The annual National Popular Arts Festival , or Festival National des Arts Populaires will take place in Marrakech from 17-21 July, 2013. A popular Marrakech cultural event, during the five days, many outdoor venues throughout Marrakech will play host to traditional folk performers from all over Morocco. A highlight is the El Badi Palace – its courtyards in particular will be packed with artists and spectators.
Previous years saw performances from Berber musicians and dancers from the High Atlas, Andalus-inspired musicians from the north, together with belly dancers and Gnaoua musicians. At time of writing this year’s programme has yet to be announced but will likely include similar content.