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  • 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 April 5, 2016

    Emel Mathlouthi: A Worldly Cause

    Singer Emel Mathlouthi has been called the “Voice of the Arab Spring,” her voice providing inspiration and strength to the revolutionary movement that ousted the ruling regime of her native Tunisia in 2011, serving as a catalyst for the revolutions … Read more »

  • blog August 24, 2015

    Adieu, Mariem Hassan

    Mariem Hassan, a tremendously talented Sahrawi singer, passed away on Sun., Aug. 22, in a Sahrawi refugee camp near Tinduf, Algeria. Hassan was born in 1958 in Ued Tazua, a village in what was then known as Spanish Sahara, to a family of nomadic … Read more »

  • review June 10, 2011

    Marock’n Roll

    Hoba Hoba Spirit, out of Casablanca, moved from underground secret to trend-setting national band in Morocco after an electrifying performance at the Boulevard des Jeunes Musiciens festival in 2003.  It was instantly clear that this band fit no existing mold … Read more »

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