Essoeira Gnawa music festival
Essoeira Gnawa music festival Essaouira Reviews
Essauoira May 17, 2011
This festival in the streets of Essauira is a free festival dedicated to gnawa music and and to world music. Essauira is an old coastal town with a fort(Built by the portuguese) and an old"medina" extremelly charming and diverse town.
Gnawa music was brought over to Morroco by the slaves original from sub Saharian Africa and was integrated into Morrocan culture. This music is played with a guitar with two strings called the Gambri.
Essauira'streets get filled with people from allover the world for a few days.This festival also hosts big names of world music, like Wayne Shorter, or Damien Marley.
Its a one of the best experiences I have ever had.
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