French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) World Nomads Morocco Festival

World Nomads Morocco Festival, April 30–May 31

Under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI

About the Festival
2011 Events
Schedule & Tickets
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Co-presenters,
and Sponsors
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Brochure (pdf)
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2008: Africa
2009: Haiti
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Music
Master Gnaoua Musicians
Saturday, May 21, 2011
8pm

FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Free Pre-concert Talk at 7pm
Stories from the Gnaoua and World Music Festival
Details below

Presented in partnership with Essaouira Mogador Association with the Gnaoua and World Music Festival and Yerma Gnaoua Association (Essaouira)

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Morocco's leading Gnaoua masters, representing the major Gnaoua centers of Essaouira and Marrakech, will present an unprecedented performance of this entrancing and mystical music. They include Mustapha Bakbou and Mahmoud Guinea, among others. Originating in sub-Saharan Africa, the music serves as both a prayer and a celebration of life with strong, distinctive rhythmic beats and acrobatic dancing.

The master musicians will be accompanied by Hassan Hakmoun, a Moroccan-American Gnaoua musician and innovative performing artist who will bring contemporary elements from funk, hip-hop, and reggae to further ignite this classic musical tradition.

Curated by Hassan Hakmoun

A special two-concert package is available and includes:

Opening Concert
Orchestra of Fes
with Françoise Atlan

Saturday, April 30 at 8:30pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
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Individual Concert
FIAF Members $20
Non-Members $25

2-Concert Package
Orchestra of Fes
and Gnaoua Masters
FIAF Members $30
Non-Members $40

Venue at FIAF
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

Related Event

Pre-concert Talk
Stories from the Gnaoua and World Music Festival
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 7pm

FIAF, Tinker Auditorium
Free; No RSVP required

Neila Tazi, director and producer of Essaouira's Gnaoua and World Music Festival, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Festival and its development, and share stories about the Gnaoua artists and their rich cultural tradition.

   
Moroccan National Tourist Office

Presented in partnership with Essaouira Mogador Association with the Gnaoua and World Music Festival and Yerma Gnaoua Association (Essaouira)
Sponsored by Royal Air Maroc and Moroccan National Tourist Office

The World Nomads Morocco festival is made possible with the generous support of numerous partners,
co-presenters, and sponsors. View full list here
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Brochure (pdf)
World Nomads Morocco Festival Brochure (pdf)
 

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