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LP cover of Nass El Ghiwane (source: Elektropeasant)

Nass El Ghiwane

Troubadours of the Old and New Morocco

For decades now, Nass El Ghiwane have fascinated audiences with their individual stylistic blend of Gnawa trance music and social protest songs. Their popularity is such that they've been dubbed the "Moroccan Beatles". Andreas Kirchgäßner profiles the groupMore

A djembe group performing at the Gnawa Festival in Essaouira (photo: © Karim Tibari/Festival d'Essaouira Gnaoua)

15th Gnawa Music Festival in Morocco

A Festival of Fusion

As dynamic as ever in its fifteenth year, the Gnawa and World Music Festival brings together Gnawa trance and the great performers of world music, jazz and pop in the picturesque and very windy city of Essaouira on Morocco's Atlantic coast. Andreas Kirchgäßner took in the atmosphereMore