Gnawa World Music Festival Essaouira

The 4 day World Music Festival celebrates Gnaoua music and culture with live acts performing on the many stages in the coastal town of Essaouira. Live shows are held at Place Moulay Hassan and other venues in the medina and outside its city walls including Bab Doukkala, Bab Marrakech, Dar Souiri, Chez Kebin, Zaouia Gnaoua, Place Khayma and the Marche Aux Grain.

Since it began in 1998 the festival has become a highlight on the world music calendar with both local and international artists performing live.

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