Fez - Heavy rain and storms today in Fez have forced the organizing committee of the 21st annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music to postpone tonight’s Spirit of Africa concert scheduled at Bab al Makina.
Fez – Heavy rain and storms today in Fez have forced the organizing committee of the 21st annual Fez Festival of World Sacred Music to postpone tonight’s Spirit of Africa concert scheduled at Bab al Makina.
“The Spirit of Africa concert scheduled tonight at Bab Makina at 21h has been postponed due to weather conditions (rain and thunderstorms),” a press communique obtained by Morocco World News stated.
“We will inform you tonight of the new date. The Fes Festival would like to welcome you under better weather conditions,” the communique added.
The Fez Festival for the World Sacred Music is usually held during the second part of June. However, because Ramadan begins this year around June 18 or 19, the organizing committee decided to advance the date of the festival to late May. But this year’s festival has coincided with unseasonal heavy rain, not anticipated or planned for by the organizing committee of the Festival.
Tunisian singer Saber Roubai’s concert on Saturday night was delayed for two nearly hours due to technical difficulties caused by the heavy rain that has inundated Morocco’s spiritual capital this weekend. The electrical sound system was impaired and most of the seats in the open-air venue were too wet to sit on forcing many in the audience to stand throughout the concert.