It reverbs like a surround-sound metal band that suddenly starts playing holy music.We have come to Fez to cover the Festival Of Sacred Music, one of the major musical events of Morocco.
yet it's the closest we will get to the actual event.Its aim is "to harness the arts and spirituality to promote human and social development and to foster harmony between people and cultures." Artists like Björk, Joan Baez, Archie Shepp and lots of big Arabic names perform in front of Bab Al Makina, a monumental gate and the main entrance to the Royal Palace. If you are lucky you can see locals crowd surfing to sufi music there.Sitting on the rooftop terrace of our hotel in the Fez medina we hear an awesome Arabic cover-version of 'Seven Nation Army' by The White Stripes in the background.Cases like this make a mockery of the judiciary in Russia while making the artists heroes in the eyes of the people. I protest the conviction and sentencing of Pussy Riot to a penal colony for two years for a 40 second performance extolling their political opinions.