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LOOK: The Transcendent Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

Posted 04.28.2014 | Religion

A blind man of truly awesome height and girth moves towards the stage – led with tenderness by a respectful acolyte. Said Hafid, the master singer f...

'Paris Style, Arabic Spice': Finding France in Morocco

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Marrakech may be a mystery in the dark. An expert's puzzle. We knew this. And we came for it. But in the maze of twisty streets and market souks, we are hunting a kind of familiarity, too.

Reflecting on Al Andalus: Living Legacies and the Power of Myth

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Probing the history of Al Andalus is a reminder that myths have powerful holds on cultures and identities, both good and bad.

Time Travel in Morocco

Curtis Ellis | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

In an increasingly homogenized world, Morocco retains a unique sense of place. I wanted to experience it lest the forces of globalization scrub its distinct colors.

WATCH: Getting Dirty In Morocco

Richard Wiese | Posted 10.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I've always felt that in order to understand people from another culture or a profession, you need to walk in their shoes. Or, in the case of the famous tanneries of Morocco, stomp barefoot in the byproducts of pigeons.

Music For The Soul In Fes, Morocco: A Sama'a Concert

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The Sama'a conveys a sense of joy and energy. It is open and driven by love of God, and respect and caring for humankind.

PHOTOS: A Moroccan Sahara Odyssey

Charlotte Temple | Posted 06.17.2012 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

The sun was setting and there was nothing but bright orange sand as far as the eye could see. No noise, no pollution and no one else for miles and miles.

Fes Festival: A Spiritual Take On The Palestine-Israel Conflict And The Arab Spring

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.09.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

Can the "spirit of Fes" help in breaking the vicious cycle of hate and indifference? Can it restore human dignity to the stalemate and hurt? Can this blend of history and present, spiritual and material, help bring solutions?

From Fes with Love: Bridging Cultural Divides with Music, Art, and Dialogue

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

What the alchemy of Fes represents is something that is at the very heart of what so many of us who speak of social justice are striving for: a willingness to listen and to hear, to understand and to learn across cultures.

Global Beat Fusion: The Romance of Tinariwen

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Derek Beres

I wonder if people in India that watch American Idol understand all the lyrics, or if medina dwellers in Fes, where I saw 2Pac and Biggie t-shirts constantly, comprehend the hooks they're singing.