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Gnaoua Festival 2013

  • Essaouira, Morocco
  • 20-23 June 2013
    Gnaoua Festival 2013
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    Each year, the beautiful city of Essaouira devotes its maze of streets, lovely beaches, and vibrant public squares to music. In just a few years the city has become Morocco’s answer to Woodstock.

    Colourful and exciting nights to soothe the spirit, thousands of music lovers swaying  to the music in a convivial and intimate atmosphere - this is the city during the Festival! It’s above all an ambiance. No setting is so conducive to listening and letting oneself go. In Essaouira the maalems feel at home, their chants and laments were born in this land open to the cultures of the world. In Essaouira the musicians excel in virtuosity, inventiveness and flair. They call upon the spirits, and with them all is possible !

    When their magic begins, even the most reserved onlookers start moving to the rhythm and let themselves go. The « enchantment » of the Gnaoua and World Music Festival is at work. Musical encounters are renewed - attracting, astonishing.

    Lineup


    BAB DOUKKALA: 17H00 - OPENING PARADE
    PLACE MOULAY HASSAN: 19:40 - OPENING SPEECH
    20:00 - OPENING CONCERT ANNADI AL BAHRI & HOUWARA & MAÂLEM SAID KOUYOU 20:45 - MAÂLEM OMAR HAYAT
    22:20 - ESKA
    23:05 - MAÂLEM ABDELKBIR MERCHANE
    00:15 - ESKA & MAÂLEM ABDELKEBIR MERCHANE
    DAR SOUIRI:
    00:00 - MAÂLEM ABDERRAZAK MOUSTAQIM
    BAB LMARSSA: 00:00 - MAÂLEM AHMED BAALIL
    01:30 - TAIFA DE SAFI



    HOTEL ALTLAS ESSAOUIRA & SPA: 9-13:30H - FORUM
    ALLIANCE FRANCO-MAROCAINE: 16H - ARBRE A PALABRAS
    PLACE DE L'HORLOGE & PLACE EL KHAYMA: 17H - PARADE DE MARIONNETTES
    ZAOUIA SIDNA BILAL: 17H - HOMMAGE AU MAALEM ABDELLAH GUINEA
    PLACE MOULAY HASSAN: 20:00 - HOMMAGE MAÂLEM ABDERRAHMANE PACO : PACO GHIWANE & MAÂLEM OMAR HAYAT
    21:00 - MAÂLEM KBIBER
    22:30 - OMAR SOSA
    23:30 - MAÂLEM MAHMOUD GUINEA
    00:30 - MAÂLEM MAHMOUD GUINEA ET OMAR SOSA
    SCÈNE MÉDITEL: 20:00 - OUM
    21:30 - AMAYNO
    22:45 - MAÂLEM ABDESLAM ALIKANE & TYOUR GNAOUA
    00:15 - MOKOOMBA
    BORJ BAB MARRAKECH: 20:30 - MAÂLEM ABDELKADER AMLIL & RACHID ZEROUAL QUINTET
    00:00 - ESKA & MAÂLEM ABDELKEBIR MERCHANE
    DAR SOUIRI: 23:30 - MAÂLEM RACHID EL HAMZAOUI
    01:00 - MAÂLEM ABDELLATIF EL MAKHZOUMI
    BAB LMARSSA: 00:00 - MAÂLEM FATHALLAH CHAOUKI
    01:30 - MAÂLEM ABDELLAH EL GOURD



    HOTEL ALTLAS ESSAOUIRA & SPA: 9-13:30H - FORUM
    ALLIANCE FRANCO-MAROCAINE: 16H - ARBRE A PALABRAS
    PLACE DE L'HORLOGE & PLACE EL KHAYMA: 17H - PARADE DE MARIONNETTES
    ZAOUIA SIDNA BILAL: 17H - HOMMAGE AU MAALEM CHERIF REGRAGUI
    PLACE MOULAY HASSAN
    : 20:00 - KARIM ZIAD PROJECT
    21:15 - RICHARD BONA
    22:45 - MACEO PARKER
    00:30 - MAÂLEM HAMID EL KASRI
    SCÈNE MÉDITEL: 20:00 - MAZAGAN
    21:15 - MAÂLEM HASSAN BOUSSOU
    22:45 - NNEKA - WITH SPÉCIAL GUEST MEHDI NASSOULI
    00:15 - HAOUSSA & ISSAOUA DE FES
    BORJ BAB MARRAKECH: 20:30 - ANNADI AL BAHRI & MAÂLEM MOHAMED KOUYOU
    00:00 - MAÂLEM AZIZ BAQBOU & MAJDA EL YAHYAOUI
    DAR SOUIRI: 23:30 - ISSAOUA D'ESSAOUIRA
    01:00 - MAÂLEM ABDENBI EL GUEDARI
    BAB LMARSSA: 00:00 - MOHAMMED BAAIYA
    01:30 - MAÂLEM ALLAL SOUDANI



    HOTEL ALTLAS ESSAOUIRA & SPA: 10-13:30H - FORUM
    ALLIANCE FRANCO-MAROCAINE: 11H - ARBRE A PALABRAS
    PLACE DE L'HORLOGE & PLACE EL KHAYMA: 16H - PARADE DE MARIONNETTES
    PLACE MOULAY HASSAN: 18:40 - WILL CALHOUN
    19:40 - WILL CALHOUN ET MAÂLEM MUSTAPHA BAQBOU

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    Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is a vibrant city centred around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Medina of Essaouira - formerly Mogador.


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    El Minzah Place, Essaouira, Morocco

    FAQs

    Essaouira is located on the Moroccan Atlantic coast, 350 km from Casablanca, 175 km from Marrakech and 190 km from Agadir. Its airport is located 18 km from the city and is only served by Royal Air Maroc.

    By bus: From Marrakech (2:30 - 3h), Agadir (3:15 - 3:45h), Rabat or Casablanca via Marrakech (train 4:15h or 3:15h, bus 2:30 - 3h) http://www.supratours.ma/http://www.ctm.ma/

     

    Get lost in the medina (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), discover Essaouira's traditional riads, arts and craft, its alleyways, its colorful stalls; they truly make Essaouira a city of unquestioned magic, with every stay inside its walls sticking in your memory for long after.

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