Fez Sacred Music Festival 2008 (6 -14 June)

Thanks to Lumen, here is the provisional programme in English

Friday 6 June
Jessye Norman (USA) with the Orchestre Lyrique Régional Avignon, Provence (France), directed by Racael Worby

Saturday 7 June morning
Songs of the Christian Churches of the East
Ghada Shbéïr (Lebanon) (BBC World Music Award 2007)

Saturday 7 June evening
Night of Sacred Afro-American and Sufi Songs Spirituals/Hymns/Qawwali/Gospel (Pakistan/USA)
Faiz Ali Faiz Ensemble and Bernice Johnson Reagon and the Sacred Sound Ensemble

Sunday 8 June morning
Sacred Songs of the Lapps from Northern Scandinavia
Mari Boine (Norway)

Sunday 8 June evening
Peace Songs
Joan Baez (USA) (to be confirmed)

Monday 9 June morning
Traditional Sacred Songs
Huong Thanh (Vietnam)

Monday 9 June evening (in the Merenides Quarry)
Dibujos Flamenco Dance Creation
Belen Maya (Spain)

Tuesday 10 June morning
Jesus Meine Freunde (JS Bach)
Ensemble Cantus Cölln (Germany)

Tuesday 10 June evening (in the Merinides Quarry)
Traditional Sacred Dance from Bali
I Made Djimat Ensemble (Indonesia)

Wednesday 11 June morning
The Seven Last Words of Christ (J Haydn)
Quatuor Ysaÿe with soloist Michel Serres (France)

Thursday 12 June morning
Traditional Sacred Sephardic songs
La Rosa Enflorese (Belgium)

Thursday 12 June evening
Evening of Moroccan music (to be confirmed)

Friday 13 June morning
Popular Sacred Songs of the Tuaregs
Ensemble des Femmes Tartit (Mali)

Friday 13 June evening
Mohamed Abdou (Saudi Arabia)

Saturday 14 June morning
Hindu Devotional Songs in the Tradition of Northern India
Madhup Mudghal (India) (to be confirmed)

Saturday 14 June evening
From Dakar to Fez: from Heart to Soul
Ismael Lô (Senegal) with the Tijaniya Sufi Brotherhood or the Hamadcha Sufi Brotherhood of Fez (Morocco)


Photographic Exhibition: The Earthen Mosques of Mali – Christian Schuytiser

Film: Latcho Drom by Tony Gatliff (on gypsies from Rajasthan to Andalusia – premiered at the Cannes Festival)