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Marhaba: An Introduction to Moroccan Gnaoua Music

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm

School of Jazz Performance Space, Room I531, Arnhold Hall 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

[This event, originally scheduled for Tuesday March 14th, has been POSTPONED, and will take place on Monday, March 20th]

As part of the city-wide celebration of the 20th anniversary of the world-renowned Moroccan Gnaoua and World Music Festival and our show with Maalem (Master) Abdeslam Alikkane on  March 17th in the Theresa Lang Center, we invite you for an evening of conversation and music exploring Gnaoua (also spelled gnawa) history, its connections to jazz, and the important role the Festival has played in bringing gnaoua to world-wide attention and popularity.

Moderator Meera Dugal, Programming Manager at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and her co-organizer for the US portion of The Gnaoua FestivalTour 2017, Samir Langus, musician and member of Innov Gnawa, are joined by panelists, Hisham Aidi, an ethnomusicologist and political scientist, journalist Tom Pryor, and Marc Cary, renowned jazz pianist and Chair of Jazz Improvisation at The Juilliard School.

The program features a performance by Innov Gnawa and includes an exhibition of photographs from Gnaoua Festival taken by Sabir El Mouakil.

Support for this event comes from the Moroccan National Office of Tourism who will also provide Moroccan refreshments. 

This event is presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center and the Moroccan National Office of Tourism.



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