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Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival

Gnaoua Music Festival

The Gnaoua and World Music Festival is held in Essaouira every June, and has been running for over 10 years.

There are around ten stages featuring various types of music: world and jazz musicians perform each eveniong on the stage of Bab Sebaa (previous years including the oud-playing brothers Trio Joubran, the blues of Justin Adams and traditional Korean percussions); Famous groups feature on the Moulay Hassan stage (Eric Legnini, KyMani Marley, the National Orchestra of Barbes); in the medina, smaller stages offer gnoaua music day and evening, as well as other traditional Moroccan styles such as Ganga, Haddarates and Hmadcha.

If you are interested in visiting this festival as part of your stay in Morocco, please contact our travel advisors.

For a complete programme for the festival view their website.