Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco
Essaouira

 
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Music


Essaouira is most famous for the Gnaoua music but also for Sufi music by Hmadcha.

 


Three musical festivals are
held annually in Essaouira.

Festival Gnaoua

In April the Festival des Alizes , in June the Festival of Gnawa and World Music and in November the Festival of Atlantic Andalusias


 

Read more about the Festival des Alizes
(Pic with link to MadeinMedina Essaouira)

 

Festival des Alizes 2014

Festival des Alizés
24 -27 avril April 2014

A pioneer festival ,a recognized event in Morocco today as the most demanding and more creative in its programming. The Festival des Alizés is held annually in April since the spring of 2001. The concerts are free, the artists perform on two stages, one outdoor and one in Dar Souiri.
It is organized by the Fondation des Alizés in collaboration with the Association Essaouira Mogador. This musical event make Essaouira vibrates to the rhythm of symphonies played by experienced musicians.
The Festival des Alizés
Program 2014 (External link)


 

Festival of  Atlantic Andalusia 2013

The 10th edition of the Festival of Atlantic Andalusia (Le Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques 2013) is held from 31 October to 3 November 2013.

....will be the most emblematic of Moroccan heritage in all its diversity and richness, especially its Arab, Muslim and Jewish components, organizers said...

Source: http://www.aufaitmaroc.com/actualites/culture/2013

 

Frestival of the Atlantic Andalusias

The 9th Festival of the Atlantic Andalusias
November 1 -4 in Essaouira

Le Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques 2012

 

Festival des Alizés

 

 

 

Essaouiran style Rap

 

 

 

Gnaoua fusion

Wayne Shorter Quartet (Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci et Brian Blade) with Maâlem Mohamed Kouyou. Maâlem Abderrahim Benthami with Stéphane Edouard, Hassan Idbassaïd, Andy Narell and Abdenour Djemaï. Maâlem Abdelouahed Stitou and Maâlem Adil Amimi.
Essaouira Festival of Gnawa and World Music 2008

 

Bobh Marley  on door

 

En français:

Soufism

« Plusieurs chemins mènent à Dieu, j'ai choisi celui de la danse et de la musique. »

http://dafina.net/gazette/article/le-soufisme-en-islam-un-chemin-vers-dieu

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