Gnawi in Agadir, Moracco. The Gnawi are performers of "ancient African Islamic spiritual religious songs and rhythms. Its well preserved heritage combines ritual poetry with traditional music and dancing...dedicated to prayer and healing." They are the descendants of black African slaves brought into Morocco after the fall of Timbuktu in 1591. Sources: Wikipedia.org and http://www.ibiblio.org/gnawastories/
Villa Reflexion, Jardin Majorelle and Museum of Islamic Art, Marrakech, Morocco Fotoprint
Afropop is thrilled to premiere “Mimouna” by Moroccan Gnawa musician Samir Langus.Langus is part of the NYC-based Moroccan Gnawa band Innove Gnawa. He was born and raised in Agadir, Morocco where at the age of 8, he began to learn Gnawa music.