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  • 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 »

  • blog January 12, 2017

    APAP Showcase Marathon

    When the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) convenes in New York each year, one of the goals is to decide who will be performing on North American festival stages in the coming season. An influx of independent musicians, many … Read more »

  • blog October 31, 2016

    On the Scene in Casablanca

    Currently, cities throughout Morocco are filled with protesters. These are the largest and most widespread protests in Morocco since the February 20 movement, which coincided with the Arab Spring that spread throughout North African and the Middle East in 2011. … 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 »

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