The “Well of Hope” at the ALIF Riad

“The “Well of Hope” at the ALIF Riad on Sunday, May 21 at 6:30 PM
6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

In keeping with the theme of this year’s music festival, the Well of Hope is a short metaphorical tale about the power of cultural exchange in today’s troubled world.
The text, by Kay d’Astorg, will be read in Arabic by Moroccan actress, Amal Ayouch, accompanied by the Oud of Hamza El Fasiki.

موازاة مع موضوع مهرجان الموسيقى لهذه السنة، ستقوم الممثلة أمل عيوش بقراءة نص “بئر الأمل” لكاي أستورغ بالعربية على أنغام عود حمزة الفاسيقي

بئر الأمل” يسرد حكاية مجازية قصيرة حول قوة التبادل الثقافي في عالم اليوم المضطرب”

المترجم: نور الدين ضرار

Corina Kwami in Concert in the ALIF Riad

Corina Kwami in Concert!
Friday, May 12 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha


Corina Kwami is an entertainer in jazz, swing, soul and funk on stage and dance halls in London, UK. She sings original and standard tunes for jazz dancers, big bands, blues ensembles and funk groups. Her original work combines these genres to tell stories about living in a city and coming of age. The work is strongly influenced by living in different cities – NYC, DC, Rabat, Geneva, Berlin, Kigali and London. Her most recent project includes a tour using song to tell the story of jazz in Berlin.

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.

ALIF Lecture Series: “The Contemporary Debate Over the “Scientific Miracles” of the Qur’ān”

“The Contemporary Debate Over the “Scientific Miracles” of the Qur’ān”
A lecture by Stefano Bigliardi
Wednesday, May 10th at 6:15 p.m.
Room 30

Stefano Bigliardi, drawing upon the research that resulted in his 2014 monograph “Islam and the Quest for Modern Science” and in his recent article “The ‘Scientific Miracle of the Qur’ān,’ Pseudoscience, and Conspiracism” (Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 52-1, March 2017), will discuss a precise classification of the exegetical trend known as iʿjāz ʿilmī, as well as the criticism leveled at it on behalf of Muslim authors and scientists.
Stefano Bigliardi obtained a PhD in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bologna in 2008. He later joined as lecturer and researcher at the faculty of CMES (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) at Lund University, Sweden. Between 2013 and 2015, he served as a philosophy teacher at Tec de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe, Mexico City. Between 2015 and 2016, he was a fellow of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Since September 2016 he serves as an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.

This lecture is open to the general public

ALC Fes Merit Scholars for Spring 2017

Congratulations Spring Term Merit Scholars!!

Beginning 2 Loubna Nouichi
Beginning 3 Rajae Sabir
Beginning 4 Oumaima Dkhissi
Beginning 5 Rita Lamrani
Beginning 6 Afaf Abdellaoui
Beginning 7 Fawaz Abbas Hamid Al Saad
Intermediate 1 Mourad Rahmouni
Intermediate 2 Ghita Benseddik
Intermediate 3 Houda Aiboud
Intermediate 4 Abir Mrini
Intermediate 5 Zineb El Yarmani
Intermediate 6 Inas El Mrini
Advanced 1 Mohammed Amine Zernoun
Advanced 2 Asmae Yakkaoui
Advanced 3 Taha Jai
Advanced 4 Aya Lafdili
Advanced 5 Achraf Belkasmi
Advanced 6 Zineb El Filali

These students have been chosen as ALC-Fez Merit Scholars based on their outstanding academic performance for the past several terms. They will receive a 100% reduction in tuition fees for one term.