Morocco hosts one of the biggest festivals on the African continent only weeks from now.
June 7-15 sees the 19th World Sacred Music Festival in the imperial city of Fes, featuring an eclectic range of outstanding music from around the globe.
The nine-day festival, one of Fes' most exciting occasions, includes both paid and free performances at various locations around the sacred destination.
These include the Batha Museum, Bab Boujloud and the Bab Al Makina, which offers an especially striking backdrop to the concerts at night.
Traditional top-class music performances marry with dancing and other acts to provide a rich and wide selection of cultural entertainment.
Sufi gatherings and local spiritual music concentrating on Fes in particular and Morocco in general will also abound.
This year two new innovations will see the recently renovated Jnan Sbil Gardens open throughout the festival, featuring music and acrobats from Tangier, and an afternoon of workshops with masters of choreography and music at Dar Mokri.
Tourists contemplating city breaks to Fes to coincide with the festival or outside the jamboree can note it is well connected by train to many other leading Moroccan destinations.
It can also be reached by bus and the Saiss Airport, service by plenty of taxis, lies a few miles outside of Fes.
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