Reportage from Gnawa Festival of Essaouira – Morocco

You already know that Marco Ciccolella & Valentina Campostrini are photographers covering Gnawa Festival of Essaouira in Morocco. And now they share their experience with AfrokanLife readers. Please enjoy!

Eska and Maalem Abdelkbir Merchane during their performance fusion
Eska and Maalem Abdelkbir Merchane during their performance fusion
A member of the group of Eska while playing a saw producing a deep and continuous sound
A member of the group of Eska while playing a saw producing a deep and continuous sound
all participants of the band swirling in a circle playing endless and hypnotic rhythm
all participants of the band swirling in a circle playing endless and hypnotic rhythm
Gnaoua a musician during his performance playing the typical Krakebs
Gnaoua a musician during his performance playing the typical Krakebs
Maalem Abdelkbir Merchane during his performance at the concert in place  Moulay Hassan During Festival
Maalem Omar Hayat during his performance at the concert in place Moulay Hassan During Festival

Wiki :

Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region ofMarrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. Since the 16th century, the city has also been known by itsPortuguese name of Mogador or Mogadore. The Berber name means the wall, a reference to the fortress walls that originally enclosed the city.

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