Fes - Princess Lalla Salma chaired Friday in Fes, the opening ceremony of the 20th Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, held on June 13-21 under the auspices of King Mohammed VI, under the theme "The Conference of the Birds, "Journey of Cultures."
Fes – Princess Lalla Salma chaired Friday in Fes, the opening ceremony of the 20th Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, held on June 13-21 under the auspices of King Mohammed VI, under the theme “The Conference of the Birds, “Journey of Cultures.”
Princess Lalla Salma joined the official stand where Her Royal Highness chaired the opening show of the festival, an original composition of traditional songs and dance entitled “Conference of Birds.”
A true masterpiece of performing and visual arts, this show is inspired by the “Song Bird,” a tale of 13th century-Persian mystic poet Farid ud-Din Attar.
Like previous editions, the Festival of World Sacred Music offers a selection of musical expressions of different traditions and cultures of the world, free concerts, and Sufi nights, and other educational activities.
The festival has brought together artists from across the world, notably Rokia Traoré (Mali-June 14), Roberto Alagna (France-June14), Youssou Indour (Senegal-June 15), Johnny Clegg (South Africa- June 15), Luzmila Carpio (Bolivia- June 15) Bardic Divas (Kazakhstan-June 16), Kadim Al Sahir (Iraq-June 20), and Buddy Guy Legend (USA-June 21).
Since its creation in 1994, the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music aims to harness the arts and spirituality in the service of human and social development, and the relationship between peoples and cultures.