Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gnawa Music Concert ~ Free at ALIF Riad Tonight

A Gnawa Music Concert at ALIF Riad is free and open to the general public tonight (Tuesday, December 10th) at 6:30 PM

This is a great opportunity to experience this famous Moroccan folk music with a talented group of local musicians: Ouled Houssa.

Gnawa music is a rich repertoire of ancient African Islamic spiritual religious songs and rhythms. Its well preserved heritage combines ritual poetry with traditional music and dancing. The music is performed at 'Lila's', entire communal nights of celebration, dedicated to prayer and healing, guided by the Gnawa Maalem and his group of musicians and dancers. Though many of the influences that formed this music can be traced to sub-Saharan West-Africa, its traditional practice is concentrated in Morocco and the Béchar Province in South-western Algeria.

Tonight's concert is free and open to all ALC & ALIF students and the general public. If you are a visitor to Fez as your Riad manager to give you directions.

Refreshments will be served!

Print Friendly and PDF

1 comment:

Kahenas said...

Looks like a great event! Would have loved to see it!