The Palaver Tree
The Palaver Tree is one of the musts of the Gnaoua and World Music Festival of Essaouira. Perched rooftop in the heart of the Essaouira medina, the Palaver Tree offers a moment of calm reflection during the day or a stopover before heading of enjoy music and evening concerts.
Created in 2006, this convivial forum for dialog and exchange takes place each year at the French Institute of Essaouira. Artists, cultural activists, Gnaoua, and musicians sit down around a glass of tea or coffee to share and freely exchange with Festivalgoers. The event is animated each year by its creator, Emmanuelle Honorin, journalist and world music director at Geo magazine.