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  • blog June 21, 2017

    Morocco’s Gnawa World Music Festival Gears Up For 20th Anniversary

    Every summer, the breezy Moroccan beach town of Essaouria hosts the Gnawa World Music Festival—the largest gathering of North African Gnawa musicians anywhere in the world. This year the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, with an impressive lineup of international … Read more »

  • blog June 14, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. Six

    This is the sixth feature in a series we call “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists, and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, hip-hop … Read more »

  • blog June 4, 2017

    Field Report: Moroccan Pop at the World Sacred Music Festival

    ­Afropop’s Sebastian Bouknight is back after a week in Morocco, where he was tuning into the local music scenes and checking out the offerings of the World Sacred Music Festival in Fes. This is the first of a series of … 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 »

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