Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco

En langue française


Essaouira is most famous for the Gnaoua music festival but also for Sufi music by Hmadcha. There are also in the springtime "The Printemps Musical des Alizes" and in the autumn "Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques"

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Dar Souiri

Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques

Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde

The Printemps Musical des Alizes 2018


The 21th edition of the Festival Gnaoua is from 21 June to 24 June 2018

Festival Gnaoua

Listen to music recorded 1959 from Essaouira


Moroccan couple dancing Billie Jean
(Michel Jackson )



Read more about the Festival des Alizes

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 Andalousies Atlantiques

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)


Moga Festival : « Record d’affluence » pour son retour à Essaouira 10/10/2022



Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques 2017

Festival Andalousies Atlantiques 2017

Festival Hadra Feminine
et Musiques de transe

Festival Hadra Feminine et Musiques de transe 2015



Printemps Musical des Alizés - 15ème édition

Printemps Musical des Alizes

Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques 2014


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...




Jewish musician

Amazigh music


Festival des artes populaires et musiques du monde 2017



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

The police band in Mogador


En français:


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

Le soufisme en islam : Un chemin vers Dieu


La musique juive du maroc: Les chanteurs stars (VIDEO)

Derbouka et Dance (VIDEO)



External Links

Dar Souiri

Fusion (Music)