Famed Gnaoua music icon, Hamid El Kasri, has been injured following a road accident
|Hamid El Kasri : photo Sandy McCutcheon|
The accident happened last week while he was driving on the highway between Casablanca and Rabat. According to media reports he went off the road before hitting a tree. Initial reports described him as being in a coma, however, this was later corrected by a spokesperson for the Sheikh Zaid Hospital in Rabat, who said El Kasri was "hospitalised but conscious."
The Gnaoui Maâlem has received support from around the country including a message from Neila Tazi, producer of the Festival Gnaoua and Essaouira World Music Festival who wished the artist via his Twitter account a "good recovery".
The View From Fez team also wish Hamid a speedy and full recovery.