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The female voices of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music  

Written by FDM

“Fez, at the confluence of cultures”, is the guiding thread of the 25th edition chosen by organizers of the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music. From June 14th to 22nd, exceptional artists will be performing, including many feminine and powerful voices.

From India to Cuba, via the United States and Iran. The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music returns from June 14 to 22 and promises a unique musical journey. For the 25th edition, the organizers have notably invited incredible female artists as Michelle David accompanied by the Gospel Sessions. An explosive voice that will surely hit the public on June 17, from Detroit, Marvin Gaye, and Diana Ross, to Chicago to Louisiana.

On June 16, the Persian sacred music will be honored. On stage, Sahar Mohammadi, one of the most beautiful voices of Persian classical singing, alongside Haig Sarikouyoumdjian. On the 18th of June, India will be in the spotlight with a show that highlights the feminine artistic creativity marked by the refinement and the imagination of gestures,  words, as the organizers explained on their website in the presentation of the Meera group.

On June 19, pioneers are expected such as Obini Batá, a formation initiated 25 years ago by three female dancers of the National Company of Cuban Folk Dance. They dared to challenge the male tradition of percussionists by becoming the first women to play batá, drum, Santeria, Afro-Cuban religion. The same day, it is the songs of the mountains, from the Balkans to the Middle Atlas, which will resonate in Fez. Indeed, it is the unprecedented meeting of Svetlana Spajic and Cherifa, two iconic figures of the transmission of the oral heritage, the pastoral voices of the Serbian and Berber mountains. Do not miss it!