Program #1830

The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music takes place each June in the imperial city of Morroco, and brings together many of the world's sacred music traditions, from Sufi, Islamic, medieval Christian and Sephardic expressions to African-American gospel. On this edition of New Sounds, we hear music recorded on location at the 2000 event, by Houria Aichi, Aruna Sairam, Rabbi Haim Louk, and the Arab-Andalousian Orchestra of Fez, and much more.

PROGRAM #1830, Music from the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, 2000
(First aired on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000)





Houria Aïchi

Live, Batha Museum, Fez, Morocco

29 June 2000

Khaounia [7:30]

Aïchi's CDs are available in many better stores** or online at or , among others.

Rabbi Haïm Louk with the Arabo/Andalousian Orchestra of Fez, Mohamed Briouel, conductor

Live at the Bab Makina, Fez, Morocco, June 28, 2000

Kel Elyon Shokhen [15:30]

Not commercially available. A similar piece with Albert Bouhadanna is on the Fez Festival CD Hamdulillah, Sounds True #M108.** (PRMS* or or 1-800-333-9185)

Ahmed Azami Hassani

Live, Le Maison Bleu, Fez, Morocco, June 27, 2000

Noubat Gharibat Al Houssine [7:00]

Not commercially available.

Aruna Sairam Ensemble

Live, Batha Museum, Fez, Morocco,

26 June 2000

Kannan [4:30]

Aruna Sairam's CD "Padam" is available on Ocora Records, and available online at and other music sites.

Nass El Ghiwane

Live at the Bab Makina, Fez, Morocco, June 29, 2000

La Illa Ha Ilallah [5:30]

Unidentified song [3:30]

Nass El Ghiwane has 4 CDs available online. Try

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