Program #1831

Dramatically set in the largest extant medieval city in the world, the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music is one of the world's most unique and enterprising musical events. On this edition of New Sounds, we hear live performances by three talented women representing the three Abrahamic religions: Houria Aichi (pictured)sings north African Sufi songs; Angelique Ionatos performs songs by Mikis Theodorakis; Christiane Zaidline sings Hassidic music.

PROGRAM #1831, from the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music





Houria Aïchi

Live, Batha Museum, Fez, Morocco, 29 June 2000

Framedrum duet [3:00]
Il n'y a Dieu que Dieu, tendre est notre Seigneur [3:30]
Sidi Sallimen [13:00]

Aïchi's CDs are available in many better stores**

Angelique Ionatos

Live, Batha Museum, Fez, Morocco, 25 June 2000

M. Theodorakis: The Angel's Cry, parts 7 [3:30] and 12 [2:30]

Ionatos has two CDs of her own music available online and in better stores. These pieces are not yet commercially available, but many other works by Mikis Theodorakis can be found in most record shops, or online.

Karoline Zaïdline

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

Hassidic song to Jerusalem [3:30]

Not commercially available.

Houria Aïchi

Live, Batha Museum, Fez, Morocco, 29 June 2000

Khaounia [7:30]
Allah hala ya Habiby [6:30]
El Hazhezh, excerpt [2:30]

See above.

Recordings from the annual Fez Festival are available from Sounds True Recordings, in Boulder, Colorado.

For more information about the annual Fez Festival Of World Sacred Music, go to their website at

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page