One Night in Fez

Photograph by Omar Chennafi for TIME

Eclectic Place Boujloud is a festival venue

With its Sufi chanters, Judeo-Arabic poets, African-American jazz saxophonists and international headliners (this year it's Björk and Joan Baez), Morocco's annual Festival of World Sacred Music is exquisitely eclectic. Now in its 18th year, the festival is held in the nation's cultural capital, Fez, where music will ring out across the medina — the UNESCO World Heritage old town — from tiled courtyards, lush gardens and other venues. After performances, which this year are being held from June 8 to 16, the evening beckons seductively. Let those in the know offer suggestions for a night out in Morocco's oldest imperial city....

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