August 14, 2017
Morocco is no stranger to festivals, and many of its annual events are internationally famous, including the Mawazine, Gnaoua World Music, and Fes World Sacred Music festivals. Though many of the major music events have passed, keep these festivals in mind if you happen to be traveling to Morocco in the upcoming months:
Over a year in the making, the first edition of “Juste Pour Rire: Agadir” (Just for Laughs: Agadir) will take place August 23-26. It will bring together more than 30 artists from six countries, including Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria, in what the organizers hope becomes an annual comedy event in the seaside resort of Agadir.
The 10th annual Festival of Sufi Culture in Fes will take place from October 14-21, offering a rediscovery of “artistic, intellectual, and spiritual richness” in Moroccan culture and a reaffirmation of the openness and peace embodied in Islamic mysticism.
The 8th edition of the Taragalte Festival celebrating nomadic heritage and world music will take place October 27-29 in M’Hamid El Ghizlane, an oasis town in southern Morocco. Artists will celebrate the music, poetry, and cultural traditions of the desert.