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  • blog October 4, 2017

    Photo Essay: Group Doueh and Innov Gnawa in NYC

    If you’ve been following Afropop this year, you’ve gotten a taste for some of the Maghreb’s musical multitude in our recent program on the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco and maybe even gotten a chance to hear some of … Read more »

  • blog September 12, 2017

    Ticket Giveaway: Group Doueh with Innov Gnawa

    It’s a family affair! The World Music Institute presents the husband and wife duo, Group Doueh, at Le Poisson Rouge on Fri. Sept. 29. Band leader Doueh hails from Dakhla in Western Sahara and performs the electric guitar-tinged traditional Sahrawi … Read more »

  • blog June 2, 2017

    Premiere: “Mystic Molay”–Nickodemus ft. Hassan Ben Jaafer and Innov Gnawa

    If you love Moroccan Gnawa music, which you should, you’re probably going to enjoy this track, “Mystic Molay,” a tribute to the Sufi teacher Molay Abdelkader Jilani. The track is the lead single off a new record from veteran DJ/producer … Read more »

  • blog May 2, 2017

    Gnawa Springs Eternal

    This spring has been a rich one for the Gnawa lovers of New York. If you know where to listen, the irresistible shuffle of Gnawa’s metal qraqebs and mesmeric melodies of the guembri have been in the air more than … Read more »

  • blog March 15, 2017

    Gnawa Festival Tour in New York City

    Gnawa (or Gnaoua), is a musical and spiritual lifeblood of Morocco. The origins of this trance-inducing music are with the people, also referred to as Gnawa, taken to Morocco as slaves from the Sahel beginning in the 12th century. Although … Read more »

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