Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – The Fez Singers, Morocco’s premiere Sacred Music ensemble, will make its North American Debut on Wednesday June 9th, 2004, at the Moyer Student Union Ballroom on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The Interfaith Council of Southern Nevada is the presenter of event, featuring Abdel Fattah Bennis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:00 p.m. $25 suggested donation per ticket. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://wamq.com/fez.
The Fez Singers bring generations of experience to the traditional art of Moroccan a cappella vocals. With an intensity and level of technical and artistic intricacy that displays this art at its finest, they have dominated the Fez Sacred Music Festival with their annual performances and are rapidly establishing a powerful reputation in the world music arena. The Fez Singers, debuting in the United States, perform regularly for the King of Morocco and have dominated the Fez Sacred Music festival year after year with their stellar vocal stylings. The most well known of the Fez Singers works is their recent recording of the epic Arabic Poem of the Cloak, the Burda, written by al-Busiri. In this production, the Burda is intertwined with extracts from the Hamziyya, another al-Busiri poem. This recording was the first to blend al-Busiri’s poems with the Andalusian vocal style for a Western audience. An audio sample can be heard atsandala.co.uk.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Las Vegas Al-Maun (Neighborly Needs)
For out of town guests, a block of rooms have been reserved at the MGM Grand
Hotel ~2 miles from UNLV. Use Promo Code: ADB514 (Interfaith Council of Southern
Nevada) when reserving either a Double Queen or King room for only $99/night for
Wednesday June 9, 2004 and/or Thursday June 10, 2004. These rooms are normally
$129/night and are available on a first come, first serve basis. Call MGM
directly at 1-877-880-0880 to reserve a room.
Group ticket rates, sponsorships and vending tables are available. Contact the
organizers for more information: http://wamq.com/fez. Contact: Ahmed M. Monib,
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