Eleven of the most famous maâlems and a pleiad of international artists meet the public for musical fusions during the twelve concerts scheduled for June 3 and 4 in Essaouira.
Eleven of Mogador’s most famous maâlems and a plethora of international artists meet the public for colorful music fusion performances and concerts from the pure Gnaoua repertoire, at twelve concerts in Place Moulay Hassan and at Dar Souiri. Twelve concerts, including 5 fusions, 6 Gnaoua concerts and 1 Issaoua concert. Not to mention the traditional opening parade.
Africa in the spotlight
Honor to Africa with a long-awaited merger. The Malian Old Farka Touré (Mali), nicknamed the “Desert Hendrix”, cador of musical collaboration, finds with his Trio the maâlem most inhabited by African music, Abdeslam Alikane (Morocco), accompanied by the ribab of Aziz Ozouss (Morocco), singer of Amazigh culture.
Jamaaladeen Tacuma (USA), who has revolutionized and redefined the artistic potential of his instrument, the bass, and has been touring the world since the 1970s, playing with the greatest, Jamaaladeen Tacuma (USA), and his Trio the enchanting voice of Saïd Boulhimas (Morocco).
Melting can musical
The young Maâlem Hossam Guania (Morocco) takes on the challenge of merging with no less than six talented musicians: singer Fama Mbaye (Mauritania), flutist Naïssam Jalal (France / Syria), singer Haile Supreme (USA), percussionist Stéphane Edouard (France / India), Gadiri artist Aziz Ozouss (Morocco) and guitarist Mohamed Derouich (Morocco / France).
Two days of musical rainbow
During these 12 concerts, the Place Moulay El Hassan and Dar Souiri also host and stage the Maâlems Abdelaziz and Najib Soudani (Morocco), the Issaoua (Morocco), Moktar Gania and his project Gnawa Soul (Morocco), the artist Moroccan Hind Ennaira (Morocco), Burkinabe percussionist Yaya Ouattara (Burkina Faso), Mahalems Lahcen Mhaidi (Morocco), Mohamed Boumezzough (Morocco), Said El Bourki (Morocco), Abdellah Akharraz (Morocco) and Abdelmalek Kadiri (Morocco).