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The Fes Festival of world sacred music

Spirit of Fes Foundation | Sidi Al Khayat, BP 62, Fes 30200 , Morocco
+212 (0) 535 74 05 35
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Ranked #6 of 30 attractions in Fes
Type: Performances
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- Aug 29, 2013
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Montville, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We didn't book our trip with festival in mind, but the dates overlapped. People and performers from all over the world. Many venues to visit. The week after festival the lycee Francais has free concerts all over city and we were delighted to attend.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We attended four concerts and thoroughly enjoyed them. The atmosphere in the slightly cooler evenings added to the romantic feel of the concerts. People attending were happy and all in all we had a memorable week!

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Strasbourg, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I had the chance to be at the opening of the Festival this year and I can tell you that it's really magical. The music, the dance, the sets and the atmosphere take you to another world!

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portage wi
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I would definitely recommend this festival but you need to remember that the word "sacred" is used pretty loosely. I was there for 6 of the 8 days and just SO appreciated the diversity of performances as well as the variety of spaces. It is a little scarey in the beginning trying to find each location but just keep asking... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a great music festival, with many different types of music, Some of the organization could be improved. The method for buying tickets from abroad, then getting a voucher and having to exchange it for the actual tickets is more confusing than it should be - especially because the instructions for exchanging them are not complete and the people... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This was my second visit to the Festival and I thought the music this year was exceptionally well chosen. Although I did not like some of the more jazzy collaborations, it was wonderful to find so many styles and approaches in one week, from the large productions in Bab Makina, to the more intimate Sufi and 'Nights in the Medina'.... More

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Whidbey Island, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Morocco prides itself for its openness to all spiritual paths and the sacred music festival is just that. It is less a performance and more a sharing of what nourishes the soul in diverse cultures. Sit out under a blanket of stars, night after night, in the open amphitheater with people from all over the world and drink in the... More

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Bristol. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The 2012 Fes Festival of World Sacred Music still enchanted both long time afficionados and first time visitors -- but mostly via the more intimate afternoon performances under the great Barbary Oak in the gardens of the Batha Museum. There was an emphasis this year on more popular entertainment. Bjork certainly attracted a huge crowd of mostly affluent middle class... More

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New York City, New York
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58 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Thefe is great music from all over the world at this festival...free concerts at night with a backdrop of the medina walls, and international stars at 4 and 8:30 every night (you must buy tickets for those). It is an international crowd and a real experience!

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Vaucresson, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

1st day night is a bit expensive for what you get and you wait 2h for her majesty the queen.... yopu need to go to the free ones in the evening..with moroccan people

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