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Gnaoua Festival 2019

  • Various Venues, Essaouira, Morocco
  • 20-23 June 2019
Gnaoua Festival 2019
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A North African extravaganza

Gnaoua Festival is an eclectic music, arts and culture festival in the Moroccan port city of Essaouira.

Deeply rooted in North African styles, sounds and traditions, the festival is a vibrant and immersive experience, filling the city's streets, squares, docks and performance venues with a fantastic extravaganza of sound and colour. 

The lineup also extends beyond traditional local rhythms to include contemporary funk, blues, jazz and soul both from Africa and from further afield, transforming Essaouira into a musical, artistic and cultural hub over the course of four days.

Headliners

Lineup


BAB DOUKKALA

  • Parade d’ouverture

SCÈNE MOULAY HASSAN

  • Maâlems Abdelkebir & Hicham Merchane
  • Fusion Maâlem Omar Hayat & Moh! Kouyaté
  • Moh! Kouyaté
  • Maâlem Omar Hayat
  • Concert d’ouverture: Résidence Maâlem Hassan Boussou & Osain Del Monte

DAR LOUBANE

  • Maâlem Said Boulhimas & guest

DAR SOUIRI

  • Issaoua d’Essaouira
  • Lila Rbatia: Maâlems Fathellah Chaouki & Rachid Ladhass & Mahjoub El Gouchi & Abderrazak Moustakim


SCÈNE MOULAY HASSAN

  • Maâlem Hassan Hakmoun & The Universal Force
  • Tinariwen
  • Maâlem Mustapha Baqbou
  • Majid Bekkas Afro Ganoua Jazz Ensemble

SCÈNE DE LA PLAGE

  • Maâlem Mohamed Kouyou
  • Imdiazn
  • Nabyla Maan
  • Mogador Band

SCÈNE BORJ BAB MARRAKECH

  • Osain Del Monte

DAR LOUBANE

  • Fusion Maâlem Abdeslam Alikane + Tyour Gnaoua + Rhani Krija & Karim Ziad
  • Maâlem Abdellah Akharaz

ZAOUIA ISSAOUA

  • Maâlem Abderrahim Benthami Oughassal & Mustapha Sam
  • Maâlem Rachid Ben Tair

DAR SOUIRI

  • Lila Souiria : Maâlems Mokhtar Gania + Said El Bourki + Abdelmalek El Kadiri + Seddik El Arch + Abdelaziz Soudani
  • Hmadcha d'Essaouira


SCÈNE MOULAY HASSAN


SCÈNE DE LA PLAGE

  • Fusion Maâlem Houssam Gania et Hahouma
  • Baloji
  • La relève Gnaoua de Rabat - Maâlems Said El Wassif & Issam Art & Driss El Hadri
  • Betweenatna

SCÈNE BORJ BAB MARRAKECH

  • Maria Del Mar Moreno & guest Nabyla Maan

DAR LOUBANE

  • Fusion Maâlem Saïd Oughassal & Jorge Pardo
  • Maâlem Rachid Hamzaoui

ZAOUIA ISSAOUA

  • Maâlems Kbiber & Moulay Tayeb Adhbi
  • Maâlem Abdeslam Kardan

DAR SOUIRI

  • Lila Chamalia en hommage à Randy Weston: Maâlems Abdelouahed Stitou & Abdellah El Gourd & Abdelkader Haddada & Abdelmajid Domnati
  • Issaoua De Meknès

Gnaoua Festival takes place in Essaouira, a port city on Morocco's Atlantic coast, famed for its bustling streets and beautiful beaches. The city is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.


Address

Various Venues, Essaouira, Morocco

FAQs

Most international flights will arrive into Marrakech. From there, you can take a taxi or bus onto Essaouira, however the journey will take over 2 and a half hours and will cost around £50, while a bus from Marrakech city centre will cost much less (around £3), but will take longer. 

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