World Festival of Sacred Music in Morocco highlights urgency of "water"

Source: Xinhua| 2017-05-21 18:55:47|Editor: Zhou Xin
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RABAT, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The 23rd World Festival of Sacred Music closed late on Saturday in Morocco's old city of Fez, with China as guest of honor.

Held under the theme "Water and the Sacred," traditional artists from different corner of the world highlighted environmental issues and the the importance of water as the source of life and inspiration nourishing both the body and the soul.

Through its parallel lectures and debates, the festival explored the symbolism of water and urged the world to reconcile with the environment and mobilize for the future generations and the planet.

During the nine-day festival, the historical city of Fez medina became the beating heart and melting-pot of artistic expression, philosophical reflection and precious exchange that nourish a spiritual community built upon the knowledge that difference is of value.

Starting in 1994, the annual festival was designated in 2001 by the United Nations as one of the major events contributing in remarkable fashion to the dialogue between civilizations.