Gnaoua World Music Festival – Opening Day

Gnaoua World Music Festival in Essaouira

We stumbled upon the parade at just the right time.  The colourful musicians were making their way through the old medina of Essaouira as the famous sounds of Gnaoua music filled the streets. We stopped in admiration of the costumes, the talent, and even danced a little. The perfect little teaser of what’s in store! … Continue reading

Mandy on Music – Oum

One of the best things about going to Essaouira are the little music shops and the friendly shopkeepers only too excited to share their favourites musicians. And on one recent trip I was introduced to Oum.  A trilingual Moroccan singer whose sound and style range from Andalusian inspired to poppy and fun. As the music … Continue reading