Gnawa musicians in the Jemma el Fnaa

Gnaws are a group of musicians that descend from the dark-skinned slaves brotherhood from Ghana, Guinea and Mali several centuries ago. The Gnawa can be seen in Marrakesh and Essouira. Every year especially in May the town of Essaouira hosts a festival of Gnawa and world music. Here is a video about Gnawa in the heart of old Medina Jemma el-Fnaa square from 5 years ago. To discover more of Morocco please get in touch . The team at our magical Marrakech riads is really looking forward to welcoming you soon.