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Gnawa and World Music Festival: a 22nd edition rich in musical culture

Written by FDM

The musical event Gnawa and World Music Essaouira is held from June 20 to 23, 2019. Faithful to its tradition, Essaouira’s Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde will propose unprecedented stage fusions between artists from around the world.

The unmissable festival invites us this year, to attend more than 20 concerts that will attract a young audience from all over Morocco, and from around the world to be part of this conviviality that we know so well.

The opening concert of this 22nd edition will be given by “Gnaoua Rumba Connection” who will open the ball. The greatest maâlems and artists of great talent, including Maâlem Hamid El Kasri and Maâlem Hassan Boussou, will share with generosity and energy moments of original and daring musical exploration.

Randy Weston

Essaouira’s Gnawa and World Music Festival will honor the memory of the pioneer of the gnawa-jazz fusion Randy Weston, who passed away last September. This tribute, scheduled for June 20-23, will focus on three highlights: a Lila, an exhibition and the screening of a documentary.

Hamid el Kasri & Susheela Raman

This new edition will invite the public to the trip with an unprecedented fusion between two artists with a recognized musical audacity, namely, the Maalem Hamid El Kasri and the Tamil-born British singer, Susheela Raman, on Saturday, June 22nd on the Moulay stage Hassan, from 11:40 pm. A real national and African event is expected. Stay tuned!

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