Top 5 music festivals taking place in North Africa
Although music is universal and has no borders, discover below five music festivals that take place in the north of the African continent.
Felabration in Nigeria
The Felabration Festival was created in 1998 in honour of Fela Kuti, the inventor of Afrobeat, by his son, Yeni Kuti. The festival is held every year in October in Ikeja, Nigeria, and includes the unmissable Afrobeat, but also R&B, reggae, afropop and dancehall.
World Sacred Music in Morocco in Fez
The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music was created in 1994. It takes place every year at the beginning of June, in Fez, Morocco, and welcomes artists of different genres, with the aim of promoting peace between peoples. This festival lasts about ten days.
Voodoo in Benin
The Voodoo Festival takes place every year on January 10th in Ouidah, Benin, where the Voodoo religion was born. This religion is in the spotlight of the festival. More than 10 000 people attend this festival every year where animal sacrifices, parades of musicians, dances, ceremonies and concerts of traditional music are mixed together.
Sandbox in Egypt
The Sandbox Festival takes place every year in El Gouna on the Red Sea coast. It is ideal for electronic music lovers and will be the perfect opportunity to listen live to famous DJs from all over the world.
Oasis in Morocco
The Oasis Festival is quite recent. Created in 2015, it is now considered as a must-see festival of electronic music in Marrakech.