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Morocco is world renowned as the holy city of Islam religion; the other thing it is most famous for is Fez festival of world sacred music. The Fez festival is held annually every year in the holy city of Fez. This famous festival is held mostly in the months of May and June every year. The 13th annual Fez music festival was held from June 01, 2007 to June 09, 2007.

The fez festival of world sacred music brings together the performers from all around the world for a week to showcase their talent and share their musical experiences from different cultures. This great music festival mainly represents the spiritual heart of Islam that is peaceful, generous, and pluralistic. More and more visitors are getting attracted to this great annual Fez music festival as it dissolves music boundaries between the countries.

The musical festival in Fes starts with a different theme every year. The Fez music festival of the year 2007 had started with the theme essence of time, and spirit of place. The year 2007 marked the 800th anniversary of the great Islamic poet, sage and Islamic guide Jallaludin Rumi. This great poet's wisdom and heritage was celebrated throughout the entire Fez festival. Jallaludin Rumi’s vision is relevant even in the 21st century as he teaches universal love and community. Along with the great musicians, this festival also brings together the politicians, academicians, and social activists to discuss the urgent issues of our times.

The Fez festival of world sacred music has featured famous musician worldwide including Ravi Shankar, Bartabas, Angelique Kidjo, Johnny Klegg, Parissa, Youssou N’Dour, and many other famous names in the world music scene. The Fez sacred music festival has lured many artistic musicians and international music lovers from around the world year after year. The Fez Music festival has also inspired many other music festivals around the world including World festival of sacred music that is also held annually in Olympia, Washington, USA.

To know more about fez festival of world sacred music, please browse through Fez Sacred Music Festival 2011 Program.

 
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