The Gnaoua Festival


The mysterious music of the Gnaouas is celebrated each year in June at the Gnaoua Festival in Essaouira.  Essaouira is an Atlantic seaside resort town and has long been considered as one of the best anchorages of the Moroccan coast. The Medinaof Essaouira (formerly “Mogador”) is a UNESCOWorld Heritage listed city, as an example of a late 18th century fortified town. The Gnaoua Festival attracts acosmopolitan audience of 500,000 festival-goers annually and…