Gnaoua Show for the World Festival returns for a 5th edition

The 5th edition of the Gnaoua Show Festival for the World will be held on September 23 and 24 at Jemaâ El Fna Square, under the banner “A good successor to a good predecessor”.

Organized by the association Le Grand Atlas and the Hmitti association for Culture and Artistic Creation, this festival will see the participation of six troupes representing the cities of Rabat, Casablanca, Essaouira and Marrakech, led by experienced maâlems of art Gnaoua, such as Aziz Baqbou, Hassan Boussou, or even Houssam Gania highlighted the organizers during a press conference held Friday in Marrakech.

“We had the idea of ​​creating this festival after the 2019 edition of the National Festival of Popular Arts. We saw the importance of organizing a large-scale festival to celebrate Gnaoua art, an authentic art recognized by the world. ‘UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage of humanity”, underlined Mohamed Knidiri, president of the association Le Grand Atlas, in a declaration to M24, the television channel of continuous information of the MAP.

In order to preserve this popular musical genre, “The Association Le Grand Atlas has sealed a partnership with the Hmitti Association for Culture and Artistic Creation in order to federate efforts to allow this festival to find a place among the major festivals. , like the Gnaoua Festival of Essaouira”, in Knidiri.

“This musical genre has many aficionados who appreciate its rhythms and its lyrics, as well as the spiritual aspect and the developments that it experiences at all levels”, he underlined.

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