Volubilis: The Festival of Traditional Music from July 22 to 25

The International Festival of Traditional World Music of Volubilis will be held in the city of Meknes from July 22 to 25.

Placed under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, this artistic event, on the initiative of the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Communication, takes place on the archaeological site of Volubilis and in Meknes.

Organized in collaboration with the Prefectural Council of Meknes, the municipality of Meknes and the municipality Mechoir Stinia, this festival aims to strengthen artistic creativity and openness to world cultures through artistic dialogue.

The International Festival of Traditional Music of the World of Volubilis is part of festivals such as the Festival of Jerash and the Festival of Carthage, and constitutes an annual meeting to build bridges between the past, present and future, and to celebrate the cultural heritage under its various forms.

This festival provides for the programming of artistic evenings animated by artists and folk groups from Morocco and abroad, including Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Spain and France, in addition to Morocco.

The International Festival of Traditional Music of the World of Volubilis, aims to highlight the tourist, civilizational and historical characteristics of the sites and territorial and geographical spaces of Volubilis, Zerhoun, and Meknes.

This event is part of the festivals organized by the ministry as part of its strategy to preserve cultural and artistic heritage and protect intangible heritage in its various creative and expressive manifestations, according to a statement from the organizers.