Posts Tagged ‘gnawa music’

Gnawa music: a Moroccan mystery

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

From the red city of ancient Marrakech to the blue streets of Chefchaouen one thing you will not miss are the abundance of ‘Gnawa’ musicians. There is a world of mystery surrounding the origin of this revered and celebrated art form. Moroccan’s agree that it originated from the southern reaches of the Saharan deserts but […]

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Swing Low Sweet Hajhouj

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

An African instrument that reached The North of Africa during the golden age of Morocco in the 15 century, the hajhouj is a significant culture in itself. At the height and as a result of the the slave trade, a mix of African cultures, faiths and musical instruments saturated the continent and with it, the […]

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