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  • interview August 1, 2017

    Samir Langus on Morocco’s Musical Landscape

    During our recent visit to the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco, we saw a dazzling variety of music from across Morocco’s musical landscape. We saw young Moroccans cheering to both pop musicians and Sufi dhikr and Gnawa musicians … 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 »

  • program October 26, 2016

    Moroccan Music Today: Re-Examined Past, Innovative Future

    In Morocco today, artists draw from a huge variety of styles and traditions, creating music that takes from previously neglected history in order to create new and innovative sounds. In Agadir and Casablanca, two of Morocco’s most vibrantly musical cities, … Read more »

  • blog July 13, 2016

    Morocco Dispatch No. 2: Samir Langus’ Gnawa Vision

    Producer Jesse Brent is currently in Morocco, checking out the country’s spectacular music scene, and talking to some of the country’s most interesting and creative musicians. We’ll feature more reports from him in the future. All photos by Jesse Brent. … Read more »

  • blog January 15, 2016

    Afropop Premiere: Samir Langus’ “Mimouna”

    Afropop is thrilled to premiere “Mimouna” by Moroccan Gnawa musician Samir Langus. Langus is part of the NYC-based Moroccan Gnawa band Innove Gnawa. He was born and raised in Agadir, Morocco where at the age of 8, he began to learn Gnawa … Read more »

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