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Raquel Bitton, fresh from the Fes Festival, on Africamix

Amadou & Mariam at the Fes Festival 2014

TheFes Festival of World Sacred Musicin Morocco explores the vast repertoire of music and rhythms created across the globe since the dawn of time. 

French jazz singer and recording artist Raquel Bitton has been heralded as the greatest interpreter of the music from the Edith Piaf repertoire, and was born in Marrakech, Morocco.  She has just returned from this incredible world music event and will be Emmanuel Nado's guest on this Thursday's Africamix.

She’ll take you on an audio journey to Fes, describing this amazing city and the artists who performed there, including Youssou Ndour, Rokia Traore and 13 years old sensation Nouhaila El Kalai.  Thursday at 9pm.

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.