Fes World Sacred Music Festival , dates to be confirmed.

Fes World Sacred Music Festival , dates to be confirmed.

Fes World Sacred Music Festival

Fes World music festival, commended by UNESCO.

This year our tour departs from Spain to the pretty Atlantic coastal town of Asillah for one night then to Fes for the opening night of the festival where we will spend the next 4 nights with tours of the Medina, palaces, potteries and much more, then on to the beautiful blue town of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains for 2 nights before returning to Spain.

This will be the 24th edition of the Fes world festival of sacred music with artists from Morocco, Africa and around the globe appearing at many venues in this Imperial cultural and artisan capitol of Morocco.
Fes with its labyrinthine lanes, medieval Medina and beautiful Riads, is well worth a visit on its own, but this festival adds an atmosphere of ancient caravanserai’s where travellers crossed paths on their epic sojourns.
In this case, the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is a crossroads for the creative seekers of the world. You’ll experience the serendipity of a musical blending of various nationalities, faiths and music genres, such that a French orchestra could be connected with whirling dervishes and an African band. Purists won’t be disappointed, however, as this isn’t all about musical fusion. Deeply embedded in the purpose of this festival is a belief that music can heal the world and break down our self-imposed borders.
This festival lives by the spirit of the Beatles lyrics, “The time will come when you see we’re all one” and the atmosphere of last years festival was certainly testament to this.

The week-long festival is full of choices that will satisfy your appetite for knowledge, art and spirituality. Every evening, the palace courtyard of the 14th-century Bab Makina is filled with a sold-out crowd who gather to catch head-liners who have in the past included the now deceased Ravi Shankar and Paco De Lucia as well as Malian superstar Salif Keita, Johny Clegg , Ysou Ndour and many famous Sufi groups from Morocco and the Arab world.
Sufi Nights hosts free daily concerts in the gardens of Dar Tazi, and Bab Boujloud, one of the city’s main squares, is a venue for free evening performances. The cedar-scented gardens of the Musee Batha host concerts and art exhibitions aligned with the year’s theme.
There will be much to see and do on this trip with a multitude of exhibitions and workshops being held with many must see concerts in the evenings.
Guided tours of this unique Medina, its famous potteries, ancient places of learning, fabulous carpet cooperatives and great eateries are all part of this unforgettable feast for the senses holiday.
All our tours cater for Vegetarian and vegan guests.

The line up and program for this 22nd edition is now available and on the end of the Itinerary for the trip. We are now taking bookings and reserving tickets so do not delay if you want information and to attend.
Early booking is advisable for this trip.

€1,150 Fez Photos

Itinerary and Program.

  • Day one. You will be collected at a place and time agreed from Tangier city before taking the road to Fes. On the way, about one hour from Tangier, we will visit at the pretty sea side town of Asilah  to visit its many art galleries and ancient Medina. We will spend the night here. banner3
  • Day  two . We depart for Fes and the opening of the festival. Hakime our official guide will join us to show you the ramparts of the city as well as the Royal Palace, the potteries where you will see the creative process of the beautiful Fasi pottery. After a light dinner at the Riad we will attend the opening night of the festival.
  • Day three. Today you will visit he oldest university in the world, ancient Madrasas ( places of learning) , craft centres and much more. Lunch will be at one of our well chosen restaurants , a stroll in the Medina before  dinner and the evenings entertainment
  • Day Four. You may like a tour to Volublis, a well preserved Roman settlement a short drive from the city , other places of interest nearby to Fes or explore this vast and unique Medina once more, visit a gallery or daytime concert, the choice is yours and we will discuss the day over breakfast. The evenings entertainment will be the concert you have pre-booked or a free one of your choice…
  • Day five.This is our last day in Fes ,you may want to shop for mementos, visit a carpet cooperative to enjoy a mint tea while you feast your eyes on the many types of hand made Berber carpets and rugs or watch the world go by at Bab Boujloud city gates , a great spot for a coffee and to observe the hustle and bustle of Medina life. There will be many events and concerts to choose from and we will help guide you through this. We will recommend a lunch spot to re-group. The evening concert of your choice after dinner.Drummers_of_Burundi_2__photo__Peggy_Grossman_LR_depth1
  • Day six. we will depart after breakfast to the pretty town of Chefchaouen which is a three hour drive with pit stops through pretty countryside. There will be time for a stroll in the Medina before dinner at our Riad.
  • Day Seven. Today we will take a tour of this unique photogenic town with lunch at our favourite place . A laid back and fun experience.
  • Day eight. Fond farewells and we depart for Tangier and your ferry crossing or (flight to be booked for following day please)
  • Festival Program ( To follow when available)for the days we are attending. Opening night is included in the cost of the trip

 

What is included.

  • Pick up and drop off to your home, hotel or airport in our comfortable people carrier.
  • All transport (not including flights)
  • Breakfast and Dinner.
  • All accommodation
  • Personal guide for the duration of your tour
  • Small group of 4-6 people, larger groups by prior agreement.
  • Concert tickets and lunches not included, with the exception of the opening night.
  • Terms and conditions apply please see relevant page.
  • Wine and drinks are available at some restaurants but not all, some will allow you to bring your own which we are happy to transport for you or you may purchase in Fes at Carrefour market.
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