30 (€9)

Yuval Ron with Najwa Gibran (USA)

Music in the Judeo-Arab Tradition

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €28; B seats €14)

Didier Lockwood (France) with his String Sextet, with Ihsan R'Miki and the Zaman al Wasl Ensemble (Morocco)Strings & Soul a creation by Didier Lockwood (arrangements: R. Regragui, Morocco)

Tuesday 2 June

Batha Museum 16h30 (€9)

Women of Mayotte (Mayotte)

Deba de Hamjago

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €28; B seats €14)

Souad Massi (France/Algeria)

Wednesday 3 June

Batha Museum 16h30 (€9)

I Muvrini (France)

Sacred and popular songs from Corsica

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €28; B seats €14)

Keyvan Chemirani (musical director) with Samira Kadiri, Esperanza Fernandez & Giorgis Xyloyris (Iran/Morocco/Spain/Greece)

Melos - Songs of the Mediterranean

Thursday 4 June Batha Museum 16h30 (€9)

Divna (Serbia)

Orthodox Sacred Songs

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €28; B seats €14)

1st part: Sistine Chapel Choir (Vatican)

A capella songs: the sacred Christian tradition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

2nd part: Abed Azrié with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra & the Choir of the Institut Spérieur de Musique de Damas (France/Syria)

Evangile selon St Jean

Friday 5 June

Batha Museum 16h30 (€9)

Gabriel Garrido and the Elyma Ensemble (Switzerland)

Baroque Music of Monteverdi

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €56; B seats €37)

Sami Yussuf (United Kingdom)

Spiritual Songs of the Arab World

Saturday June 6

Batha Museum 16h30 (€14)

Razbar Ensemle and The Ahl e Haqq Brotherhoods

Mystical songs of Iranian Kurdistan

Bab Makina 20h30 (A seats €47; B seats €28)

Loreena McKennit (Canada)

The Book of Secrets

Festival Pass in A category seats, including access to all concerts €260

Pass for the Festival and the Colloquium €310

Pass for the Colloquium only €50

Ticket agency:

TEL : + 212 35 65 28 16/17/18

FAX : + 212 35 62 49 93/ 35 62 17 76

See also: An ongoing problem at the Fez Festival.


1 comment:

Jan said...

There's now a webpage of festival, I've all info I needed

Thanks for the post, anyway