ALC-ALIF Book Club Meeting

ALC-ALIF Book Club Meeting
Saturday, February 8 at 1 PM in Room 1
All are welcome to join us to read and discuss “The Masque of the Red Death,” a classic yet timely story by Edgar Allan Poe on the intersection of contagious disease and human response.
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Trip to the Sahara

Friday, February 7th 2020

ALIF is sponsoring a trip to the beautiful dunes of Southern Morocco!
We will depart from ALIF at 12:30 pm on Friday and arrive in Erfoud around 8 pm to spend the night in Hotel Chegui with a buffet dinner, music and swimming.
After a relaxing morning swim and breakfast, we will head for the dunes, arriving at Kasbat Said one hour later where a lunch will be served.
In late afternoon, we will ride camels on an overnight trek to the oasis to watch the sunset on Saturday night. We’ll leave Merzouga early Sunday morning after breakfast and should be back in Fez by 7:30 pm
The cost for this excursion, including all transportation, meals and hotel expenses is 1400 dh including camels.
We will have a very short MANDATORY orientation meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6th, at 12:45 in room 1 to discuss the itineraries and what to bring.
PLEASE SIGN UP on the board in the garden by Wednesday 5th at 6 PM

Barakah in Fez: Jazz Fusion Concert

Barakah in Fez: Jazz Fusion Concert
Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fez Medina

Barakah is a Vienna-based band with emphasis on fusion music. Through the fascination with free improvisation, rhythmical richness, world music and the exploration of new sounds, the Egyptian drummer Sherif Abdalla and the Austrian saxophonist Anton Prettler founded the band ”Barakah” in summer of 2017.

Soon afterwards, the band expanded to five musicians. The pianist Paulo Correa from Paraguay, the bassist Markus Dutka from Austria and German violinist Constanze Friedel joined them and added their own ideas of music to the band.

Together they explore, experiment and try to exceed their own creativity. With absolute artistic freedom the band Barakah, or ”blessing” in Arabic, strives to live out its meaning and create its own distinct style of music.

Anton Prettler – Sax
Martin Demmer – Guitar
Xiaotong Tong – Trumpet
Paulo Correa – Keys
Markus Dutka – Bass
Sherif Abdalla – Drums

Here’s an example of their brilliant work:

This concert is free and open to the general public.

Fez Creative Women’s Circle: Giving Value to our Work

Fez Creative Women’s Circle: Giving Value to our Work
Saturday, February 1 at 3:30 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

Please join us if you have ANY creative pursuit or career which you feel you would like support and fellowship in. The creative process can be a lonely one, and we want to offer a space for you to share your work, find encouragement, and seek personal and professional growth.

For more info please contact Miriam:

Photography Club: Fine Art Photography Workshop with Nicol Vizioli

Photography Club: Fine Art Photography Workshop with Nicol Vizioli
Sunday, February 2 at 3:30 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha, Fes Medina

Nicol Vizioli is an Italian artist whose practice is mainly based on photography. Coming from a fine art background her work draws upon many different influences: the natural and animal world, mythology, literature and finally painting. Her photographic work is the convergence point, a visual realization of these imaginary worlds. With the same principles, Nicol is also exploring different media, and she is currently working on her second film project. After a degree in Cinema she moved to London, where she graduated from MA Photography at University of The Arts London, with first class honors in 2011.

Her work has been exhibited in several places and international art fairs such as Scope Basel, Miami, Somerset House, the Zabludowicz Collection, The XV Biennale de la Mediterranée, Milan, London and many others.