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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 13, 2017

    Field Report: Rototom Sunsplash Festival Celebrates Africa: Reggae Style

    Feature image: Teshay Makeda, singer with African Head Charge. Photo by Lorenzo Scaldaferro ©Rototom The African-Jamaican dialogue has been going strong ever since African rhythms birthed reggae. The Motherland has produced plenty of her own reggae heroes, hosted many others, … 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 August 2, 2017

    Photo Gallery: World Sacred Music Festival 2017

    In May, we returned to Fes, Morocco for the 23rd annual World Sacred Music Festival, 13 years after our first visit. The event hosted a dazzling array of music from across the globe, spanning the spectrum of sacred and secular. … Read more »

  • 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 »

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