Experience Music Festivals in Morocco
If you are visiting on holiday make sure you check out when the next music festivals in Morocco are being held. It is a great way to experience Moroccan culture with like minded music lovers.
Fez Sacred Music Festival
When : June
Artists from around the world flock to Morocco’s spiritual capital during the annual Fez Sacred Music Festival. The event features performances in a variety of styles, ranging from local Sufi chants to haunting gypsy songs from Spain – a romantic setting for a fine selection of devotional music.
To satisfy even the most demanding customer, organizers add annual spectaculars to each year’s program. There are also concerts on the Bab Boujloud Square, children’s educational activities and the famous Sufi nights at Dar Tazi.
Fes Festival website
Essaouira Gnaoua World Music Festival
When : May
Gnawa and World Music Festival is a 4 day World Music Festival held in Essaouira celebrating Gnaoua music and culture.
Popular 9-day music festival takes place in May every year in Rabat. The festival celebrates music from around the globe. therefore, there are a huge number of international music stars that come to perform.
Desert Symphony Festival
National Festival of Popular Arts
For two weeks every June, Marrakesh plays host to The Festival of Popular Arts . The festival showcases traditional Moroccan arts and culture, with performances of dance, beber music, plays and craft displays.
Tangier Jazz Festival
When : 9th – 13th September 2015
Since 2000 Tangier has hosted the annual Jazz festival, Tanjazz.
Festival de Casablanca
A musical celebration of some of the giants of the musical world.
Corniche, Phare d’El Hank; Place Rachidi; Sidi Bernoussi sports complex; Ben M’Sick, Ifriquia district.
When : April
Each year the Jazzablanca Festival takes place in April bringing jazz musicians and fans to Casablanca from around the world.
Jazzablanca Festival website
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