Friday, October 18, 2019

Fez Festival of Sufi Culture

The 12th edition of the Fes Festival of Sufi Culture will take place from the 19th to the 26th of October under the theme: "Sufi culture, a spiritual humanism for our time"

Once again The View From Fez, as an official Media Partner, will be providing full coverage of the festival. Our regular team of photo-journalists has expanded with the appointment of Alice Price as our chief festival reporter.

The festival gets underway on Saturday, with an official opening at the Salle de la Préfecture at 4 pm.
This will be followed at 9pm by an opening night concert - Al Shushtari, Prince of the Troubadours - in the Jnan Sbil Gardens.  The creation, directed by Carol Latifa Ameer, will feature Françoise Atlan, Curro Piñana and Marouane Hajji.

Full programme details are on the festival website HERE

One annual concern for the festival is the weather. At this stage it looks as though the opening night temperatures will be around 18 degrees Celsius at 9pm when the concert starts in the Jnan Sbil gardens.

The rest of the week is mixed. There is a possibility of rain on Sunday with a high of 24 and a low of 13 degrees. The following three days are forecast to have lower temperatures (around 19 Celsius) and rain. The final three days of the festival should be free of rain, but cool with a range from 19 to 24 degrees.

It is possible some venue changes may be needed if the rain persists, and we will let you know about those if they happen.

We hope you have a wonderful festival!

And, a reminder: Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2020 dates: 12-20 June


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