The Gnawa maalems and guest artists will join together just long enough to produce unique musical
creation. Discovery, research and perseverance will be the passwords of these exceptional moments of
interchange. This year five artistic residences will be on the menu on a very jazzy tonality along with a
sprinkling of latino.
The great representative of jazz guitar and Maalem Abdeslam Alikane will propose astonishing improvisations. At this performance on the Moulay Hassan stage on Thursday 21st June at 11:30 pm, no more borders will exist between the jazz repertory and Gnawa.
Maalem Mustapha Baqbou, Bob Maghrib Musicians
Bob Maghrib is the result of a residence by Moroccan musicians. This will not keep them from creating a fusion with Maalem Mustapha Bakbou in conjunction with a concert at the Gnawa festival on Saturday 23rd June at 09:00 pm at the beach stage. This constitutes a way of integrating the Gnawa component in this endeavor of research on the heritage left by legendary Bob Marley.
Maalem Mohamed Kouyou and Mayara Band musicians
The beach stage will swing to the rhythm of 100% Moroccan sonorities. This will be a concert high in originality consisting of a fusion between Gnaoua and the music of the new Moroccan stage. The Mayara Band conveys the Gnaoua spirit in the great majority of their songs. A not-to-be-missed concert on Friday 22nd June at 09:00 pm at the beach stage.