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Fez Sacred Music Festival

Hadhrat (Tunisia): Spiritual message of the Hadra TounsiaLoutfi Bouchnak, soloistFadhel Jaziri, musical director
Hadhrat (Tunisia): Spiritual message of the Hadra Tounsia
Loutfi Bouchnak, soloist
Fadhel Jaziri, musical director
Fez Sacred Music Festival
FEZ  •  various venues  •  Ongoing

The Festival de Fes or Fez Sacred Music Festival is the annual festival of the sacred music of monotheist religions, including christianity, judaism, islam and sufism. Highlights of the 2008 edition of FES 2008 include:

The Sacred Afro-American and Sufi Songs Night, an original encounter between the songs of Qawwali Sufi of Pakistan and the Spirituals and Gospel of the United States.

Haydn's Seven Last Words of Christ for string quartet in a performance by the French ensemble, the Ysaÿe Quartet with a reading of a text by French philosopher Michel Serres.

The Hadra Tounsia where the sung texts and poetry evoke spiritual leaders, such as Abu Hassan Chadili, Mihriz Ibn Khalaf, Abdelkader Jilani, Ali Azzouz, Mohamed Ben Aissa, recognized and revered throughout the Muslim world and particularly in Tunisia and the Maghreb.

In addition to sacred music, a symposium, films and exhibitions.
dance is on the programme this year:
Panti Pusaka Budaya presents sacred dances of Bali
Belen Maya, the flamenco dancer offers a modern and quasi contemporary approach to the dance of the Gypsies of Spain.

The festival kicks off with the legendary American soprano Jessye Norman and ends with the great African voice of Ismâèl Lô accompanied by the singers of the Hamadchas brotherhood of Fez.

Fez Sacred Music Festival Web Site

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Contact: Tel: (212) 35 65 28 16/17/18

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