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MOKTAR GANIA & GNAWA SOUL

Country: Morocco
Musical style:
LES GRANDS ÉVÉNEMENTS featured by ICI Musique
Théâtre Fairmount
5240 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4G7
https://theatrefairmount.com/
Date: 07/18/2022
Time: 20:00
Price: 32$ (+fees)

MOKTAR GANIA & GNAWA SOUL

”Les Grands Événements” Series featured by ICI Musique

 

“Their music combines African Gnawa grooves with orientalizing Maghrebian melodies and other World Music.” (FIP, 2022 [translation]). Their new album, Gnawa Soul, embodies the free spirit of Essaouira, a beautiful port city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast energized by a constant sea breeze, where Maâlem Moktar Gania was born. This heir to Gnawa traditions has since collaborated with the likes of Randy Weston and Carlos Santana. Guembri, qraqeb, tama drum, guitar, keyboard, and electronic instruments converge with a mystical and intoxicating fervour, with ample room for solos and improvisation, transcending genres and letting spirits soar.

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