The Grand Sound of Gnawa

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Heard On The Odyssey Series
Gimbri player, Morocco

In 2007, after reading about the annual Sacred Music Festival in Fes, Morocco, I packed my bag and headed off to Northern West Africa to hear first hand and up close the ancient sound of Sacred Gnawa Music. A sound that combines sacred poetry, percussion, and dedicated singing.

Episode Credits

  • Dr. Jonathan Øverby Host
  • Britny Williams Technical Director

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