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Master Gnaoua Musicians – FIAF, World Nomads Morocco Festival

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Saturday, May 21, 2011
8pm

Venue at FIAF
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Morocco’s leading Gnaoua masters, representing the major Gnaoua centers of Essaouira and Marrakech, will present an unprecedented performance of this entrancing and mystical music. They include Mustapha Bakbou and Mahmoud Guinea, among others. Originating in sub-Saharan Africa, the music serves as both a prayer and a celebration of life with strong, distinctive rhythmic beats and acrobatic dancing.

Presented in partnership with Essaouira Mogador Association with the Gnaoua and World Music Festival and Yerma Gnaoua Association (Essaouira)

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Written by Jon Cronin

May 11, 2011 at 18:24

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