Monthly Archives: June 2011

Layla and other assorted love songs from Fez

June 4, 2011

Thus has temporarily relocated to the heart and heat of the Arab world’s oldest medieval medina. I’ve been to Fez before so I’m skipping the tourist highlights; the tannery where they cure leather for bags and jackets with pigeon guano and human piss; the curly slippers; the New Age Frenchies. I’m staying in the eclectic Riad Damia with its vast vestibule and TWO 1940s stereograms on the edge of the oldest part of town. The Fez Sacred Music Festival, now in its 17th year,  started last night with a visit from royalty and... More