Marrakech Popular Arts Festival (Festival National des Arts Populaires)
|Country and Region||Morocco — Marrakech - Tensift - Al Haouz|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Marrakech, Marrakech - Tensift - Al Haouz, Morocco|
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Festival National des Arts Populaires
There is never a dull moment in this teeming city designed to inflict sensory overload, but during thesummer Popular Arts Festival, Marrakech is more frenzied and alive than ever, the already-packedstreets are even more crowded with an abundance of tourists and Moroccans avid for fun. Artists,craftsmen, vendors, musicians, acrobats, fire-swallowers and dancers hold performances in everycorner of the city, with the centre of the action at the ruined 16th-century Badi Palace, once the heartof the powerful Saadian Dynasty. One of the most popular features is the "fantasia', a choreographedtrick horse-riding spectacle held each evening in a field near the Bab Jdid just outside the city walls.
|Festival Dates||June 20 - 24, 2012|