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mapping 2019

The Sacred Music Festival in Fez – which concerts will you be attending?

This year’s Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is a shorter-than-usual version over four days, 9-12 June, with the theme Architecture and the Sacred. Now that the programme is available in English and will soon be on the festival’s website (www.fesfestival.com), let’s take a look at what’s on offer this year. Note: These are MY

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birdcages on the walls

A Sunday morning wander in the Fez medina

We started in Lihoudi, in the northeastern corner of the medina. As you might guess from the name, this was once a Jewish area where jewellers and goldsmiths plied their trade. Out of respect for local residents, the mosque was built without a minaret so the call to prayer would not sound out over this

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ramadan

Visiting Morocco during Ramadan

Ramadan in 2022 starts around 1 April and ends around 28 April. We can’t be more precise because it depends on sighting the moon. So should you venture into Morocco during Ramadan? There’s no reason why not, and the insights you’ll gain into the people and culture will enhance your experience. What you need to

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