Sat, March 26, 2016 8:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts
Alwan for the Arts presents:
Innov Gnawa celebrating the ancient spiritual music of North Africa with an innovative, hypnotic, and ecstatic take on this trance-inducing folk tradition.
Mâallem Hassan Ben Jaâfer, lead vocals, sintir
Nawfal Atiq, vocal and qraqeb
Amino Belyamani, vocal and qraqeb
Said Bourhana, vocal and qraqeb
Samir LanGus, vocal and qraqeb
Ahmed Jeriouda, vocal, qraqeb and cajón.
Tickets: 20$ General 15 $ Students & Seniors
Avaiable at the door or online (Buy now)
Doors open at 7:30pm
Gnawa culture developed in Morocco, with roots in the forced displacement of people from other African countries. Gnawa music is part of a healing ritual called the "lila" which means "night" in Arabic. A "lila" is an intimate, communal night of celebration that can last up to 12 hours. It provides a safe space for those who wish to enter into a trance and to lose themselves in the hypnotic rhythms and soaring melodies of Gnawa music.
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