“The real meaning of travel, like that of a conversation by the fireside, is the discovery of oneself through contact with other people, and its condition is self-commitment in the dialogue.” Paul Tournier
"Who lives sees much. Who travels sees more." - Arab proverb
For travelers from all over the world who seek to celebrate and share what is sacred and traditional. Festivals and celebrations are what this destination offers best. They will meet from all parts of the world in different cities for different music festivals. The 21st Annual World Sacred Music Festival, where leading musicians of world caliber will share sacred music from the spiritual traditions of both East & West. This is one of the best sacred music events adding the Gnaoua trance music Festival of Essaouira, the Sufi Culture festival of Fez and the one of a kind for sufi music and chants, the Imilchil betrothal festival, a tradition to meet for a Marriage fair of a thousand year. Join in the spirit of this unique multi-cultural events and experience the beauty and majesty of the world's most moving spiritual music.
Imilchl is a small high Atlas village at an altitude of 8,430 feet. For the young men and girls of the area, it is a tradition from Neolithic time still survive in it authentic traditional setting for young men and women to get married and for the elderly Nomadic tribesmen to get to exchange pasturage grazing valleys as the should be rotatted for next season. The Betrothal Festival is staged on the site of the tomb of the old wise man, who is venerated in the High Atlas. It is a time for some 30,000 people from the mountains to assemble in tents for three festive days with their flocks, horses and camels. It is an occasion for the young girls to wear and show their finery, and their sumptuous silver jewelry and to dance the day and night away under the sun and the stars.