From 21 to 23 June 2018, Essaouira organizes the 21st version of the Gnaoua World Music Pageant

June 12, 2018

This summer season, from June 21-23 the seashore metropolis will rejoice the competitors’s 21st anniversary.

“Given that begin of the competitors, its distinctive character has given it a selected place amongst cultural events, confirming to the world that Africa is larger than ever a land of dialogue and creation,” states Neila Tazi, producer of the Gnaoua Pageant.

The competitors could be marked by the presence of award-winning “jam-band” Snarky Pet, which is ready to every open and shut the event.

One duet, notably, will rejoice the musical heritage of the African continent: youthful Gnaoua artist and guembriand participant Asma Hamzaoui (Bnat Timbuktu) will draw from her Malian roots to pay tribute to the Tagnaouite customized, in collaboration with Fatoumata Diawara, who sings whatever the prohibition to use music by Islamists in northern Mali, from the place she comes.

Diawara refuses to sing in English or French in homage her African heritage, instead drawing inspiration from the customized of Wassoulou singing.

“They’ve the braveness and the bravery for space of curiosity however as well as the love of the inheritance in widespread,” Tazi acknowledged.

The Gnaoua pageant might even host the Enterprise BIM Group (Benin Worldwide Musical), a collective of Beninese artists who will play some voodoo rhythms and traditional songs with electrical fashionable grooves. The collective will share the stage with the Gnaoui grasp Maâlem Hassan Boussou.

Gnawa pageant has become some extent of delight for Essaouira’s inhabitants since its founding in 1998. Dedicated to its African roots, the Gnaoua and World Music Pageant of Essaouira reminds us that all music originates from the cradle of humanity.

The competitors has on a regular basis welcomed the very best of the African scene just like Youssou N’Dour (Senegal), Amadou and Mariam (Mali), Bassekou Kouyaté (Mali), Toumani Diabaté (Mali), Doudou N’Diaye Rose (Senegal), Oumou Sangaré (Mali), Sibiri Samaké (Mali), and Baaba Maal (Senegal).

With music blaring all via the streets of the city, the a whole lot of those that head to the three-day competitors are anticipated to supply a severe improve to the city’s vacationer financial system, notably throughout the native restaurant sector.