RABAT, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The 23rd Festival of World Sacred Music will be held on May 12-20 in Morocco's old city of Fes, according to the festival's website posted on Sunday.
Choosing water as its theme for this year's edition, the 23rd edition of the festival will feature a number of renown traditional artists from all over the world, Abderrafih Zouitene, the President of the festival, said in a note on its website.
"This vital choice of theme responds to the need to make the greatest number of people aware of the ecological problems of the planet and upon whose solutions depends the very fate of humanity," Zouitene added.
As a guest of honor, "China will present some of its great millennia-old traditions," Zouitene said.
Founded in 1994, the Festival was designated in 2001 by the United Nations as one of the major events contributing in remarkable fashion to the dialogue between civilisations.