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Gnaoua Festival Tour 2022: Essaouira capital of Tagnaouite

For the Gnaoua Festival Tour 2022, eleven of the most famous maâlems of beautiful Mogador and a host of international artists meet the public for colorful musical fusion performances and concerts of the pure Gnaoua repertoire, during twelve concerts, Place Moulay Hassan and Dar Souiri. Twelve concerts, including 5 mergers, 6 Gnaoua concerts and 1 Issaoua concert. Without forgetting the traditional opening parade.

Africa in the spotlight
Honor to Africa with a long-awaited merger. The Malian Vieux Farka Touré (Mali), nicknamed the “Hendrix of the desert”, cador of musical collaboration, finds with his Trio the maâlem most inhabited by African music, Abdeslam Alikane (Morocco), accompanied by the ribab of Aziz Ozouss (Morocco), cantor of the Amazigh culture.

The jazzy bass meets the guembri gnaoui
He who revolutionized and redefined the artistic potential of his instrument, the bass, and who since the 1970s has traveled the world and played with the greatest, Jamaaladeen Tacuma (United States), and his Trio share the stage with the maâlem at the bewitching voice Saïd Boulhimas (Morocco).

musical melting pot
The young maâlem Hossam Guania (Morocco) takes up the challenge of fusion with no less than six talented musicians: singer Fama Mbaye (Mauritania), flautist Naïssam Jalal (France/Syria), singer Haile Supreme (United States), percussionist Stéphane Edouard (France/India), Gadiri artist Aziz Ozouss (Morocco) and guitarist Mohamed Derouich (Morocco/France).

Two days of musical rainbow
During these 12 concerts, Place Moulay El Hassan and Dar Souiri also receive and stage the maâlems Abdelaziz and Najib Soudani (Morocco), the Issaoua (Morocco), Moktar Gania and his Gnawa Soul project (Morocco), the artist Moroccan Hind Ennaira (Morocco), Burkinabé percussionist Yaya Ouattara (Burkina Faso), maâlems Lahcen Mhaidi (Morocco), Mohamed Boumezzough (Morocco), Said El Bourki (Morocco), Abdellah Akharraz (Morocco) and Abdelmalek Kadiri (Morocco).

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